Turn Signal Problems

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  1. claysstang

    claysstang New Member

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    i have a 89 mustang was 4cly swaped 302 in.all the lights work except turn signals also when driving down road windshield wipers turn on for 1 swipe and will do it again 5min later. i checked all fuses and took out turn signal switch and relized that the switch was for a 90-93 would this be the problem..
     
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    Search or repost this under tech threads for netter results. The switches are different and jrichker can help, I have seen the diagrams recently posted. Yes, the switch could be a problem.
     
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    my turn singals dont work either. I heard the ignition switch on the controls turn signals and many other things including blower motor, and its well known for going bad. can anyone confirm this?
     
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    Multifunction/turn signal switch:
    Before you think about replacing the multifunction switch with one from the junkyard, here's some things to be aware of...

    The problem is more common in GT models because they had fog lights on the same power wiring as the headlights. Ford undersized the wire and that caused problems.

    A word of caution about multifunction switches is in order here. The multifunction switch (high/low beam, wiper, turn signals) are different for different years. 87-98 will work in any 87-89 car. The 90-93 switches only work in 90-93 cars. You can't put an early model switch in a late model car, nor can you put a late model switch in an early car.

    Supposedly you can move the pins around to make the switches work in model years that are different from the car the switch came out of. I cannot verify that and haven’t tried it.

    Other possible problem sources for the turn signal & headlight malfunction are the ignition switch, multifunction switch and the plastic shell that holds the turn signal wiring connector pins.

    The following diagram is for 87-89 model cars.

    Turn signal switch wiring:
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    Recall on Ford Ignition switches:
    Some of the symptoms of ignition switch problems are things that don’t work or are intermittent like radio, turn signals, wipers or heater.

    There was a FREE recall on Ford ignition switches. They overheat and sometimes catch fire. That burns up the steering column and sometimes the car interior. Since this is very old information, you may not be able to get the switch replaced for free anymore. The auto parts stores sell the switches for $13-$15.

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    Saleen0679 was nice enough to dig this up for us awhile back: Replace a 1979-1993 Ignition Switch Assembly
     
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