2004 Town and Country - Turn Signals that activate the wrong side
crockettcowboy Member Posts: 3
edited October 2017 in Chrysler
I have a Chrysler Town and Country Van 2004, Most of the time when I use the RIGHT turn signal, the LEFT indicator light on the dashboard activates. Also, the turn signals sometimes turn off after about 5 seconds of functioning.
thanks, before I got your reply, I stopped by Autozone and they could order the multi function switch for $50. It be here till tomorrow. They way you make it sound is that I should let a pro install it. I am pretty mechanical but not a pro. Whats your take?
Good luck with it,
I have the same issue with the left turn signal not working. Now, i work on cars, but right now my brain is frozen on what a BCM is.
Also, I have already replaced my turn signal switch and when I took the cover off i found a plug that was not plugged in to the socket on the steering wheel. AS I have no idea what it goes to, I have not plugged it in. Any ideas?
But good news! These switches apparently fail because they have excessive lube inside that interferes with the contacts. Not to hard to fix yourself. Five screws. First remove switch per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m5q56aZIas (Note, you only have to remove first screw from underneath the plastic covering, not all three. You can then open it wide enough to remove the switch). One you get the switch out, you'll need a small star-shaped screw driver to open the back of the switch. When you open it up take a picture of what's inside because you'll need to get all the pieces back the right way. And don't change any switch positions until you get it back together. Anyway, once you get it open, wipe off the circuit board with paper towel, and then use the corner of a paper towel to remove as much of the goo as you can from the contacts. You can just pull out the contacts with your fingers -- they're designed to slide and their not attached in any way -- to get the lube behind them. Took me about :45 .... woulda been much quicker if I hadn't had a dickens of a time getting the first screw out. Worked for me, saved me $200 and the hassle of taking it in to the shop - not to mention the fact that they'd install a new one with the same problem.
Oh, PS, somebody said you should disconnect the battery first ... Prob'ly to make sure you don't set off the air bag by accident.