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Old 10-16-2014, 10:31 AM
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Default Turn Signal Problem *s70 1999*

Okay so I just bought a s70 1999 volvo & my turn signals want work (inside or out) but the Hazard signals work..... Can someone tell me what's wrong please!

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Old 10-16-2014, 05:52 PM
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In my experience, Turn Signal problems are usually one of these;
1) Bad bulbs (never hurts to check them "just in case")
2) Hazard Flasher
3) Electrical component of the ignition switch.
4) Turn Signal switch (usually the cancel function goes but I'd check the connector and the switch as a last resort)

Since you just bought the car you really need to start from the fuses (just me but I always start with fuses) to the bulbs, to the the hazard switch to the ignition switch. All the work is simple, but parts are expensive if you just replace good ones with new ones.

Despite the fact that your hazards are working it is so common that I wouldn't automatically rule it out. I've heard wiggleing the key with the turn signal on my get it working (obviously indication a shot switch) but when mine when it was immediate and total. Can't hurt to try though.

How many miles does it have?

Good luck.

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:43 PM
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If both left and right turn signals don't work but come on with the hazards then it is more than likely the turn signal switch which is the stalk itself
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:12 PM
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I bought a new turn signal switch & it still doesn't work
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:48 PM
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I have the same EXACT problem.

Need help: 1998 S70 with 185K miles turn signal sometimes does not work.

I understand the turn signal is connected to the hazard switch from an electrical circuit standpoint.
- Hazard switch works perfectly, all 4 bulbs at 4 corners are good.
- Turn signal (both R and L) sometimes does not work: it is an intermittent problem.

Does anyone know what part I need to replace?
- The entire signal stalk.
- Or is there a switch I need to replace?

I have a $1M dollar question: can the hazard switch (located below the Radio) fail in such a way that the hazard function works (all 4 lights at 4 corners blinking) but the "Turn Signal" function inside the hazard switch fails?
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