Common Symptoms of a Chevrolet Impala Turn Signal Going Bad
Also known as "directional indicators," "directional signals," "blinkers," and "flashers," your Chevrolet Impala turn signal is a crucial safety feature that lets other drivers know of your intention to turn or change lane. Without it, there would be countless accidents happening due to miscommunication especially during the night. Common issues with the turn signal involve bad bulbs, faulty fuses, and damaged relays. With this, you should keep a close eye for problems on these parts. Good thing is that it is quite easy to do some troubleshooting for this part.
Turn signal not blinking
The turn signal blinks because it needs to set itself apart from the other lights inside the assemblies such as the running lights and brake lights. If it lights up but does not blink, there may be a problem with your turn signal flasher. This is a mechanism that makes the turn signal lights blink. The flasher is located under the dashboard near the steering wheel, so you should not have any problem inspecting or replacing it.
No Chevrolet Impala turn signal lights on both sides of either the headlight or taillight
If the Chevrolet Impala turn signal lights on your front or rear side do not activate at all, it may be caused by one of various issues. The first thing you should check would be the fuse. It may have some corrosion or may be loose from its position. Other uncommon causes of this issue are the flasher, bulbs, open circuit, short circuit, and poor ground.
Both turn signal lights on either driver or passenger side do not work
If the turn signal lights do not work on just one side of your Chevrolet Impala, there may be a problem with the light assemblies themselves. A possibility would be a bad ground or damaged bulbs. Nonetheless, the light assemblies are the first place to check for issues.
One turn signal light blinks too fast or too slow
The blinking pattern of your turn signal bulbs should be in unison. If one is blinking too fast, a heavier-duty light bulb may be installed on that particular assembly. If it blinks too slow, a lighter-duty bulb may be the cause. It can also be a problem with loose connections or corroded bulb sockets.