The Three Common Symptoms of a Malfunctioning Saturn L200 Turn Signal Switch
The Saturn L200 turn signal switch is an important part of the car because it is where you control the turn signals lights of your vehicle. In newer models of the L200, the turn signal switch also works as the multi-function switch. Over time, the turn signal switch will malfunction because of constant use. If you already notice that the turn signal switch of your car is starting to become faulty, then you'd better do some troubleshooting. Read on to know some of the problems that you might encounter:
A clicking noise is coming from the turn signal switch.
When your Saturn L200 turn signal switch begins to create a clicking noise that doesn't stop, you should try and lubricate it by spraying WD-40 on the lever. Remember to spray the lever twice, first one is when it's up and second when it's down. If the clicking doesn't stop after you've lubricated it, then you should check the wires of the switch located under the steering wheel. The wires should be free from dirt and corrosion and they should not be twisted.
The turn signal switch is not working.
One of the worst problems you can encounter is the total malfunction of the turn signal switch. What you need to do to solve this problem is to remove the dashboard cover and look for the wire carrying the current of the turn signal flasher. If you don't know where the wire is located, you may refer to your car's wiring diagram that can be found on the car owner's manual. You can use a test light probe to determine if the wires are carrying the right amount of current.
The turn signal switch begins to emit smoke.
The smoke from the turn signal switch may come from a burned connector. However, you should inspect the wires as well to determine if you have experienced a short in the circuit. Aside from that, you should also unplug the hazard switch from the fuse. If some parts of the turn signal switch have melted, then you need to find replacement parts. When you're already replacing the parts, you have to make sure to that the fuse is on the correct rating, or an overload may lead to this kind of situation again.