Saturn L300 Turn Signal Switch
Saturn L300 Turn Signal Switch Troubleshooting Advice
If you're driving a Saturn L300-last model was released in 2004-you may have to replace or repair some parts soon. If the turn signal switch is next on the line, check first if it can still be fixed. By following the troubleshooting tips below, you'll be able to determine and maybe fix the problem of your Saturn L300 turn signal switch before resulting to buying a replacement.
Turn signal switch sticks and the bar doesn't return to center position.
The problem is either the spring or the plastic lever inside the signal switch is defective. Either way, you have to remove the turn signal switch. The job is pretty easy. Release the plastic tabs to remove the top plastic cover (upper shroud) of the steering wheel column. Use a socket wrench to remove the 3 bolts, which hold the lower plastic cover (lower shroud) of the steering wheel column. Then release the 2 plastic tabs to remove the turn signal switch. Remove the plastic cover of the switch and see the problem. Repair if possible. Sometimes, the mechanism just needs a reset. Otherwise, you have to replace the entire switch. Return the switch or install a new switch by following the removal procedure in reverse.
Turn signal switch stays down and keeps signaling left.
There may be something that broke inside the turn signal switch, probably a plastic piece that cancels the turn. Remove the switch by following the procedure mentioned above. If something broke, you have to replace the entire switch. There's no other way.
Turn signal switch engages but the lights don't go on.
Turn the hazard switch on, if the turn lights blink, the bulbs are good. If it doesn't, you have to replace the bulbs. Generally though, if all turn lights are dead, the problem is not the bulbs. Check the relay. Refer to your owner's manual for the location of the relay cluster. If it's not there, check the service manual of your car. Once you find your relay, replace it with a new one. You know you have installed it correctly because there's only one way it will go in-the right way.