I have a 97 Taurus and the turn signal is bad.
I have owned fords off and on. I have noticed
that fords seem to have poor quality/design
in the various electrical switches in their products.
That is not a fact, but just my own observation.
The last time I replaced a turn signal switch,
(on a different car)
I used a GP Sorensen . It did not have the same
feel as the original. It was too soft, and did not
I have seen a brand offered at some of the auto
stores called Niehoff, Has anyone had any
experience with this brad ? Because it is such
a big job to change the turn signal switch, I
would love to get a really good quality replacement.
Can anyone who has knowledge on this please
help me to understand what to do ?
They all have electrical problems.
I have had the most trouble with Lincoln Continentals.
Pontiac Bonnevilles from the latter half of the 1990's have been known to
have terrible under hood wiring harnesses.
DCX had alot of grounding issues with their clusters in the 1980's
Adding aftermarket alarm systems and remote starters causes even more
An odd statement in some respects..... in all too many cases. people
continue operating their vehicles, in spite of being plagued by "electrical
gremlins", because the things will still start and run in spite of the
concern. Once they have finally ignored the problem for long enough, it
bursts into flames....
We see that mindset with all manner of car troubles..... how many threads do
we see that run like "For several months, my car has been doing this wierd
thing and now it wont start/move/steer/stop....".
"Jim Warman" wrote:
We see many threads that run like "For several months,
my car has been doing this wierd thing and now it won't
start/move/steer/stop....". In all too many cases, they
continue operating their vehicles, in spite of being plagued
by "electrical gremlins", because the things will still start
and run in spite of the concern. Once they have ignored
the problem for long enough, it bursts into flames....
My solution used to be to turn the radio up until I could
no longer hear the squealing/tapping/hissing/rattling.
Luckily, the radio quit before the flames broke out.
Best regards to all AAFers.
Yet the OP still doesn't have an answer....
I've never used Niehoff. Usually my replacement electric parts are Wells,
but my brother in law runs the autozone north of me in Troy, OH. Go
To say that Fords have bad electrics is laughable in my book. They're no
worse than anyone else's. How many shivvies and pontyrags have I followed
that have a tail, stop, turn, head, parking, running light or four out or
turn signals that don't work....wait..that's the driver who can't work the
Howbout those pigtails for the fan resistor on the pontyrags.
Burned to a crisp
$45 for the resistor and $80 (!) and 2 weeks B.O. for the pigtail
Car only had 45k mls on it
$80 FOR A PIGTAIL ?????????????????????????
A connector with 7 wires on it
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