Turn Signal Light
About Turn Signal Light
Your turn signal light, or turn signal indicator, is essentially a form of light assembly that is used to signal your intention to turn or switch lanes to other drivers. This light is typically located on both sides of your vehicle's front and rear ends, and can be activated by a lever.
How It Works?
The turn signals require electric power to illuminate the turn signal display. In the case of an electrical fault, a fuse in the power junction block protects the circuit. When you turn the signal lever in either direction, one circuit is completed which allows the power to flow on the selected side to the front and back turn signal lights. When you turn them on, the turn signal lights will not light up continuously. They will flash in a rhythmic pattern to attract the attention of other motorists and show your intention. This can be accomplished by routing the power to the turn signals via a flasher or module which helps to send power pulses to the lights instead of a steady stream. As the turn is complete and you turn the steering wheel back to the centre, a cam on the steering column will catch the turn signal lever and the turn signal process will be cancelled. When you take a slight turn or damage to the cancel cam on the steering column, the turn signals may not cancel by themselves. Therefore, by turning the signal lever on your own you will have to switch off the signals. Repair the signals on the switch as soon as possible.