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Turn signals don't always work

I have an '04 with intermittent working turn signals.

After a bit of research, some suggested it was a ground wire in the engine bay which needed to be taken off, scraped clean, and re-bolted back to the chassis. I did this and it seemed to help a bunch.

But the other day I needed to change lanes right when a cop was behind me. I flipped the switch and ... nothing. No flashing lights. Uggh.

Luckily I didn't get pulled over. Where else should I look or what else should I do? Could it be the turn stalk? How hard is it to replace?

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Edit: woops i think this goes in the section for electrical issues
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Multiswitch or a connection issue would be my guess. Next time this happens, check to see if the hazards work. If the hazards work, the problem is probably NOT in the wiring or connections. Would check the connections from the bulbs.

Have not changed a multiswitch on one of these particular cars, but have changed others, of those I have had to change none were complicated.
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Yeah I had the same issue with my '04. I found out the hazard button was starting to fail. I would play around with the button until it worked. Replaced button and no issue afterwards.
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I am having the same issue. I ordered a new hazard switch and will replace it when it comes in.
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