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And you leaned the dangerous way that the turn signal switch is not fused! It draws it's power from the hot side of ths fuse box, then feeds the headlights and parking lights back through the fuse box.

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Do I assume correctly that this is also true with Supers? My turn signals (FT and R) went from working perfectly to not at all. Fuses fine. Thought I smelled that "burning wire smell" but no smoke. What's the next order of diagnosis?
 

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And you leaned the dangerous way that the turn signal switch is not fused! It draws it's power from the hot side of ths fuse box, then feeds the headlights and parking lights back through the fuse box.

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All the 105/115 cars have the same turn signal switch and wiring, so yes.
Get in there with a flashlight and test light and look at the connections to/from the fuse box, remove the clamshell and look at the switch wiring, etc. The spring can break, the plastic on the switch itself can break, the contacts can snap off, all kinds of things.
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So if the turn signals are not fused yet they draw power from the hot side of the fuse box why did Alfa not fuse them? To head off potential future problems, is a retrofit inline fuse advisable or really unnecessary?

All the wires coming in and out of my fuse box look fine and the test light confirms. Do I have to remove my steering wheel in order to remove the clam shell?

I also read somewhere on the ABB that the wires to the turn signal switch run directly behind the ashtray of Supers and can be severed over time from opening and closing the ashtray. Truth or fiction? Would probably help if I had a wiring diagram :eek:.

I hope I don't have to replace the column switch. I searched around today and they are $$$.
 
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