(The example shown is on a 2016 Ford Fusion. Other vehicles may require alternative steps.)
If your vehicle is equipped with Intelligent Three-Blink Turn Signals, you have the option of signaling differently for turning and changing lanes.
To use the Three-Blink Turn Signals for a lane change, tap the stalk up or down to signal your direction. The stalk will immediately return to the starting position, and your turn signal will blink three times and shut off automatically.
To use your turn signal beyond three blinks to signal a turn, push the stalk firmly up or down until it clicks into position. Your turn signal will stay on until you turn, or tap the stalk to the starting position.