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Old 01-01-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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New bulb in turn signal...still fast click with no light

Hey -

My left turn signal blinks very rapidly (except with emergency lights) and I'm not getting anything to light up in the front.

I've replaced the bulb and still have a rapid-clicking turn signal with no light coming from the front (right works just fine)

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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Check the lamps/holders for corrosion build up .. a real problem in those and they add more resistance to the circuit..causing the flasher to weird out on you.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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Could be the other way too, a short to the frame in the front turn sig wiring.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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Hey -

My left turn signal blinks very rapidly (except with emergency lights) and I'm not getting anything to light up in the front.

I've replaced the bulb and still have a rapid-clicking turn signal with no light coming from the front (right works just fine)

Any suggestions?
is the rear light working??
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
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is the rear light working??
Read light is working but blinks at the rapid pace.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #6
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Check the lamps/holders for corrosion build up .. a real problem in those and they add more resistance to the circuit..causing the flasher to weird out on you.

what's the best way to fix? new turn signal fixture?
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Once I know the socket and bulb are clean and working I always use dielectric grease in those small bulb sockets, actually in all sockets, keeps corrosion and water out and a bulbs working.
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try putting a new fuse in. i have seen a fuse go bad and the lights will blink fast as hell. may be just a bad connection though.
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Old thread i know, but having this same exact issue as Op. Been raining for the past week so cant really do electrical when its wet. Will check the fuses in the AM
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #11
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Update for any similar user issues, new bulbs and fuses checked still rapid blinking no front signal, turns out wire became so brittle it is broken and hanging out the back of the light housing, does this require a whole new harness?
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:22 PM   #12
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Update for any similar user issues, new bulbs and fuses checked still rapid blinking no front signal, turns out wire became so brittle it is broken and hanging out the back of the light housing, does this require a whole new harness?

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Old 12-31-2013, 01:34 PM   #13
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new harness, hardly, you can do a splice, but bear in mind if the insulation is bad you should go as far back on the harness as possible, then when fixed, tape the crud out of it for safety sake...
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