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Blinker blinking faster?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Pismo, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Pismo

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    What does it mean when my left blinker is blinking faster than my right? Someone told me that meant I needed to replace a bulb. - But. The thing is, it's slightly intermittent. It blinks faster when driving and it doesn't when in stopped and in park.

    anyone? :\
     
  2. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Do all the bulbs work? Usually a fast blinker means one of the bulbs is out. Put the 4-ways on, get out of the truck and make sure all 4 blinker lights are working properly.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    One of your bulbs are toast.. that is all.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    Your symptoms blow the low voltage at idle theory out of the water.

    Poltergeists perhaps JK
     
  5. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    staticsquelch

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    Bulb out.:notsure:
     
  6. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    everything they said, or it just might be a bad connection. the classic test/(sometimes fix) is to walk out and see which light is not blinking and give her a little bump with the side of your fist. i used to do it all the time with my jeep lol. but yeah, it's skipping that light so the other one is blinking double speed!
     
  7. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    Pugga

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    Basic Tools 101, if it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. Lastly, if you can't fix it with a hammer, then you have an electrical problem. :D
     
  8. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    I actually found this so funny, I considered putting it in my sig. :rofl:
     
  9. Dec 3, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Thanks for the help, turns out that my left front blinker is slowly dying. =)
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    dude, i can build shit with wood, fabricate metal, drive anything with a solid chassis any size anywhere, but i sure as hell aint a mechanic. so, before i usually attempt to appropriately fix something or consult someone who can i usually just hit it several times. in my experience it works well on these trucks.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    Make sure when replacing the old one push hard till you hear it snap. If not any time you go over a bump it will loosen and not work.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    This is the simplest advice when diagnosing lots of electrical problems. I can't tell you how many light bulbs, A/C control heads, instrument clusters & radios I've diagnosed as bad just by simply tapping/banging on them. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    suck it M3. suck it long. . . . and suck it hard.
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  14. Dec 8, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Wow as an avionics technician for 10 years. I never smack things just a light tap or jiggle should do. By the way if all the lights work it's probably the timer relay.

    Electronics tools 101. If you cant use a multi meter to fix it, replace it.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    I would have checked my blinker fluid first... but that's just me.

    I only run synthetic in mine.
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  16. Dec 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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  17. Dec 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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  18. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    It turned out that I had a short in my right blinker...and still do so until I replace the blinker housing I guess?
     
  19. Dec 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    If it's just a short in the connector you don't need to replace the whole housing. The connector that the bulb goes in can be replaced by itself. The housing is just plastic and does not have anything to do with the wiring.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    O rly now? Is this something I can find at autozone by any chance? Haha
     
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