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New bulb in turn signal...still fast click with no light

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by smolo2000, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    smolo2000

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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?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Tman

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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.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    Could be the other way too, a short to the frame in the front turn sig wiring.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    is the rear light working??
     
  5. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    Read light is working but blinks at the rapid pace.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    what's the best way to fix? new turn signal fixture?
     
  7. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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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.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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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.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    short to ground, meaning you have an exposed wire touching frame. or you could have another bad bulb.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    Mrogers33

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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
     
  11. Dec 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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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?
     
  12. Dec 31, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    X2
     
  13. Dec 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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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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