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Turn signal/hazard flasher

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by crazyasu45, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Where is the relay flasher unit located :confused: pics would be great...Thx Matt
     
  2. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Thx!!! :d
     
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  7. May 8, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    So I replaced the original flasher with a Tridion...same problem...right blinker works everytime...left one is intermitent...I can hear the flasher working...but no green arrow flashing on the instrument panel...an no the bulb isnt burnt out...pls help :eek:
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    Bump...bump...
     
  10. May 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Is it that the turn signal bulb outside is flashing but just the dash arrow isn't?
     
  11. May 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Nope...The turn sigal bulb outside flashes only when the green arrow inside flashes...
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Not being sarcastic here, but the bulb for the turn indicator in the instrument cluster burnt out? I don't think they're LED but I may be wrong there, never looked at a 98.

    This might help (sorry for linking to a different forum): http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Thx I appreciate any help I can get right now...This turn signal issue is driving me crazy...Haha...Anyways the turn signal bulb still works fine...It just flashes sometimes and sometimes doesn't...But I can still hear the relay flasher working...When the green arrow on the instrument panel lights up and flashes...The outside signal works...When it doesnt flash inside...The outside signal doesn't work...I hope this it this a little clearer...:D
     
  14. May 11, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    sounds like a loose wire on the relay base....i would check the wiring....you either have a loose wire or a intermittent ground in the wiring loop to the bulbs
     
  15. May 11, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Yup, agree with crimsonred...my shot would be a bad ground somewhere in the circuit. Maybe turn the blinker on and gently wiggle wires under the dash, and where they come out of the turns and into the wiring harness. See if you can make it work / not work.
     
  16. May 11, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Thx I'll give it a shot...so u guys don't think it could be a defective flasher unit i picked up?
     
  17. Dec 21, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    hey guys...

    i put LED lights in the signal flashers, switched the flasher relay for a LED relay (to slow the flashing) and now I keep blowing the signal fuse..

    you guys know whats going on?
     
  18. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    its 100% a ground thing, i did the same thing as OP, changed the relay and everything and it worked for a while, then i fucked around in the taillight for some extra reverse lights and it started again, while trying to put the taillight back in i wiggled some wires and it would occasionally work. I have no idea which wire is the ground one because there are like 7000 wires in there and I have a tow package so the trailer control wires are all shoved in there too, anyone have any ideas as to where the ground fault could be??

    p.s.
    sorry to bring up an old thread but i need to fix this :/
     
  19. Feb 16, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    Don't be sorry at all...

    I am going to switch out my flasher relay for the LED one, then one at a time, put in the LED signal lights, and if it works, awesome,
    if not, ill put in a new fuse, then turn the LED around, and try again.

    Ill keep people posted
     
  20. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    I agree with 99Taco..check your switch..the contacts may be dirty or super worn.


    You can pick up a switch from a junkyard or pick n pull for $10-20
     
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