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Turn Signal Problems

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Blumpkinson, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Neither of my front turn signals work and the indicator light is flashing fast, however both of the back turn signals work. I have replaced the fuses and i have also replace both front bulbs. Could it be that the turn signal relay has gone bad?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    if you've replacd the fuses and bulbs, it could be the relay. im not positive though
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    it an 03, could i get the relay at autozone?
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Did you try looking? Anyway, I doubt the relay is your problem as it is still working for the rear. The fast flashing is because the load is not being sensed on the relay to cause it to slow down. I would double check the wiring before shotgunning a relay in.

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  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Thanks, the guy who owned the truck before me had fog lights in the front and when he took the lights he left the wiring, which is connected to nothing. Im assuming that has nothing to do with the signals though. Could the wire be exposed somewhere and shorting out?
     
  7. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Doubt the fog light wiring is the issue directly but I would look at what was disturbed under the hood.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Yeah he spliced some wires to run the lights not sure exactly what he did. Guess ill have to take a look at it tomorrow morning, hopefully thats the solution. Cause i really need to get it inspected.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    Alright i've got a stupid question that will must likley solve the problem. I replaced the relay and now the flasher indicator works normally however i still have no turn signal up front. My question is on the main headlight assembly the corner lights are the actual turn signals right? B/c when i went to pick up bulbs it said they were side markers and the actual turn signal bulb was much larger. My other question is it seems like that larger bulb would fit in the lower light (which i thought was a fog light), is that the actual turn signal? Cause im gonna be kicking myself if it is.
     
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    Blumpkinson that's what I thought at first too but I think the Corner light next to the headlights are just parking lights that aren't supposed to blink. You will have to modify it yourself or pay someone to do it. I'm still trying to modify mine myself or at a low cost if someone else does it
     
  11. Apr 23, 2016 at 11:39 AM
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    What happens when you turn on the hazard lights? That is supposed to cause the turn signal lights to flash.
     
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