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Turn signal Trouble

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by collector69, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    collector69

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    Hello my left turn signal on my 2001 Toyota Tacoma works fine but my right works as follows sometimes it does not light on the panel and makes a very fast clicking sound, sometimes it lights on the panel at the normal speed. I haven't looked outside at the turn signals when I put the right signal on and I'm hoping it's a faulty bulb.
     
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  2. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    Like you said look at your bulbs when it acts up.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2013 at 5:02 AM
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    PSJ

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    you have a bulb out...
     
  4. Mar 21, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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    If its not the bulb it could be a short in the wire. Lets hope its just the bulb.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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    I looked at the bulbs today when I put my right turn signal on and they don't light when it dosen't light on the inside and makes a fast clicking sound but they do light when I pull the lever towards me and then push it up in other words I can force the turn signal on will this cause me to fail an inspection? I was hoping it was a bulb but that dosen't seem to be the case.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    yes you will fail.

    you can try getting a couple of bulbs anyway. Have seen wierd stuff with shorted bulbs. Or be real cheap and swap bulbs from the other side.
    Do you have an aftermarket trailer wiring setup ?
    are the bulbs lighting on that side only when you FORCE IT ???
    Need to eliminate easy things first.
     
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