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weird blinker problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by floger70, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    floger70

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    just noticed this today when my buddy and i went to go find some mud. my 2000 tacoma has a blinker issue. the drivers side blinker light is on in my truck. not flashing but steady on. now out side my truck its the same thing. just a steady on bulb. even if i put the left blinker on nothing changed. i can put the right blinker on and that works but the left one still stays on. also my 4 ways wont work just lights up both lights and they both stay on.

    any ideas?
    relay maybe?

    thanks
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  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    I think you have a bulb burned out on that side
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    nope. bulbs are both on. front and back. just dont blink when i have the blinker switch on inside just stay on steady and even when i have it turned off it stays on steady. just will not shut off unless i shut my lights off
     
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    None of the blinker lights would normally have anything to do with whether your headlights or just your parking lights were turned on or not. Right?

    Check your brake lights/ tail lights for burned filaments. You'll probably have to pull all these bulbs to inspect them to be certain. This includes the blinkers.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    all the bulbs are fine and in perfect working order. i tried switching them all around. i tried cleaning the contacts in where the bulbs sit. still the same thing. i have no left blink just more or less a left hand yellow driving light lol but front and back haha
     
  6. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    yeah, maybe relay. my experience with bad bulbs has been, due to unbalanced load, a faster signal blinking or steady on but when a relay sticks you can get some silly effects. wish i could tell you where that relay is though!
     
  7. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    well hey, here's this much: a relay's job is to switch from one state to the other and back and forth. if it's stuck in on state then that's all it's gonna do. does that apply at all?
     
  8. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    yea but shouldnt it only do that when i actually turn the blinker on? this stays on when i just turn my lights on regardless of whether i turn the signal light on or not and even when i turn the other side on (which works fine) the other one doesnt shut off.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    sounds like the switch inside the stalk is stuck or broken, maybe. doesnt explain why the other side still works ok
     
  10. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    not really because the other side works ok... both turn signals share a flasher
     
  11. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    the 4 ways are on a different flasher... unless your truck has a flasher module... then it could be a bad one of those, try that first
     
  12. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    well the 4 ways dont work either. when i put those on all that happens is both stay on and dont blink lol.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    did you check the blinker fluid? Sorry I have nothing to add
     
  15. Nov 27, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    I'm with Yoytoda. I think you have a ground problem on that side. I'd try grounding the light socket base with a jumper wire and see if the dash light goes out.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    yup,

    take the bulb out make sure the socket is clean and check the ground wire or make a jumper for both light sockets...

    i had a bad ground on my k5 and it did the same thing...
     
  17. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    Ok thanks guys. I'll give that a try and double check everything
     
  18. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    I would try pulling the plug from the back of the hazard button and cleaning it. If it is not plugged in, the turn signals don't work at all. There might be something going on in the switch harness that's not allowing that part to shut off.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    okay cool. ill try that too.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    pulled the 4 way switch out and nothing happened. when i turn my lights off both blinkers front and back on both sides work perfectly. and when i have my lights off with my 4 ways on they work fine also. when i turn my park lights or my headlights on that is when this stupid light comes on and stayes on. I removed the bulbs front and rear again and cleaned everything again and put it all back again. also i checked all the fuese and relays and they are all working properly and none are blown.

    anyone got anything else? haha
     
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