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Unread 06-07-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
SWAustinJeep
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Turn signal alarm and blown fuse

I am having a new problem with 98 TJ ( manual, 4 cyl , 140,000mi).
When I engage the (R) turn signal there is a short "buzzing" alarm ( not a chime) then the fuse burns out. This occurs immediately and every time engaged. The (L) signal works properly. When using hazard flashers, the alarm sounds constantly and the flashers do not work but the fuse does not blow.

All the bulb sockets look good ( no corrosion) and the bulbs look good and work except when using the (R) turn signal. I replaced the turn signal switch on the steering column and the problem persists.

Any suggestions on how to proceed.
TIA

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Unread 06-08-2015, 01:57 AM   #2
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The buzzing is not an alarm. It's the flasher relay opening and closing contacts die to a low voltage across the coil. As the problem is on one side there is a problem on that side. As you've already checked the bulbs and sockets the problem may be a ground problem.

Rear are grounded by the mounting bolts to the tub. Front are grounded on the rear of the grill near each headlight.
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Unread 06-08-2015, 02:33 AM   #3
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Bolts Jonny, bolts...
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Bolts Jonny, bolts...
I think the spell check on my new mobile is dyslexic. Corrected, thanks.
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