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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Blinker issues

So the other day my drivers turn signal started blinking really fast, checked and the driver rear was out. Figuring it was the bulb I was driving to the store and it came back on but the passenger side went out. I got back home and got out to take a look and both worked fine now every now and then one will quite working then come on and it changes sides every now and then.

The running lights always work fine but the blinker and brake lights are the ones with the issue. Also both sides have never gone out at the same time.

Any ideas? It's a 2009 2 door X

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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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low blinker fluid.. could be the clock spring,did it get wet?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Ya it may have gotten wet but i took the taillight off and it seemed dry
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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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I think 222Doc meant did your clockspring get wet (the space between your steering wheel and the steering column is typically where water will get in if it got rained on with the top off).
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Unread 08-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Oh ok. Well it never rained with the top off but I will check in that area if anything seams wrong
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JK flasher is controlled by TIPM, correct?
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could be the clock spring,did it get wet?
The directional switch doesn't go through the clock spring.

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JK flasher is controlled by TIPM, correct?
Yes. It goes from the directional switch, to the cluster, to the TIPM, then out to the lights.
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Are there any tests I can do to see what might be causeing the problem?
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Are there any tests I can do to see what might be causeing the problem?
It blinks fast when the computer thinks a bulb is burned out. Since it comes and goes, it has to be a bad connection. Unfortunately, it can be troubleshot only when it's actually happening.

Something you can do to make it happen is turn on the blinkers, wiggle the wires in the back, and work your way forward, including going to each ground. Have someone watch the rear lights. It will stop blinking immediately if there is a break in the connection, but I think it takes a second or two before the rapid flashing begins.
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