post #1 of Old 11-11-2009, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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turn signal blinks faster than the other with headlights on

my 2009 patriot right turn signal blinks faster than the left only with the headlights on. blinks normal with headlights off. the car is brand new with only 4000 miles on it

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post #2 of Old 11-11-2009, 05:32 PM
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VolunTold - I moved your post here from the Grand Cherokee forum to the Patriot Forum

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I can't come up with a good answer for this other than "it's electrical", duh. Maybe your blinker fluid is low?

I could suggest re-seating all of your fuses - easy; and re-seating the connectors in the TIPM - a real PITA, and seeing what happens.

How fast is fast? 2x?

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post #4 of Old 11-16-2009, 09:14 AM
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Actually sounds like a grounding problem. I once had something similar going on along with several other electrical symptoms with an old Chevy Astro I had. It took the mechanic about 15 minutes to find it and no parts charge!
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Ha! Blinker fluid...I'll be using that one. :-)
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post #6 of Old 11-16-2009, 04:10 PM
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True. I had a rusty socket that caused problems too. It's not an uncommon problem with boat trailers either. Not that you should be seeing much rust on a newer vehicle but it's all part of the ground that completes the circuit.

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