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post #1 of 13 Old 02-14-2012, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Turn signal issues

Sometimes I will get the quick flash on the right turn signal, and then it foes away and the signal operates as it should. I have checked for corroision on the connector and found none. Anyone have a solution to take care of this?


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post #2 of 13 Old 02-14-2012, 07:48 AM
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You're not talking about the tap turn are you? Tap the lever and the signal flashes three times and turns itself off. Pull the lever and the flash stays on. If this is what you're referring to, it's normal (and in the manual).

If this is not what you're referring to, then I'm not sure what else it could be.
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Use the turn signal, and instead of the signal blinking at a normal rate on the dash it is at almost double to rate. When this happens the right front turn signal no longer works. You can drive a few miles, use the same signal and it works normally.

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Sounds like a bad bulb. The filament might have intermittent contact. The bulbs are cheap and easy to change.
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That almost sounds like it could be a bulb issue, or a loose connection on the turn markers on the flares. Who knows, but at least you get a free bump!
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Sometimes I will get the quick flash on the right turn signal, and then it foes away and the signal operates as it should. I have checked for corroision on the connector and found none. Anyone have a solution to take care of this?
Besides the bulb, it could be an ineffective ground or feed circuit.
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I agree with the others, bulb may be burnt out. I've had this happen on other makes of cars and trucks, always the same symptom. Check the filament on the turn signal bulbs. Hopefully, it's just a burnt-out bulb.

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It's a cheap bulb and only takes a minute to change it. I'll bet a new bulb fixes it.
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My wife's gto was doing that on the rear - was a bad ground, the bulb was loose in the socket...

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My wife's gto was doing that on the rear - was a bad ground, the bulb was loose in the socket...
I have a very similar issue. I've replaced the bulb and the fuse (even though it didn't look burnt, I wanted to be sure) and I still get fast flash. Where is the ground here??

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UPDATE: situation is still dire, but I noticed that the flasher operates at normal speed the first time I try it after I start the car, then it switches to double time. Hope this helps
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I have a very similar issue. I've replaced the bulb and the fuse (even though it didn't look burnt,
I'm curious what fuse you replaced, as the turn signals and left/right rear brake lights don't have fuses.
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Ronjenx, I am pretty sure there is a fuse associated with the tail lights. Several years ago I was working on some trailer lights and one side wasn't working and I then I noticed one of the rear jeep lights wasn't working and trouble shooting that led me to a fuse.

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Ronjenx, I am pretty sure there is a fuse associated with the tail lights. Several years ago I was working on some trailer lights and one side wasn't working and I then I noticed one of the rear jeep lights wasn't working and trouble shooting that led me to a fuse.
Yes, there is a fuse for each tail light. Not for the left and right blinker/stop lights, though.
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