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Turbo Turn Signal by doublec4
Started on: 08-09-2003 02:54 PM
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Report this Post08-09-2003 02:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Direct Link to This Post
Some of you know that recently I had an accident in the rain. Anyways, I replaced everything and had the body work done. Unfortunately, my turn signal is not working properly. It flashes really quickly and is extremely dim. The brake and reverse lights work fine, and they brake lights use the same bulbs as the turn signal. Does anybody know what the problem may be?
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Report this Post08-09-2003 03:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kris DuckClick Here to Email Kris DuckSend a Private Message to Kris DuckDirect Link to This Post
Do both sides flash at the same speed? If not, then one of the bulbs may be burnt out, Possibly from the accident.

I know when my car got crunched in the front, part of the wiring harness got pinched between two parts and got cut. The shop that did the work said they cut and spliced the wires, but for some reason when I've been driving a lot when it's hot out, the right turn indicator inside the car lights up dimly and the right turn signal stops flashing.

I haven't had a chance to poke around when it stops working. It usually starts working again before I stop the car.

Anyway, check all the lights, especially ones near the point of impact, and check the wires around that area.

Good luck,

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Originally posted by doublec4:

Some of you know that recently I had an accident in the rain. Anyways, I replaced everything and had the body work done. Unfortunately, my turn signal is not working properly. It flashes really quickly and is extremely dim. The brake and reverse lights work fine, and they brake lights use the same bulbs as the turn signal. Does anybody know what the problem may be?

The flashing rate of most turn signals is related to the electrical load the bulbs place on the circuit. The more current flows, the faster the flasher flashes. It sounds like you have a short in the circuit somewhere. I'd start by checking all the wiring near the area of original damage, and check the sockets by visually inspecting the contacts to see if any are damaged inside. Also, a shorted bulb can cause this as well, so you ought to try replacing all of the bulbs on that side as well. It could also be a bad flasher, too.

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Report this Post08-09-2003 05:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Direct Link to This Post
I'll check that stuff, however, as I mentioned, the brake lights use the same bulbs as the turn signals and my brake lights work perfectly. Therefore, the bulbs can't be the problem. I guess I'll check the wiring. Also, my turn indicator on my instrument cluster flashes as quickly as the bulb and very dim, so there must be a problem in the circuit.
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