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Old 07-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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So this is the second time this is occurring.
The front right blinker blinks too fast and the rear right light doesnt work at all, only the reverse part of it. So last time this happened i replaced the brake bulb on the rear right brake light and everything went back to normal including the blinker. Now it's about 3 weeks later and the same thing happened.

Is it a short somewhere? and do you know where it might be?
What should i try next?

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Old 07-18-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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There is no short, a short would cause the fuse to blow. Here is what is happening, the flasher does not have the load of two bulbs so the bulb that is working is flashing fast. your problem is in the circuit that is not flashing. You have an open circuit. Most likely cause is a bad bulb if that is good make sure the socket it plugs into is clean and tight. check for broken wires leading to the socket. If that is all good its possible your turn signal switch is bad, try wiggling it a little when flashing. remember your switch can be bad and still flash the front one because it has to cancel the brake light when your on the brakes. That bulb does both signal and brake.

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Old 07-18-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Like i said the same problem happened 3 weeks ago and i fixed it by changing the bulb, so you say i should change it again and make sure the connections are nice and clean and the wires. Ill check wiggle the turn signal switch first though.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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I am not telling you to change the bulb, that is a easy place to test it with a test light. Be sure you have power and ground there. If not, trace it forward. In my 29 years of being a mechanic i find most of my problems are where the last person has been. Sorry just a habbit.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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Alright ill give it a shot, thanks for the help.

Im digging your name by the way haha.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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Just took the tail light cover off to check the connections and i found the bulb i replaced looks like this :

Any ideas?
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Most likly had a bad seal between bulb base and glass. Does it say made in china on it. Replace it with a #194 bulb.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #8
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Thanks alot Terry i really appreciate it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:20 PM   #9
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Glad i could help, hope all your problems are that easy.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:34 PM   #10
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Sometimes that can also be caused by water getting in and splashing a hot bulb. Also make sure that the three screws that hold the tail light housing to the tub are tight and making a solid electrical connection with the tub. Those three screws are how the tail light gets its electrical ground connection.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:14 PM   #11
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If u have more problems in the future... Check your voltage... u should get 12 volts... if u get more, or if u get non u have a problem... if it is non could be a ground, if u get more, then a regulator is gone...

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