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Old 10-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Fast flashing blinker-but good bulb?

Here is a good one. The RT blinker would flash fast like bulb out, but both filiments OK. Naturally you may think bad ground or wiring. Here is what I found. The newer (cheaper made) bulbs have harder tip/contacts than in the past. So everything looks right untill you look very close at the terminals and see one of them is taller than the other. Replacing bulb fixed it-but had I tested the bulb (which is good), and not swapped bulbs I would still be looking. The older (quality bulbs had much softer contact/ tits to contact the socket terminals.Jeeps vibrate/ride rougher and this is what can happen.SO if you have an issue like this try a new bulb before getting out the test light, or electrical meter and spending hrs checking.

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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mine does this very rarely.. i gave the front right blinker a good friendly smack and it solved everything... almost never happens but two times it has i just gave it a good open palm tap

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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OK, thats funny. Hope it doesn't happen when a DPS in in back of you . FYI silicon grease helps contacts also, and keeps moisture at bay.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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Did you check your blinker fluid level????
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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Did you check your blinker fluid level????
i remember laughing at that in the fourth grade!
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #6
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mine does this very rarely.. i gave the front right blinker a good friendly smack and it solved everything... almost never happens but two times it has i just gave it a good open palm tap
Mine did the same and I had a bad connection an the front marker light that flashes so from the side someone can tell your turning. I shook the harness, didn't have to resort to hitting it . Not that there is anything wrong with hitting it.
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Always use quality fluids!
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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Hey.FLflash,... I have been looking for some. Mine was a different brand, but is was an old . Also latest thing is using the Blu-Def for refilling the clostermogis of the dingafagas. 150 MPH guarenteed!

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