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PostSubject: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:26 am

-My four way hazards work! and they flash
-My brake lights work
-ALL the exterior and interior lighting fuses are GOOD






could it be the flasher itself?
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:40 am

More likely the multifunction switch frown
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:10 pm

deekster_caddy wrote:
More likely the multifunction switch frown

oh shizznit.. anyone have a writeup on this? wink
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:26 pm

Try changing the flasher unit first. The multifunction switch costs 100x as much and takes 10x as long to install.

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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:42 pm

AA wrote:
Try changing the flasher unit first. The multifunction switch costs 100x as much and takes 10x as long to install.

so to do the flasher unit do i unscrew that plastic piece under the steering wheel??? and where do i get a flasher unit?
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:41 pm

Yes, take out screws, pull down plastic panel, flasher is silver thing that looks like this:



Sorry, I mean like this:



Get it at any auto parts store. I think it's around $5-$10.

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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:08 pm

DAMN i can't pull it out.. its in there PRETTY GOOD...
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:30 am

DUDE... AA your a lifesaver THANK YOU VERY MUCH... it was the flasher smile although.. there is TWO flasher up there.. its the one with the red end thing on it.. ugh that was confusing.. anyway THANKS for the help A LOT
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:12 am

The other one is for the hazards!

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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:27 pm

AA wrote:
The other one is for the hazards!

i figured that much out tongue
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PostSubject: blinker help   Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:09 pm

when i go to turn on my left blinker the cornering light lights up but the turning signal doesnt work. the left arrow light inside my car is also stuck lit up. the right signal and the hazards work fine. what do i do to fix this? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:10 pm

It is odd that only one side works. Could be something in the multi-function stalk. You could try replacing the turn signal flasher under the dash.

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KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:51 pm

texasfan010 wrote:
when i go to turn on my left blinker the cornering light lights up but the turning signal doesnt work. the left arrow light inside my car is also stuck lit up. the right signal and the hazards work fine. what do i do to fix this? thanks

My car did this as well, the arrow would stay lit up and not flash on the dash. Change the bulb in the taillight and your problem should be solved. Although it is strange that your hazards still work, I never tried mine while experiencing that problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:33 pm

99.9% of the time it is a burned out bulb.
Turn key on and turn signal lever to left and check front and back to find bad bulb.
The reason the hazards work is they are on the brake light circuit. Different filament.
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:53 pm

with the left signal on i can see the front or back flashing. so how do i find the bad bulb?
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:01 pm

texasfan010 wrote:
with the left signal on i can see the front or back flashing. so how do i find the bad bulb?

You have to pull the tail light section out and check out the turn signal bulb that is bad, even tho you probably wont be able to tell. Just get a replacement bulb and pop 'er in.
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:20 am

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with the left signal on i can see the front or back flashing. so how do i find the bad bulb?

step 1 - park somewhere you can leave the key in the On position and get out and walk around the car. Car engine does not have to be running (should not be running, actually) but key has to be On for turn signals to work.

step 2 - turn off engine, turn key back to On position, turn on turn signal, get out and walk around car and see which lights are on. Most likely one or the other of the rear turn signal bulbs are out. Of the 3 bulbs in the panel on each side only #1 and #3 flash with turn signals, the center one on each side does not.

step 3 - if you find a bad bulb replace it and re-test. If not go to step 4.

step 4 - check for chafed or shorted wiring under the steering column and in the trunk. Repair. Retest.

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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:52 am

ok well when i turn on the left turn signal only the cornering light in front lights up, and in the back the whole left side lights up, but nothing blinks? im completely confused
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:03 am

Rickw wrote:
99.9% of the time it is a burned out bulb.
Turn key on and turn signal lever to left and check front and back to find bad bulb.
The reason the hazards work is they are on the brake light circuit. Different filament.

Yes, yes and no... All the flashers use the bright filaments, but as noted above, the emergency blinkers use a separate, heavy-duty flasher that won't conk out if a single bulb is bad. Turn signal flashers are purposely designed to stop blinking when a bulb burns out, to notify the driver.


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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:09 am

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ok well when i turn on the left turn signal only the cornering light in front lights up, and in the back the whole left side lights up, but nothing blinks? im completely confused

Then the left front bulb(s) is dead, causing the flasher not to flash on that side... This is explained in the Owner's Manual, on or about page 2-34: "As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows don’t flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal."

Replace the parking light and/or marker bulb(s).
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:41 pm

my right turn sig works fine. my problem is i cant push the control wand down to turn on the left signal. I was going to look at the switch to try and find what was wrong and see if i can fix it but my sockets are too big to take the column cover off. any suggestions for this?
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:51 pm

There's a rubber washer/gaskety thing at the base of the turn signal lever, that could be bunched up preventing you from pushing it down. Otherwise, you need a new multifunction switch, although I've never heard of one failing in that fashion.
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:30 am

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my right turn sig works fine. my problem is i cant push the control wand down to turn on the left signal. I was going to look at the switch to try and find what was wrong and see if i can fix it but my sockets are too big to take the column cover off. any suggestions for this?

get sockets of the correct size

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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:38 pm

Hey Texas, you never posted a follow-up... sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Turn Signal & Hazard Flashers - Location/Troubleshooting   Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:17 pm

Perhaps texasfan010 and Chris are Still Reading The Fine Manual.

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