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Old 01-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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My driver side blinker has stopped working, but not in the usual way. Neither front nor rear bulbs are blinking, nor does the dash indicator illuminate. I can hear the relay ticking in the dash, but there is not output. Passenger side works fine, and when I put the hazard lights on, the passenger side functions but the driver side does not.

Anyone run into this problem before? Is it as simple as a flasher unit that needs to be replaced, or does this sound like a bad ground? The flasher isn't as loud as the passenger unit when it is ticking.
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You may have a bad bulb. Check the bulbs on that side.
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I think a 2000 is electronic flasher might not act like old type try replacing it
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On my wifes 05 Montana, the left side stopped working. Found the bottom bulb was burned out. Replaced it and they all worked again.
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I bought a turn signal flasher unit from the store in case, but couldn't figure out where it would go (didn't see a place for it in the bus under the hood or the rear seat). It seems that the turn signal flashers and hazard flasher are all integrated together.

Investigated last night and found the following:
1. Fuse under rear seat was good.
2. Unplugged hazard flasher unit and plugged it back in. Flashers and turn signals work again.

Will wait and see if this fixes it. If the problem comes back I will pull the bulbs and see about replacing the hazard flasher. Found myself making only right turns for a day because I don't want to be a rude driver. Not an efficient way to get around!
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if the flasher is the type im thinking sometimes those sockets get loose and you can stick a little screwdriver in and tighten the socket terminals so they get a better connection.
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2nd time I have seen that unplug/plug fixed electronic flasher - guess REBOOT is always a good idea :0)
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