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Old 02-25-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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I've noticed something funny about my right turn signal. Sometimes it blinks really slow, the clicking sound and light flash are synchronized, and then it will speed up. The left turn signal doesnt do this at all. No lamp warning in the DIC either. Is the flasher module going bad?

or do I need to add blinker fluid?
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I've noticed something funny about my right turn signal. Sometimes it blinks really slow, the clicking sound and light flash are synchronized, and then it will speed up. The left turn signal doesnt do this at all. No lamp warning in the DIC either. Is the flasher module going bad?

or do I need to add blinker fluid?
sounds like a bad blinker to me. I have seen one do that before.
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I would be inclined to think the flasher module is okay since the left turn signal is functioning properly. Flasher module common to both left & right turn signals is the rationale. There may be a partial ground in the right turn signal ckt. downstream of flasher. Just out of curiosity, what happens when you turn hazards on? Try some isolation by removing turn signal lamps on the right side front & rear to see if it has any affect.
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Just out of curiosity, what happens when you turn hazards on?
I'll try that next time I catch it happening. It doesnt do it all the time and there is no rhyme or reason to it that I've seen. This on the 99 btw.
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Might be a bulb on the way to checking out as well, or a dirty connection.
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wouldnt there be a seperate blinker (the actual part the clicks) for left and right?
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Usually one flasher module for both left & right turn signals and the hazard lights.
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One module for left and right as Mark mentions.

There'* a ground issue...most likely a bulb is getting ready to burn out or a socket is corroded. Flick it on..get out and check to see if all lights flash.
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I would go with the fluid hee hee
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Yeah, I had the same issue with the '89. I replaced the entire socket and bulb (on the front) and it fixed everything. The socket was corroded badly and so was the bulb.
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