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Old 01-12-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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My turn signals are blinking verryyyy slowly. I'll watch other people'* signals, and theirs will blink 2-3 times for every one blink of mine. Also, the signals aren't timed perfectly. In other words the time between the blinks will vary. They'll sometimes also die in mid-blink as well. Like half way through the blink it will fade out and then come back really quickly.
Like: Blink..........blink..........blink..blink........ ..blink..........blink..blink...........blink..... .....blink

I've checked all of the signals and they all blink. None of the bulbs are burnt out or anything. Anyone have any ideas?
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you need a new turn signal relay... go to the parts store and tell them that and they will get you one... we are talkinga bout like a dollar here
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you need a new turn signal relay... go to the parts store and tell them that and they will get you one... we are talkinga bout like a dollar here
OoO, really... wow. That much huh? Maybe I'll look on eBay or see if I can take out a loan at my bank.

Just kidding, obviously. Is it easy to replace a turn signal relay?
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Turn signal relay is located in the area of the fuse box under the drivers feet. Might be attached to the backside of the hushpanel. Replacement is an easy single connector. Pull old off..push new on. Test and smile.
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My turn signals are blinking verryyyy slowly. I'll watch other people'* signals, and theirs will blink 2-3 times for every one blink of mine. Also, the signals aren't timed perfectly. In other words the time between the blinks will vary. They'll sometimes also die in mid-blink as well. Like half way through the blink it will fade out and then come back really quickly.
Like: Blink..........blink..........blink..blink........ ..blink..........blink..blink...........blink..... .....blink

I've checked all of the signals and they all blink. None of the bulbs are burnt out or anything. Anyone have any ideas?
Agreed with all the above with the Turn Signal Flasher Unit

Although mine was more difficult to get to (Damn Oldsmobile). I did not snap the new unit back into its bracket, just in case I have to get to it again. It will take me all of 5 minutes to replace the next time. If there is a Next Time!!!
Just keep in mind there is another Flashing Unit for the Hazard(4-way) Lights in the same general area(I think).
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My turn signals are blinking verryyyy slowly. I'll watch other people'* signals, and theirs will blink 2-3 times for every one blink of mine. Also, the signals aren't timed perfectly. In other words the time between the blinks will vary. They'll sometimes also die in mid-blink as well. Like half way through the blink it will fade out and then come back really quickly.
Like: Blink..........blink..........blink..blink........ ..blink..........blink..blink...........blink..... .....blink

I've checked all of the signals and they all blink. None of the bulbs are burnt out or anything. Anyone have any ideas?
Agreed with all the above with the Turn Signal Flasher Unit

Although mine was more difficult to get to (Damn Oldsmobile). I did not snap the new unit back into its bracket, just in case I have to get to it again. It will take me all of 5 minutes to replace the next time. If there is a Next Time!!!
Just keep in mind there is another Flashing Unit for the Hazard(4-way) Lights in the same general area(I think).
Damn, this thing is hard to find. I hooked it up once, but it appeard that that was for the hazard lights (both use a 552), and I can't find the one for the turn signals. Does anyone know specifically where it'* at? I removed the left sound insulator, but I still don't see it.

It'* a 92 SE, if it matters.
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Damn, this thing is hard to find. I hooked it up once, but it appeard that that was for the hazard lights (both use a 552), and I can't find the one for the turn signals. Does anyone know specifically where it'* at? I removed the left sound insulator, but I still don't see it.

It'* a 92 SE, if it matters.
I see the same "Accountant" designed your car as well as my Oldsmobile. Hookay, it'* been awhile but mine was located in the general area of the steering column. It was housed in this bracket that surrounded the flasher. And if and when you DO find it(and you will), do NOT put it back in that bracket again. Besides, as difficult as finding it should tell you that it should not have gone there in the first place. Just let it hang so you can get to it in a jiffy if it ever fails again. Good Luck.
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Woo, I finally found it. It was next to the parking brake. I didn't even need to remove the left sound insulator (thanks for nothin, service manual). I popped it out, replaced it, and then tucked it back up in there, but didn't bother with snapping it back in the clip. Would've been more work than I was up for.

Anyways, blinker'* looking great. Thanks guys!
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is the relay in the same location on 94sse models, I think i have the same problem
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