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Old 11-16-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm new here and I just wanted some help real quick. I have a '94 SE and I was wondering if anyone knew where the signal light flasher actually was..like some people tell me its behind the fuse panel, behind the gauges, someone even said under the hood. My signal lights just stay light, without blinking so I think thats the problem. Its a cheap part, whats not cheap is labor, so i might as well do it myself.
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Wait! Before you start looking to replace the Flasher, you might want to check to see if any of your bulbs are burnt out first. Does this happen when you signal left AND right??? And WELCOME to the Bonneville Oldsmobile Club!
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I agree. It could be simply a bulb out. And burntrubber, if you put your year and trim level in your signature, it'll save alot of confusion in future posts. Most people may think you have an 87.
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I had to replace a flasher on a buddy'* 95 Bonneville. It was attached to the driver'* side "hush" panel. (the black panel directly above your feet.)
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In both my 93 and the 94 I tore down it was attached to the column support under the hush panel. That 95'* must have fallen
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In both my 93 and the 94 I tore down it was attached to the column support under the hush panel. That 95'* must have fallen
Odd.. there was a plastic clip that was around it and the flasher was snapped into the clip.
Wonder if 95'* were different. This 95 was a column shifter too though, it didn't have a center console.
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My signal lights just stay light, without blinking so I think thats the problem. Its a cheap part, whats not cheap is labor, so i might as well do it myself.
First of all, if one side _will_ blink even if the other side won't, the problem is not with your flasher unit, but probably with a bad exterior bulb.

Next, if one turn-signal indicator is glowing at you even when you're not signalling a turn, you've got a bad ground on one of your front parking lights, and current from the parking-light circuit is doubling back through the turn-signal circuit. (A bad taillight could not cause this problem on your car because your amber rear bulbs on a '94 are not used for any other circuit.)

Finally, turn on your 4-way emergency flashers and check all your exterior bulbs. If they all seem to be working normally, then yes, maybe your turn-signal flasher is toast.

Drop the hush panel below the dash (above the pedals) and I think you should find the turn-signal flasher clipped on or near the steering column. Do not confuse it with the 4-way flasher, which looks similar; you might want to turn on the 4-ways again and verify that the thing you're about to unplug is not clicking.

I think your replacement flasher would be a #552; look it up in the store if in doubt.
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