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Old 02-20-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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When I turn on the hazard lights, they work. If I turn on either turn signal, the bulbs just stay lit, no blinking, and the green arrow on the dash also stays on. I've taken to doing the blinking thing manually, but I'd really like to fix this. What'* the first thing to blame so I can start troubleshooting?
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The blinker switch. That should be just above your fuse box under the drivers side dash. Small silver cylinder.
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Thanks! Should I just replace those blinker thingies then? I'm sure I could fairly easily get to them. From looking at some others as they were outside of cars, I'm assuming these things push in and pull out pretty easily.
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Figures the only one I could find is a blurry picture, but it will give you a good idea.



Right on top of the fuse panel there, just pulls out and unplug it., plug in new one and your set.
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Great, thanks a lot! Is there a definite one that fits, or can I play around with blinker speeds?
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I haven't replaced one in like 20 years. So I don't even know what'* all available any more.
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Just different models made for various bulb counts.
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The turn signals are working! I have a slightly different blinking speed now and a quieter click from the new flasher, but that fixed it! Thanks a whole lot!
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That was a easy fix.
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It truly was. Thanks a whole lot!

Also, now with the new flasher and its softer noise, my car has a more contemporary, less clicky turn signal flashing sound.
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