Rt turn signal flashing too fast


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Wilcoy02
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Rt turn signal flashing too fast

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed May 15, 2013 7:18 pm



The left turn signal is working properly. When I turn the right turn signal on it blinks way too fast. So I thought ok change a bulb. I did with no different results. Replaced the front bulb-same. replaced the rear turn signal bulb-same.

Can the flasher go out on only one side?
any other suggestions on how to get it to signal properly?



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Re: Rt turn signal flashing too fast

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 16, 2013 1:19 pm

Fast flashing indicates a unauthorized load...I'd first unplug the turn signal cancler...if thats not it,poke around for any extra lighting added or even a pinched trailer wire shorting to the frame...
Look and be certain that when it's flashing that it flashed the same number of lamps as the other side.
I thing just 2 per side and the dash indicator.

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Re: Rt turn signal flashing too fast

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri May 17, 2013 12:38 pm

Well I took the switch apart and used an electric cleaner. Changed all the bulbs. Now I have turn signals. BUT the left side was the one I had fast flashing now I have no left running front light.
I even changed the connection on the front signals. So I now have no power to the right running light. It does flash on the turn signal.

any more suggestions?

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Re: Rt turn signal flashing too fast

Postby virgilmobile » Fri May 17, 2013 1:40 pm

I'll look at the schematic but I thought the switch is what provides the power for the marker lamp.

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Re: Rt turn signal flashing too fast

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 25, 2013 8:21 pm

virgilmobile wrote:I'll look at the schematic but I thought the switch is what provides the power for the marker lamp.


It is.

If a light flashes fast, it means one of two things, depending on how it flashes.

If it is off, flashes on very quickly and then off again for a bit, it means there is too much load (i.e. short circuit somewhere).

If it is on, flashes off very quickly and then on again for a bit, it means there is not enough load (i.e. bulb burned out).




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