4way flashers


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4way flashers

Postby poets » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:34 pm



my 4way flasher only lights up on the left side and also my turn signals do not work checked all bulbs-ok seems like there is a problem with the right side lighting



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Re: 4way flashers

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:57 pm

Sounds like the flasher died. With one side lighting, but not the other that would be my guest. I don't know where the flasher is hiding on your model tho.
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Re: 4way flashers

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:51 pm

poets wrote:my 4way flasher only lights up on the left side and also my turn signals do not work checked all bulbs-ok seems like there is a problem with the right side lighting


If your four-ways light up on only one side, the primary culprit is the four-way flasher switch itself. That is where the flashing power from the flasher is split into two and sent to both lights. If it is dirty or broken, you can end up with lights on only one side. If the turn signals for both left and right are working correctly, but the four-way flashers only flash one side, then it's a 99.9% chance that it's the 4-way flasher switch at fault.

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Re: 4way flashers

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:25 am

You mentioned that your turn signal does not work.Is that on just one side or both.?

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Re: 4way flashers

Postby poets » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:01 am

The left side flashes when key is on acc and stays lit when key is on. The turn signals do not work at all. Checked bulbs and fuses and pulled the trunk off to get at flashers. Swapped flashers and did the same thing . No electrical work was done recently. Not sure if maybe the turn signal switch has failed. Looked online for a wiring schematic but couldn't locate a legible one. I'm very handy with v meter but stumped

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Re: 4way flashers

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:22 am

I can't help with the schematic till this evening.My phone dosen't have one.
Its sounding like the switch assembly.
The hazard switch feeds the turn signal switch as I recall.If I remember correct,the hazard flasher feeds the switch,when pushed on,it connects to both left and right lamp circuit.I think the hazard switch has 3 wires on it.Flasher input and left and right output to the lamps.The turn signal flasher is fed to the turn switch.the connector bar is switched from one side to the other.It does not return to a center off position.The cancler module removes power from the turn signal circuit.
Best of my memory.
If you go into the switch,be aware of the exact position of the wiring harness.It must be put back so it won't get pinched.Wires do come disconnected from the switch too.They can be resoldered back.Watch the little springs and roller bearings too.

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Re: 4way flashers

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:58 am

From the service manual:

Turn Switch/Hazard Switch Diagram
Turn Switch/Hazard Switch Diagram


The pink/white wire supplies a flashing 12 volt signal for the hazard lights. The grey wire supplies a flashing 12 volt signal for the turn signals.

Do not go by the hazard switch circuit diagram shown in the Electrical Troubleshooting Manual - it is wrong. The way they have it shown, it permanently connects both left and right turn signals together, which is obviously wrong.




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