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RH turnsignal works, LH doesn't

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by Byrd91, September 20, 2002.

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  1. Byrd91

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    A friend of mine has a 93 and on one side the turnsignals work formal, but on the other when you hit the switch all the bulbs, including the indicator are on solid. In may Haynes I can tell they're both on the same flasher, but it looks as though the flasher is before the switch, which doesn't make sense. I'm going to try to switch my flasher with hers tomorrow, but I don't think thats it. I'm going to try the hazards too, to see if all hazards work, or just the one side. Anyone have any other ideas.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that its the flasher. Luckily you have a known good one to swap.
     
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    Have you checked the bulbs on that side? One may be bad.
     
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    I think she said both work, but I'll check...
     
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    Its not the flasher, its the bulb. The light wont flash if one of the three filaments is burnt out.
     
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    In the original post, he said all lights were on steady, front and rear signal + inst panel light. Maybe I misunderstood this?
     
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    I did say all the bulbs work, but I don't know for sure, sounds like that is definitely the culprit. I did my first front wheel bearing job on my car today so I was wrapped up in that, but it came out a success so that is good. I feel pretty good about that.
     
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    It definitley sounds like a burnt out bulb.

    Good to hear about your first wheel bearing job being a success:)
     
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    It was just a burnt out bulb after all. I didn't even think of that because I guess I was thinking if one was out the rest go faster for some reason.
     
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    A turn signal flasher works by heating up a piece of metal inside the flasher, until it "clicks" over on to the contacts and completes the circuit. That is the noise we hear from a flasher while it is on.

    The element needs a certain current draw to heat it up enough to move back and forth.

    With 1 bulb burnt out, it just stays on, because it is not hot enough with less draw...... That is also why a heavy duty trailer flasher is silent, it needs a lot of current to "click".
     






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