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#1 Dickensheets


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

'97 OBW 170,000 miles.


Right turn signal cycles really fast. Both lamps work. Hazards work normally.


Is this the flasher?


It's getting really annoying.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

Probably a poor ground. Usually due to corrosion in the bulb sockets.

#3 nipper


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

Pull the bulbs out and check them with a meter. Dual filament bulbs may look like they are ok but can be internally shorted.

#4 J A Blazer

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

In mine, I had to replace the turn signal stalk on the steering column.

#5 gbhrps


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

When the turn signals flash at twice their normal speed, the cause is too much resistance in the circuit on that side of the car. As stated already, there is a bad bulb (not burned out but on its way out, or shorte), or sorrodede bulb socket or wiring harness socket on the same side of the car, front or rear. A bad connection at the turn signal switch, as previously stated, will do the same thing.


You need to do some digging to get to the bottom of it. Good Luck!

#6 soopsoop


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:02 PM

low on blinker fluid on one side.

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