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anyone know the electrical sys. well?

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#1 slideways


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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:13 PM

My gremlin is eluding me. MY turnlamps turn on but do not blink. Can the relay that controls their blinking cause this? Can a short cause this? I'm just trying to narrow this down.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:17 PM

when they turn on, are they kind of dim? Do you hear the clicking from the blinker?

Might be a short, or probably a bad blinker unit. There's a bimetallic strip in there, and that may have worn out.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:27 PM

It is most likely from the deer I hit a couple weeks ago, but I can't find any pinched wires. I've examined the harness all round the front end and I can;t seem to find anything that is stretched or pinched anywhere.

If the blinker unit is bad, do they still illuminate? There is no klicking going on.

What should I look for with a test of the turn signal unit with my multimeter?

All the fuses are fine on the inside fuse panel.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:49 PM

first generation Legacy's had the blinker controlled right there with the hazard button no? what kind of car do you have?

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:50 PM

blinker relay to test. when they fail they often just light and don't blink.
Warning, you may have caused the relay to fail with a short after the deer crash.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:52 PM

It might be possible that when you hit bambi that you shorted a wire just for a second and killed that blinker relay or a fuse perhaps. Check your fuses and replace the blinker relay. It is under the dash I believe on or near the fusebox. In the old cars they were silver and called flasher relays or mudules. They just plug into the box.

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 02:14 PM

I'll check it out. Its a 93 legacy. When I hit bambi's mom, all of my front lights were smashed so it could have shorted for a brief moment. Thanks for the input.

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