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Old 03-01-2006, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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turn light problem

a while back i posted asking how to replace the fuse for my turn indicator lights. i was successful in changing out the fuse but now i face a new problem..


the left turn light works fine, and the right turn light doesn't. the fuse list on the lid of the fuse box lists 2 different fuses associated with the turn indicators. ive checked both fuses and replaced them, even, and neither seem to fix this problem. i replaces fuse 32 a day or two ago and the turn indicators worked fine until today. today the fuse blew (a 2nd time) and so i replaced it again. now only the left blinker light works. the fuse is good, i tried 2 or 3 different ones to make sure it wasnt just a bad fuse.

why wont my right turn indicator work? why do i seem to keep blowing fuses in this area?
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more than likely you have a short somewhere in the wiring, if you have a volt meter , you need to find out what the resistance is on the indicator then follow the short back untill you repair it.. check the obvious , like the socket for anything out of the ordinary.
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i had a similar problem.. my problem was the relay...
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i hope its not a short. ive driven without this problem for over a year now, would a short just develop like that? i dont know what couldve caused it.

and if it is the relay, how would i test to know for sure? how do i go about fixing/replacing the relay?
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Let's start with something simple. Swap the bulbs left to right. If the right one starts working and the left one quits, I'd say the bulb is bad. If it still doesn't work, could be wiring, relay, fuse. But you said you checked the fuse.
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*crosses fingers*

ill try the bulb. thanks.
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