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Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby schufitz - October 12th, 2010, 9:13 pm

While driving to work today I noticed my left turn signal was blinking about twice as fast as normal. The right signal and hazards seem 'normal'. Is this just someting to change under the dash where the 'clicking' noise seems to come from. It's a '09 XLT with ~11,000 miles.
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Re: Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby zippyworld - October 12th, 2010, 9:17 pm

You probably have a burnt out bulb on the left turn circuit.
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Re: Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby schufitz - October 12th, 2010, 9:24 pm

Just went to the garage to check if front & rears were working, they were, but now left is normal again. ????
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Re: Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby Four_Eyes - October 12th, 2010, 10:41 pm

Probably the bulb. My guess is, it's toast, but for the time being, the element moved so that it's (for the time being) completing the circuit. Since the element is (probably) no longer attached properly, when it shifts, the bulb will die out again. You'll have to visually inspect them.
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Re: Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby 08HybridOK - October 12th, 2010, 10:47 pm

Four_Eyes wrote:Probably the bulb. My guess is, it's toast, but for the time being, the element moved so that it's (for the time being) completing the circuit. Since the element is (probably) no longer attached properly, when it shifts, the bulb will die out again. You'll have to visually inspect them.


A visual may not help, just had the same thing happen, left rear was out, bulb looked good tho.
Replace with # in the book, previous post someone found it should last longer then the # I took out (sorry can't recall #'s). Mine was rear.
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Re: Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby Four_Eyes - October 12th, 2010, 10:54 pm

I should have been more specific. Pull the bulbs and tap them with a finger. You want to make the element shake. If the element is disconnected, it will fall out of position and you'll find the burned out bulb.
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Re: Rapid Turn Signal?

Postby SUVord - October 13th, 2010, 6:52 am

As mentioned above, bulb or bulbs is the problem.
They are so cheap it is worth changing them for peace of mind.
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