Question about 1996 Lexus ES 300
The left turn signal blinks fast. The fuse checked out okay. What's puzzling is it worked normal a couple ot times. But as soon as I used it again, the problem came back. I was reading through some forum tech advise sites and it suggested to replace the flasher. How? Or is this the right fix? By the way, whenever I rolldown the driver power window my headlights dims down. So I think there's an electrical issue as well.
Also, I bought this car used and I've had it for 1 1/2 years now. I want to replace the shocks/struts because the handling is so bad. Right now its got sets of Monroe which I'm guessing the previous owner opted for a cheaper replacement. I got an estimate from a local Lexus dealer and they quote me $1,865 to replace all four. Is this too much? Is KYB GR-2 a good alternative?
Hi Robert, I have had this problem with a couple of other makes of vehicle and it was caused by one of the bulbs blowing which makes the flasher unit operate faster as it powering only one bulb. if you haven't checked the bulbs then might be worth having a look b4 you replace the flasher unit. can't offer any help on your other issues. regards John
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Try checking the bulbs one side flashing fast is a bulb out or a resistance problem.headlight problem is a feed wire getting hot to teh fuse panel or a bodged wiring job somewhere in the vehicles life causing the feed for the headlights to be routed with the window winder.as for the shock absorbers ,well doesnt the vehicle have an annual safety inspection where the wheels are put on a plate in the ground that vibrates up and down and checks the shock absorber for resistance
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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