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Bussmann Flasher for Saturn

Hi emissionwiz,
My 2002 Saturn L100 has a problem on the turn signal. Is the flasher shared with the hazard light? The hazard light works but the signal doesn't. Is it possible? The flasher (as you suggested Bussmann 761) has 3 prongs, I guess part of the circuit is not functioning. Is the flasher installed behind the hazard light switch, where the clicking sound comes?

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  • Marxaturn Nov 21, 2008

    From the following link:

    The Bussmann 761 is a 3-terminal flasher. I read from emissionwiz's response to a 1996 Saturn SL's similar problem, he suggested this flasher and I found that it is the same part for 2002 L100 from a part search. I noticed that some vehicles only have one "combined" flasher for hazard and turn signals, so I figured out my one is a combined one due to the source of clicking sound.

    As I mentioned the signal works sometime after a 30 Min's drive, when it happens, a strange noice sounds (like a shorting of two poles of a small current electric source - sparks cannot be seen) and sustains for 5 seconds to a couple minutes provided the signal switch (the one with a lever) is turned and kept at a turning position.

    My Saturn has more problems (they do not bother me too much) on the panel:

    • The "security" light flashing, comes and goes but never cut the gas off,

    • Temp gauge, fuel tank gauge and headlight being shut off (arms of gauges turn left to zero) in a split of second while driving, it happens 4-5 times in a minute or does not happen in a day,

    • The electronic odometer keeps going started with 12300, dropped back to 12300 after reaching 12309. It gets about 20 miles after 100. When it drops back, usually combined with the happening of problem 2 - gauges and headlights problem.

    A dealer did a primary check (0.5 hours charged) and found nothing, suggested to take an investigation of uncertain hours and will be on me. Thanks for you patient Mr. emissionwiz.

  • Marxaturn Jan 24, 2009

    It makes sense to me. Is the hazard switch mounted behind the button with the triangle symbol where the clicking noise comes? Is it a DIY job? Just don'y know how to start in taking down the panel, I'm worrying that I will break the grill if it was snapped-on since the positions of the hooks are not clear. I guess the problematic BCM is the culprit for all the glitches too and I think it will cast me at least $600 to fix it. Will see how long can I tolerate.


  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    hazard and flasher are seperate parts, they are electronic not mechanical like he old ones.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I would suggest u use the live chat option or premium assistance (these are pay options), to many issues for the free forum.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I am sorry we have no manuals to look that up, But the signal flasher is seperate from the 4 way.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My hazard come on but the turn singals don't work. work when they want to. Need to know the location



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The flashers are timed thru the hazzard switch. The hazzard switchneeds replaced. As for your other problems, has to be a body control module. The dealer will need to program this peice, as it holds the miles.

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