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Right turn signal blinks fast when brake is on.

When I turn on my right turn signal, then apply the brake, the signal
blinks at least twice as fast as normal. When I take my foot off
the brake, it blinks at normal speed. I don't believe this is that big
of a problem, because I assume the back right tailight is still blinking,
at what speed I don't know, but if someone has had this problem
or might know how to correct it, please let me know.

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  • Maxwell4 Dec 26, 2008

    I just checked both front and back bulbs and all seem to be working on both right and left sides.

  • Maxwell4 Dec 26, 2008

    Thanks dgjtex. I suppose the only way to tell if the flasher relay

    is the problem is to replace it?

  • Maxwell4 Jan 20, 2009

    Everybody, thanks for all the answers. Right now it sounds like

    it possibly could be the flasher relay.

    It's been so cold up here in Wisconsin, I really have not had a chance to check things out, but yesterday I did.

    Let me describe what I found out.

    As I mentioned before, when I signal to the right (right only) the

    signal blinks normally, but when I put my foot on the brake while

    signaling to the right, the signal blinks twice as fast. This time I checked out the back tailights to see what the heck is going on. I found out that when I normally signal to the right (w/o my foot on the brake, the yellow tailight signals (which is normal), but as soon

    as I put my foot on the brake, the yellow tailight stops flashing

    and the upper (Red) and the lower (White/clear) lites signal instead.

    The weird thing is, when this happens, my lower (White /clear) lite

    on the left side starts to flash (somewhat faintly) too.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Maxwell4 Feb 12, 2009

    I fixed the problem by taking out each bulb (3 of them), cleaning

    them off, and pulling the plug in the tailight assembly, cleaning that

    up a bit, putting everything back together and it now works fine.

    Thanks for all the help.



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Sounds like a bad earth in the rear bulb cluster

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If the bulbs are okay, the next to check is the flasher relay.

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You have a bulb out somewhere could be front or back, but that is usually why it blinks faster.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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    David Johnson Dec 26, 2008

    The flasher relay would do it fast on both sides, check any side marker lights too. and the elements in the bulbs. It is what i have always found to cause this, a short could cause it also or a bad ground.


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