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Right side turn signals don't work.

Neither the right side turn signals or the right side flashers work. Left side is ok. I moved front and back bulbs from left to right, no change.

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  • gb1 May 09, 2009

    Is there a fuse for only the right side? And where is the ground located?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    ALSO THE TOP LEFTS NOT WORKING

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  • Mercury Master
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If bulbs okay check fuse is good you got faulty turn switch or bad ground.

Posted on May 09, 2009

  • Jonah Oneal May 10, 2009

    problem in the turn switch.

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SOURCE: 1987 toyota camry s/w back

Problem solved, Since 3 of the 4 turn signals worked I did not fuse was a problem
but after checking the turn swithch, I pulleded out the fuse which looked ok, but when
I put it back in all the turn signal lights woked! Apparently just one part of the surface
of the fuse was corroded.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver side rear signal light won't work , bulb is

Both bulbs have to be new. They can't be different ages. Change the flasher as well.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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