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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sure sounds like a short in the left signal circuit. I can't say where the wires are routed but you may have one with failed insulation or pinched under some hardware.
You could avoid repeated fuse replacement if you buy a cheap digital multimeter from Radio Shack (if you are in the US) or alternately, from an auto parts store. One adequate for this would be under $20 US. Some have a continuity checker that sounds a 'chime' that stops when the resistance level rises a bit. Since the meter could be damaged if the short clears, it would be smart to disconnect the negative side (ground) of the battery. Putting the probes across the fuse contact will simulate the fuse for this checking but it will not let your signals function. I would punch the probes into the fuse holder, put on the left turn signal and start removing bulbs and checking the routing of the wiring. When the chime stops, you have found the culprit.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
SOURCE: My driver side rear brake/turn
The circuit that the bulbs run off of splits. When the bulb is burnt or not seated right, in your case the driver side rear bulb, the circuit requires the current to go somewhere. Which is why the blinker is working twice as fast.
Make sure the bulb is seated properly. I used a Sylvain 3057 or 3057 LL (long life) when experiencing a similar problem and seemed to work fine. Some bulbs have a coating on the glass and the oil from our hands, especially if you eat the amount of beer nuts I do, will cause it to malfunction. Long shot, but you never know.
Good idea to check the cables running into the housing of the light as well. A lot of activity may have pulled something loose. Exhaust your efforts before taking it in, especially with electrical issues. It's something you need so they got you by the beer nuts!
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
SOURCE: Dash Board ligths not working
What year is this vehicle? It might have an ambient light sensor that has failed if it's 90's+,but older it's most likely the dimmer switch. If it's early 80's you should be able to replace it w/o having to removed the dash,just small panel cover nearby.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
SOURCE: 2006 Ford Fiesta, Left side
yes,have an idea! when the turn signal works on one side or other really fast, you have a blown front or back blown turn signal light bulb.remove the back first,it's usually the one that blows fisrst,but not always! you may have to look or inspect the rear bulb. it will have a blown element in the bulb itself.look at the bulb for a very small wire inside of the bulb,if the metal ring inside the bulbs broken into.it will not work. unfortunatlly, you will have to remove one at a time. i would start at the rear,unless,you've hit something,or been stuck in snow from the front side. if you have been stuck in snow,i would go to the end that's been stuck and start there.other wise just start at the rear and check for a blown signal light bulb.it will be in the yellow portion of the turn light. the bulb that lights up the yellow portion of your tail light turn signal.if it's in the rear,you will need to access the bulb from inside the rear hatch assembly. if in front, you will need to remove the turn signal light. hope i've helped you! thank you for choosing fixya.com
Posted on Jan 12, 2011
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