Question about 1998 Ford Escort
I have a 1998 Ford Escort. The right side indicators have begun to sometimes work and sometimes don't. When they don't the indicator sound is twice as fast. The hazard lights all work so it is not a bulb. Is it a indicator relay switch problem? Or maybe earth problems. I am rubbish with cars so would not know where to locate the aforementioned. Thanks
Most hazards flash brake lights not the turn signals, double check your signal bulbs. Try to get it to flas fast and visually inspect which bulb isn't working. Then replace that bulb
Posted on Nov 14, 2014
When the indicator sound is twice as fast and both bulbs are OK and the hazard lights flash properly I think that an intermittent short in the front turn signal light socket or in the wiring leading up to it is indicated. First try cleaning the light socket as it could be accumulated crud that's shorting out. The car is nearly 20 years old and that kind of stuff is going to be happening.
Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Testimonial: "Thanks very much. Is it a case of just taking the bulb out of the front right holder and cleaning out the socket?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
good old ford lol, try looking at the crank sensor its located at the front of the engine tucked in right hand side of exhaust manifold and gearbox, two pin plug, i have also known these to have no end of faults with the fusebox.
easy to remove, and solder the connections inside they all suffer eventually, if your not to handy with cars i recommend taking to a auto electrician, easy if you know how. Good luck Davelee
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
have you tested the brake light switch? it is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is very common for the wires to that switch to break inside the plastic insulation, the switch testing goes like this, there should be 12 volts present at both sides of the switch with the brake pedal depressed and one side without the pedal depressed.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
The quick flash is a fault detection for a burnt out bulb. If bulb is good, check bulb socket. Inspect for corrosion. If needed, replace bulb socket. Check bulb socket connector. Check if fuse. Check emergency flashers ( most cars have a separate circuit).
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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