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Hi, I have a 2004 Corola and I recently had my flasher fuse replaced 3 times in one day. When I tuen the flasher on it will work fine until I stop and the fuse causes the car to turn off. Do you know

When I turn on the right or left turn light on it blows the fuse when I stop and shuts my car off.

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Ok if I Understand Works Fine till You push brake pedal that means You have a wire corroded. when you cross a hot and ground you blow fuse so start at brake pedal switch make sure connection is good following wires to brake lights on rear of vehicle. making sure no bare wires. more than likely its a hot wire thats exposed to weather that protecive coating has erroded and is touching body. all the other post are possible but if you were having issue with the binkers it would blow just as soon as turned on thats why I say the brake wiring

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No my answer, dont buy that $500 PCM yet.
the Gauge fuse , see bottom left, above. runs lots of things,
the FSM covers this, fully 100%
it runs the Flasher module, the ECM, the integration module (BCM like) that runs interior lighting and many things off the IM.
if the fuse only blows, while blinking , id inspect all 4 corner lamps
id check the wires there and then replace all 4 lamps. if you
dont know how to bench test a lamp. then just replace them.
Gauge , (funny huh) runs the Alternator, if it shorts, boom the Gauge fuse blows. as you can see finding a short is not easy,
you never said how soon it blows. so,,,,, if quicky, id run it
with no alt connected. rear plug IG Plug pulled. do so for no more
that about 15minutes, the battery will drain fast (no head lights please,or fans for heater, no electrical things on, flashers on for sure.)
see???
there are 30 pages, to see all IG1 power feed wires.
i didnt try to find them all.
but that is my point, if you dont have the book or alldata.com login
then all this is pure wild speculation and guessing.
I did this for a living, so ,know the ropes.
once I have this information, i then use my ammeter to find it.
see a area MASTER here, do that.
Duane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZrCrBx4uFY

and chris.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FJDgcdii8

in your case you know what fuse blows. (stated wrong)
and with that , fact i can attach my ammeter, and the pull
modules to find which one has the active short.
in the case if the blinker module is passing excessive current
I then drop off the lamps loads from the flasher module
if that shows that my short is gone then the lamps are shorted.
i can even measure all 4 lamp wire feed to read this short with my ammeter and my CB.
using this.
http://www.fixkick.com/tools/25100B.jpg

http://www.fixkick.com/tools/25100.jpg
below.
this the red fuse below is GAUGE. the module on the right is the Flasher module.
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I am going to guess a short in the computer (PCI) or BCM Body Control Module. I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had a similar problem. Maybe turn signal switch itself.

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    we need to have a better post here, lets try that, , did the fuse blow 3 times,y/n , the engine stalls? and will not restart until, I replace the Flasher fuse? what I do in this case, is not guess. I open the book called the FSM and read the page on the PCM and flasher to see if the flasher is related some how, first. Btw1, fuses only blow for a short circuit, preventing the electrical fire. so Ill do that for you now. Its a Toyota not a jeep. I then inspect the wiring for damage, or previous collision damage. to wiring. Im looking now, the IG1 power feed run the Flasher Module , i wish you had said the exact fuse blow, exact location in the box. the ECM (engine EFI) does use IG1 power feed. so if that blew, so was engine controls. too bad you didnt stated the exact fuses. did you blows the engine bay box fuse or , cab fues? that be a start. ok i looked in both boxes, and neither have a flasher fuse, ther is a hazard fuse. this is because this car , uses IG1 fuse power feed for the flasher module. and lamps. "UNIQUE" so guessing bad PCI or BCM( this car has neither ) and $500 parts, lets start by stating exactly what fuse, again. the below is the cab box,. the correct name for the Flasher relay , is "GAUGE" and is 10 amps. Did you know that $1 lamps can short out (not a guess) the can, and if they do , are 500 times cheaper than any ECM sold.

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