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When lights are off blinker works but the gear indicator ligt blinks too
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If new bulbs don't work, it is probably the harness that holds the bulb. I had to replace both on my car after fighting with the problem for over a year and not knowing.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
It's the bulb. There are two filliments in the bulb. One is for when you turn your lights on and the other is for breaking and blinker flashing. When the break filliment goes bad it causes the blinker to flash very rapidly. 100% the bulb. Change it and all will be good again. P.S. if it were a fuse none of the break lights or blinkers would work.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
The first thing to check in this case would be the bulb itself. Remove the 13 plastic body screws retaining the the black plastic shroud at the front of the engine compartment. Next, remove the 2 10mm bolts retaining the lamp assembly. Gently work the assembly loose and pull it away from the vehicle; make sure to keep the assembly supported if you don't disconnect all of the wiring harnesses attached to it. Squeeze the clamp on the wiring harness to the turn signal bulb and remove the harness. Turn the socket assembly to remove the socket and bulb. Gently twist and remove the bulb. You should be able to see if the wire filaments are still continuous.
If the bulb is good, look at the inside of the socket. There is a little copper strip that runs down the side. If it is not sticking out making a " V " shape where the point would touch the side of the bulb, that's generally gonna be the problem. The point of the "V" completes the ground circuit for the bulb. Using a paper clip with a small hook, a precision screwdriver, or something else thin that can give you leverage, GENTLY pull at the strip until it comes out enough to make a good contact. You could also get a replacement socket from the dealership. Ask about rate of failure on this part and other things that would bring about images of recalls, maybe you'll get it free but probably not.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
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