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The turn signal on my 1998 Nissan Altima is blinking rapidly. Both the front and rear signal lights are blinking but much more rapidly than normal

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  • bender_bruce Feb 01, 2010

    The rapid flasher problem in my 1998 Nissan Altima is only happening on one side, the drivers side. I have changed both the front and rear turn signal bulbs on that side but the problem still persists.
    Can a bad flasher relay only affect one side? Is there some other cause?

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If it happens on both side you need to change out your flasher relay, normally located in the fues box or on the underside of the dash, just listen for the tick tick noise and you will find it

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

  • steve morris
    steve morris Feb 05, 2010

    it actually can affect one side, if the voltage is lower on the drivers side feed, then you will get the problem, try checking to see if you have an earthing fault on that side, easy way to try this is get a long peice of wire remove about 1inch either end of the outer core, , remove your light bulb cluster from inside the trunk, locat the erath wire on the connection plug to the cluster and check where this is on the cluster istself, wrap one end of the wire on that connection and put the other end to the car body preferably where there is no paintor even the where the light cluster touches car is a good place, then put on you blinkers on the drivers side and see if this works wite back if you still have probs...hope this helpd

  • Andrew Arteaga
    Andrew Arteaga Oct 28, 2010

    yea i have that problem... its flashin quick on my driver side then the other side...

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