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My right turn signal will not work. checked all the bulbs. hazzards work, brake lights work, left turn signal light works, however it blinks very fast

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TRY CLEANING BULB SOCKET COULD BE CORRODED OR WORN LOOSE WIRES OR THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH ITSELF COULD BE FAULTY.

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The fast blinking occurance is normal when a turn signal bulb goes out.

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