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Old 01-12-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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My turn signal is blinking too fast. What should I check?

I've only seen this happen on old jalopies. As of this evening, my precious 4runner is doing it! The left turn signal display on the dash flashes at a much faster frequency than normal. The left rear turn signal flashes at the same wacky rate, while the left front turn signal does nothing. Any ideas?
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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funny, some ricers pay to do this

my dads camry did the same. we asked toyota and they said something was shorting out or something like that...

it fixed itself
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Replace the bulb that does nothing. Mine did the same thing. It's just that the bulb not blinking is burnt out.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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Bulb is out...the fast rate lets you know that its out.
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:43 PM   #5
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ya, bulb is out or gonna be out soon.... lots of cars do this.
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:08 PM   #6
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I'll try replacing the bulb tommorow. I never would have guessed that the dash display was telling me the bulb was burnt out. Thanks guys!
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If the bulb change dosen't fix it look for some funky trailer wiring harness issues.
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haha sucks for me. ill never have that happen to me.. i got a 1-12X adjustable blinker relay off ebay.. 12x slower than normal, or 12x faster.. (btw at 12x faster looks like i got strobes!) i think the guys email was nebos36@yahoo.com you should see if he can get one for you guys
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:pat: Fellas, it simply means one of your turn signals is out. Since only half the voltage being sent is used (only 1 bulb, since one is dead) it will blink twice as fast. Simply replace the bulb and all will be normal.
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:pat: Fellas, it simply means one of your turn signals is out. Since only half the voltage being sent is used (only 1 bulb, since one is dead) it will blink twice as fast. Simply replace the bulb and all will be normal.
Yeah, what he said...
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means you havent been off road enough and the trons in the battery are getting ANXIOUS :pat:
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:pat: Fellas, it simply means one of your turn signals is out. Since only half the voltage being sent is used (only 1 bulb, since one is dead) it will blink twice as fast. Simply replace the bulb and all will be normal.
Look at the third post. Said exactly what you said.
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I realize, just explaining that it's not black magic or anything other than simple physics.
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I still think its anxious trons
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only half the voltage being sent is used? thats not simple physics, its wrong physics :pat:
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:23 AM   #17
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Isn't that referred to as OHM's law?

.......which has to do with anxious trons.
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