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Old 09-22-2009
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Blinker???

My driver side blinker wont work, But the pass side will. I dont think its a fuse because if it was both sides wouldnt work.

Both bulbs in the headlight are on and working, same with the tails.

What could be making this problem?



Oh and I changed them to leds.
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LEDs, maybe one got put in backwards; try reversing the one that doesn't work.

LEDs are a directional component and the + 12 volts needs to be applied to the correct lead.

If it still doesn't work replace the original bulbs and see what happens. I have received a number of the LED Bulbs that didn't work.
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Old 09-25-2009
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So I found that I can use the bliker if the running light and head lights are off. If its not raining tomarrow im going to see what esle might be causing the problem.
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Check the blinker fluid... seriously, check to see if you put the bulb in backwards.
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dam you trigg i was just about to say blinker fluid!
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dam you trigg i was just about to say blinker fluid!
HAHAHA, the early bird gets the goose that laid the golden egg!
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Check the blinker fluid... seriously, check to see if you put the bulb in backwards.
No, that is only for the 1984 models and up, I believe his is a 1963 Ranger. I know it's hard to tell by the interior, as it's practically the same but trust me on this one.
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Old 09-25-2009
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I dont see how the bulb could be in backwards, Its worked for well over 6 months with no problem.

Oh I did check the blinker fluid, and it was full. LOL
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I dont see how the bulb could be in backwards, Its worked for well over 6 months with no problem.

Oh I did check the blinker fluid, and it was full. LOL
OK on the working for 6 months, you didn't say they that before.

Didn't the "Early Bird" get the worm not the Goose...

Since they worked and now work only with the w/o headlights it might be the Multifunction Switch or the headlight switch.
My '95 Ranger had a problem with the rear driver's blinkers worked sometimes and then again not. Turned out to be the Multifunction Switch was bad.
It was located in the steering column; replaced it and all was good again.

Not saying it is it because I am not an automotive Electrician but if there is a way to check it out you should.

Oh ya, besides the Worm vs the Goose thing, the blinker fluid won't cause this, sloshing fluid always makes a connections.
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Didn't the "Early Bird" get the worm not the Goose...
Not always!
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If its just the front turn signal I'd suspect a bad ground. If its both the front and rear I'd look at the multifunction switch.
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OR... intermittent connection; could be pwr or ground side.

Look at the socket, are the connections tight where the lamp goes in ?

did you do any elect mods other than the fog lights ?
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I got it to work. It was the bulb in the taillight. It would light up but not blink, so I turned the bulb and bingo it works.
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Boy that is funny, the rear bulb affecting the front...

thanks for letting us know.
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My truck did the samething, and i have LED's to...i dont kno what made it do it, but now it works fine.
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Check the blinker fluid...
Say, what's the freezing point of that flasher fluid???

Seriously, in the colder weather recently, my right turn signal has been acting up. At first, it will blink very fast (still have incandescent bulbs installed), then after a bit, it will blink normally. Once the cab of the truck warms up, it works normally. The problem appears to be with the right front light.

I've replaced the right front bulb, & the turn signal/hazzard flasher, both no help.

Now today, I was playing around with it a little & discovered that if I keep the turn signal lever in the "lane change" function, it works normally, yet if I put it all the up so that it locks in the right turn position, it starts acting up. Now I'm leaning towards the Steering Column Multi-Function Switch as being the problem.

Any thoughts?

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