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Turn Signals are acting wierd. not flashing, just staying lit

happened to me for the first time on the way home today. turned my right turn signal on and my gauge cluster arrow flashed and then got dim and stayed lit. When I stopped to get gas i went out and checked them and they worked with the lights off, but once i turned my lights on they would light, and then stay on constant.

any ideas of what it could be, i dont get why they only act weird when the lights are on
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Could be a bad chassis ground at one of the sockets. If the turn signals work with the lights off they maybe grounding back through the park lamps.
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possibly a connect came unplugged?? i think all the blinkers stay on "high" if a connector is unplugged in the blinker circuit.
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also forgot to add that i have done the blinker mod, so im going to check that wiring. just weird they both go at the same time so i dont think thats it
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Duuudddeeeee!!!! THis iss sooooo eeeaassssyy i cant believe YOU didnt realize this earlier.. Your truck is probably running low on blinker fluid
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Duuudddeeeee!!!! THis iss sooooo eeeaassssyy i cant believe YOU didnt realize this earlier.. Your truck is probably running low on blinker fluid
That's what I was thinking. That or a muffler bearing is going out, causing massive vibrations, and making the blinker fluid surge around in the reservoir so that there is improper flow to the blinkers.
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That's what I was thinking. That or a muffler bearing is going out, causing massive vibrations, and making the blinker fluid surge around in the reservoir so that there is improper flow to the blinkers.
haha.. That could totally be it..You better hope not though, this is much more serious than just needing to fill your blinker fluid though..
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Duuudddeeeee!!!! THis iss sooooo eeeaassssyy i cant believe YOU didnt realize this earlier.. Your truck is probably running low on blinker fluid
i checked it and it was fine. i even have the synthetic fluid to get some extra power out of the lights


on another note. they work again today... so explain that to me, just another ford engineering issue that makes zero sense...
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i checked it and it was fine. i even have the synthetic fluid to get some extra power out of the lights.

hahahaha.. Priceless
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you might want to check you fuses
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its probably the flasher bulb. not a joke there is such a thing. let me look and find a previous post because I dont feel like typing it again.
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Change your flasher bulb (not joking, real part). Its a metal can with 3-4 forks sticking out of it. Go to Wal-mart and they are like $3. They will be located right next to the fuzes. To locate it you will need to pull off the plastic lower dash plate and then the metal plate thats on the drivers side. Look around until you find it. It fixes most problems with the blinkers.
rumor has it that you do not need to remove the pannels and that it is yellow. I dunno about the accuracy of that info.
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ill look for that flasher bulb when the weather starts to clear up. thanks
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It could be one of the bulbs as well, if a filament in the bulb is touching the brake lamp portion of the bulb it could cause it. Swap the bulbs from the left to the right side and see if it changes sides.
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