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Old 04-06-2005
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turn signals are really really fast EDIT in first post

hey all, well i pulled our boat to the lake the other day and since then my turn signals blink normal twice then go really fast, hazard lights are fine. i have tried changing the flasher relay under the steering column, and with the new one it did the same thing, what else should i look for? thanks

EDIT: this morning i got in my truck and they are working fine, dont know what happend, but i do have a heavy duty relay i picked up, should i switch it out so that next time i pull something it doesnt do it again?

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busted/blown bulbs?
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Yup! That'll do it. The blinkers in my Blazer are fast now that I put in LED bulbs. They draw less current so they blink faster. I'm pretty sure it'll do the same thing with a blown bulb.
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ya it means ur blub is about to burn out. change it soon
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Yep, change the old bulbs unless u have LED ones then they will blink twice as fast.
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i hate fast blinkers. they annoy me when i get behind a car with them.
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The european standard is almost twice as fast as american. It's actually probably safer to have fast blinkers, because most people are already in the next lane before their relay gets to it's second cycle.

But there is a way to put in a resistor inline of any LED bulbs you may have to slow it back down to normal.

Bob or John will give us the low-down soon.
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thanks, but all my bulbs are good, and everything else except the turn signals work fine, idk what to do anymore and they really **** me off this fast, i hate fast turn signals, guess i wont use them till they get fixed lol

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every time this has happend to me it was a burned out bulb... is it only doing it on one side or is it both? if its just one side then its a bulb
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nope both sides exactly alike
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did you check the brake lights? I remember a few years back my wife's Cavi was doing that and it turned out to be a break light.
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i can check but i remember last night when i put my brakes on it was bright back there....unless i tried changing the wrong relay, which one is it? i tried the middle one in the relay box by the steering column.....

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Could someone show me a picture of which relay it is?

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i can check but i remember last night when i put my brakes on it was bright back there....unless i tried changing the wrong relay, which one is it? i tried the middle one in the relay box by the steering column.....

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The middle one is for the power windows. The other large relay is for the flashers.
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the one all the way at the top? i tried that one too and NOTHING happened
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this morning i got in my truck and they are working fine, dont know what happend, but i do have a heavy duty relay i picked up, should i switch it out so that next time i pull something it doesnt do it again?
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On my ranger, there are 6 blinker bulks. 4 on front, 2 on rear. I removed two of the front ones, and now I am a fast blinker. Anyones know what resistor can I try to put on my + wires to make me a slow blinker again? :-)

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sorry to bring up this old post but is their a thing you can buy to make it safe to make them blink Fast? I think one of my lights are out b/c tonight it would go from fast to slow and I couldnt hear that blinker sound. Hazards work fine
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that happens to my truck, and what i do to fix the problem is pull the hazzard fuse for about 10-15 seconds, then plug it in, and it will be fine
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