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Old 07-23-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Please help with car flashers


Im pretty much at a total loss here. Forst, the problem; my car flashers dont work. Now, what Ive done. My first step was to check fuses. Then replace the relay (It is a 5 pin black box one). I have chekced voltage to the correct pinouts, testing the switch, everything. I by-passed the relay and made sure the circuit was completing and that the lights worked. The only odd thing I have noticed is that the relay clicks very very fast (sounds like a buzzer) when I plug it in now. Did I get a bad relay?? I tested it with a nine volt battery to make it click, but I dont know how to test it to click on and off.

Any help is greatly appreciated, since I am at a total loss

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Old 07-23-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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Have you checked your bulbs?

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Old 07-23-2007, 10:20 AM   #3
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HouseHelper may have the ticket. On my truck, if one bulb is out...the blinker relay goes nuts until you get it fixed...kinda cool really, that way you know one has blown out.
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Yes, I bypassed the relay, so that when I switch on the signal, either side stays on. So the lights work. And its a 97, so when one goes out, the rest still work. Ive searched everywhere for how to test a relay, if anyone has info on how to test one, I would appreciate it. I cant figure out what else it would be
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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You should actually pull the bulbs out and check for corrosion in the socket. That would cause the relay behavior you describe. Or it could be a bad relay.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:53 PM   #6
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Ok thanks, I will check the bulbs.

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