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This is a discussion on Blinker Problem within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; OK, I have searched for stuff on here and seems like most people that are having problems with their blinkers ...

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    Blinker Problem

    OK, I have searched for stuff on here and seems like most people that are having problems with their blinkers the green arrow comes on and stays on, just doesn't blink or w/e.

    I on the other hand have a different problem it seems. Sometimes my blinkers work fine, other times they dont work at all. No green arrow, no clicking noise, no light outside. But, my hazards are working just fine.

    Does anybody know what this might be? Or where I should start looking?

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    it could still be the T/S flasher or possiblly the T/S switch

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    Do you know where/how to check those, or should I just R/R them?

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    yes i had some problem couple months ago. it is basicly poor elec. system. take out all of your adaptors for lights and do strait wiring. and be make sure you seal them right. i took mine to local repair shop in germany and they did fix all my wiring in 40 minutes since than i have no more problem

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    one of your bulbs is out, turn on your hazards to see which one, yes, you must use your hazards not just turn on your lights, this is not a big electricity deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    OK, I have searched for stuff on here and seems like most people that are having problems with their blinkers the green arrow comes on and stays on, just doesn't blink or w/e.

    I on the other hand have a different problem it seems. Sometimes my blinkers work fine, other times they dont work at all. No green arrow, no clicking noise, no light outside. But, my hazards are working just fine.

    Does anybody know what this might be? Or where I should start looking?

    Thanks,
    No, my hazards work just fine. I wish that it was just a bulb not working.

    The problem comes and goes, today they worked just fine while in the car. Yesterday, not at all.

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    Did ya top it off with some fluid?.....

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    Your hazards should work regardless if a bulb is out.

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    but aren't the hazards the blinker part of the bulb?

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    i just know it does this if the secondary filament goes out in one of the drls, chuckie hazards use the secondary filament so thats the best way to figure it out, if all your hazards do work, but the left or right blinker doesnt, its hopefully a flasher, because beyond there it gets veddy complicated

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    but aren't the hazards the blinker part of the bulb?
    Just to clarify, some people say "my hazards work fine" but they never get out of the car and walk around it to see if 2 bulbs in each taillight flash and one bulb each in the LF and RF. If you've done this and all 6 t/sig and hazard bulbs flash then obviously you don't have a bulb issue.
    I think you can run a quick test by swapping the t/signal flasher with the hazard flasher. I think they use the same style plug. If your T/sigs work then you have a flasher problem.

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    where would those flashers be located at so I can switch them out?

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    Also, all 6 lights for the hazards are flashing. You can easily see each individual light lighting in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    where would those flashers be located at so I can switch them out?
    under the kick panel

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    Sorry if my verbage was confusing. Was meant as the hazards are part of a safety requirement and will flash regardless if a bulb is out. Doesn't mean all of the lights will work, but what's there will flash, unlike our blinkers. Hopefully op can switch his flasher units and see if that's the problem.

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    i understand what you are saying now, chuckie. you are simply stating that if the bulb is out all of the "hazards" will still "operate" correctly, minus the fact that the particular bulb isnt light. and by operating correctly, i mean, not blinking fast or lighting up and not blinking at all. Gotcha!!!

    Hopefully this weekend I will get a chance to figure it out, I recently moved back to TX and have to get the car inspected, so I need my blinkers to work. Dont want to take the chance of them not working when I get to the inspection place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTAWS6 View Post
    where would those flashers be located at so I can switch them out?
    You can find the hazard flasher by turning on the hazards and listen for the flasher click. Follow that noise and you'll find it.

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    Blinker Problem

    Hey, if it isn't one of your turn signal bulbs, either front or back then check the solder connections on the connectors themselves to make sure that they aren't broke or anything. I had the same issue with my TA and I eventually found that the rear blinker connector had a loose wire which would intermittenly work and then not work. I resoldered it and I haven't had any issues since.

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    Ok, old issue, but a little more complicated and confused now.

    The problem ended up "going away" didn't repeat until this last week. It seems the problem reacts with temperature. In the mornings my blinkers work just fine, but when it gets hot out they stop and (this is the weird part) my a/c stops also. My a/c and blinkers stop working at the same time.

    Now I'm lost on ideas.

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    Ya this is usually the common annoying issue of water getting into the bulb housing for the front running lamps. And since the bulbs are dual-filament, it's possible that the running light may work but not the blinker, or vice versa.

    But if it started working again, it might be a loose bulb. I have had that issue. I pushed it into the socket and could feel the slack give way, and it worked consistently after that. Might be your issue, dunno about the heat/ac corellation though...

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