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Blinker/Park Lamp Problems

This is a discussion on Blinker/Park Lamp Problems within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; It all started when I had my right blinker on and I noticed it started blinking out of rythem. I ...

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    Blinker/Park Lamp Problems

    It all started when I had my right blinker on and I noticed it started blinking out of rythem. I didn't really think anything of it until the next stop light when I hit my right turn signal and the light just stayed on. Whe I got home I noticed that the park light was still working but my front right blinker was not. So I changed the buld and it didn't help any.

    Is there any common fixes for this problem. Thanks guys!

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    My right front blinker doesn't work, but thats b/c it has gotten rusty inside. Did your old bulb look all nasty/dirty/rust? If so, your going to have to get the thing the bulb goes into replaced(I can't remember the name of said thing at the moment)

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    I would check the sockets for corrosion. Fairly common problem. If that isn't the problem I would look at the flasher relay under the dash but 9 out of 10 times this ends up being a corroded socket.

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    Is there anywhere else to get new sockets other than at a dealership? Last time I bought one for my car, I worked at one and even with my discount it was close to 50 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    Is there anywhere else to get new sockets other than at a dealership? Last time I bought one for my car, I worked at one and even with my discount it was close to 50 bucks.
    yeah, most parts stores should carry sockets.

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    Another common problem is cracked lens, check that too, if it is cracked,
    it will let water in which blows bulbs and corrodes the socket. I replaced
    mine at around 90K, haven't had to replace a bulb since, 110K+

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    Where can you get a new lens?

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    check the other side blinker if it stays on in the dash you should replace the flashing timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    check the other side blinker if it stays on in the dash you should replace the flashing timer.
    ? If the light stays on in the dash.. that just means that the blinker isn't working.. either the blub is burned out.. or the socket is done.. my lenses were pretty cracked from age.. lots of water was getting in them and blowing the bulbs.. so bought a set of new lenses and so far only one socket (the dr side hasn't given me probs.. yet... ) And so far.. look and work like a charm.

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    ohh sorry i meant on the Instrument pannel.

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    If its not any of the above problems it could also be a relay thats inside the steering wheel column.

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    mine were corroded i guess all that stupd bulb grease burnt up with the water/circuit short. so i just cleaned up the filaments and the sockets and there good as new.

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    I did that a couple years ago and it happened again, except the second time was so bad that I had to replace it.

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