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    Blinkers quit working??

    Need help, first the right front blinker (bulb) went out so I replaced the bulb and nothing happened it still wouldn't come on. Now all the running lights work but neither blinker will flash, but if you move the turn signal lever up and down the back blinkers will flash but not the front. Hope that's clear enough Any ideas???

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    Think I remember something about the daytime running light system could cause this.I've been looking at wiring diagrams for the past few hours so I'm not going to look this up tonite-maybe tomorrow.

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    there is a module under the dash, near the driver's side, to control the daytime running lamps and blinkers. had a friend with his TA that it went out on. took forever to figure it out.

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    Yeah its either the flasher, or maybe you put the wrong bulb in..? Of course it could always be a wire somewhere too but lets hope not

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    Well I said I was going to look this up so here goes-I need some more info to diagnose this first.Does the Daytime Running Lights come on? You say that the parking lights work but do just the front lights come on during the day?-I'm still leaning towards a DRL problem. because the front lights would come on (possibly) and not just the rear ones,if it where a simple flasher problem.These turn signals are alot more complex because of the DRLs.

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    My fronts would come on and the rear wouldn't, and sometimes it would reverse, it was my daytime running lamp module

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    Yeah-what I'm doing is looking at the factory service manual and it's got a troubleshooting guide.I need more info to narrow it down-unless you just want to throw parts at it,in which case I would get a flasher first(very cheap) and then a DRL module next.

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    the thing is if it were a flasher problem it would pertain to a single side
    drl problems can pertain to both sides

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    you got me interested i have the same problem with my right light it will stay on always looks retarded going down the street. a mint clean ss with a light problem. i hate it. i will just read along with you guys.

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    It's a little confusing the way he describes the thing-is it just one light or both front.Just one- it's probably the flasher.And the other guy w/the light that stays on,when? During the day? Then it's a bulb on the other side that's burnt out.

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    check youre front signal harnesses, they are the lowest electrical bulb harnesses in the vehicle and water intrusion is very common. with youre headlamps in the up position you can get youre hand in and remove the signal lamps and check for corrosion or rust. i have replaced countless f-body signal harnesses for these and many other lighting complaints. youre local gm dealer will gladly sell you a new harness which comes with everthing you need to repair this problem.

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    He's got a Camaro in the original post.I also just remembered that the 98 up Camaro have separate turnsignal bulbs.Not sure if the same advice applies to that type of circuitry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02z28ls1
    He's got a Camaro in the original post.I also just remembered that the 98 up Camaro have separate turnsignal bulbs.Not sure if the same advice applies to that type of circuitry.
    I guess you are talking about the rear? Actually started in 97, 97 got the new interior, rims and seperate amber turn sigs

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    That's right-in 98 they got the new front end.Anyway my point was that with separate turn signals in the rear is the wiring the same-does it go through the turnsignal switch still? Seems like it shouldn't have to.My 98 service manual shows it doing so, but doesn't show separate tail,brake and turnsignals so I wondering if they didn't make a misprint there.

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    I don't know why it wouldn't? No factual answer from me on that one though

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    I finally got them fixed, the bulbs just weren't making good contact with the sockets so I bent the little metal contacts inside the sockets and replaced the bulbs. My brother- in-law works at a Pontiac store and gave me the idea. Thanks for everyones input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txff636
    I finally got them fixed, the bulbs just weren't making good contact with the sockets so I bent the little metal contacts inside the sockets and replaced the bulbs. My brother- in-law works at a Pontiac store and gave me the idea. Thanks for everyones input.
    Also make sure you put some dialectic grease in the socket to keep dust and junk form getting into the socket, I had the same problem.
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    It's hard to diagnose stuff without being able to look at it-that's the first thing you would look at,and check for power at the socket.

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