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Today I tried fixing a problem with my turn signals. I noticed recently how my "B" flasher blinks intermittently. It doesn't work when I am braking or when my headlights are on. When my headlights and signals are on, the correct light blinks in front, but the opposite lights blink faintly in the back. The night lights in the back and side also blink, which is the weird part. The correct back light does not light up at all.

 

I checked all my bulbs, and they work. I cleaned the housings for the taillights, side back lights, and front indicators. I sprayed electrical contact cleaner on everything in the housing and the fuse box connections. This didn't fix the problem.

So do you think that there is something wrong with the blinker relay? I checked on the thing, and it makes the 'tic tic' noise. It is the "XS" type, and it's stamped on the side with a date indicating it was replaced in 2006. Could the relay break after only 6-ish years?

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patrick,

 

i had three great book marks, but b/c of the site upgrade, i can't pull them up.  its so frustrating huh.

 

you're in luck as I am doing some electrical work at the moment and I am replacing my keyless entry module with an alarm module soon.  if you send me an email to sizzlerscheesetoast@gmail.com, remind me to pull the part number for you so you can replace your existing flasher relay.  I recall it was less than $10 and that was 1 year ago.  it is an easy swap, but you will need to remove the bottom panels.  I believe I crimped on new female connectors too to attach to the new relay. 

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