Drive side turn signal flashes fast. Passenger flashes at normal speed.

Tiny
TIMSIT
  • MEMBER
  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 180,000 MILES
I read in the manual to check the bulbs which I did and replaced ones that looked bad. Problem remains.

Looked at the fuse panel and found the turn signal relay. Small silver box. Replaced it and still no change. Funny thing even if I remove it completely turn signals still function.

Seems the next step is to replace the Combination Flasher unit under the driver side dash? Can someone let me know if I am on the right track before I spend the money on the part?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM

6 Replies

Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER
This is generally a load resistance issue. Less load, faster flash rate. The # of bulbs per side flashing must be the same.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 10:51 PM
Tiny
TIMSIT
  • MEMBER
So do you think I still have a bulb that's bad and it looks ok visually? Could the bad bulb be on the side that flashes normally?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 10:54 PM
Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER
What do you mean looks ok? Same brightness?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
TIMSIT
  • MEMBER
I just meant the filaments are intact and there is no blackness to the bulb
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
FIXITMR
  • MEMBER
Yah ok.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 11:28 PM
Tiny
TIMSIT
  • MEMBER
So combination flasher?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 1:20 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides