1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
My parents Olds front turn signals stopped working, so my dad changed out both front bulbs but nothing changed. Here's the scenario:
With the turn signal lever to either the right or left direction, the front turn signal bulbs light up, but do not blink. The rear turn signal bulbs light and flash, but at a high speed. I replaced the hazard/flasher switch (100 bucks ouch), but that did not fix it.
I checked voltage at the orange wire at the front bulb socket (both sockets have a white, orange, and black wire). Both orange wires were getting 12 volts.
I took a look at the old bulbs my dad yanked, the filaments were good! The right front bulbs plastic tab, that plugs into the socket, was burned a bit, slightly melted. The left front bulb looked normal.
I took a look inside the right front socket, and there seems to be a small bit of scoring where the heat/melting took place. The left front socket looked normal.
The fuse is fine, though I noticed on the external contacts that plug into the fuse board also showed signs of heat. The fuse was still whole, but I replaced it anyways.
The sockets are modular/removable, could this be the problem? I found it strange that only the FRONT signals didn't work, as it's usually left or right.
I'm also curious about possible 'grounding' problems, but am not versed enough to test, though I have the tools.
Thanks for any information.
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 3:37 AM