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post #1 of 9 Old October 14th, 2015, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Blinker Problem

I am having a little issue I could use some help with. My blinkers work great when the headlights/parking lights are off, but for some strange reason when the the lights are on, my right blinker (passenger side) stays solid and doesn't work but my left side blinker (drivers side) works just fine. Any suggestions as what the cause could be?
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post #2 of 9 Old October 15th, 2015, 07:55 AM
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I'd start by swapping the flasher for a new electronic unit instead of a bi-metal. It could be an issue with resistance due to the extra amperage. That might not be the most likely solution, but it is certainly the easiest to start with, as opposed to chasing down wires.

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Can you turn the blinker on so it flashes, then pull the knob out to turn on the headlights? What happens?

Also, are these all stock lights or LEDs and/or H4 style replacements?

I agree that its probably an issue with the relay. Can't see any other reason one would affect the other, 2 separate systems.

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@ajzride Thanks, it does sound like an easier solution then trying to locate the short. I may just go that route.
@Edgethis They are all stock bulbs and it turns out my passenger side rear marker bulb is out but I doubt that would be the root of the problem. I can turn on the blinker and both front and rear blinkers (right, left and hazard) work perfectly. The only time they don't is when I turn on my parking lights or headlights; that's when the right blinker stays solid. Also the weird part is, that the right blinker and hazards become useless with the lights on but the left blinker will still work
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I had some similar craziness going on in my car. it was the headlight switch itself.

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Ok, so I replaced the flasher with a new electronic unit but i am still having that same problem. Any suggestions? Whats' the best way to try to locate the short?

Thanks for any help!
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Start replacing parking bulbs and lights till you find the one that is causing the problem.

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Don't know what kind of budget you have, but now is a great time to spring for LED lights, and newer H4 style headlights. Might also be wort replacing the headlight switch, they have been known to cause a couple strange situations.

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I am going to start with replacing the headlight switch. I'll let you all know what happens...
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