Right turn signal flashing faster than left

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kmath50, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. kmath50

    kmath50 Guest

    I have a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi.

    When signaling for a right turn, the flasher will run faster than when
    signaling for a left.

    I have checked the bulbs, and they appear to be okay.

    Any suggestions?


    Kirk Matheson
    kmath50, Jul 12, 2007
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Kirk...

    Not a mechanic, just an old retired electrical guy...

    Check which bulb isn't flashing (front or rear).

    Whichever one isn't - check the bulb by replacement, while you're
    in there check the socket for corrosion or physical damage. Also
    check the wiring to that socket by visual inspection, and by running
    your fingers over it and bending it between them slightly as you do.
    If the wire is broken while the insulation is still intact, it'll
    bend sharply at the break point.

    It is either the bulb, the socket, or the wiring :)

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, Jul 12, 2007
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    SRN Guest

    When signaling for a right turn, the flasher will run faster than when
    Some vehicles have more than just 1 bulb, on a side, in the rear that
    flash. Compare the right rear flashing with the left rear flashing and see
    if you have 2 bulbs on each side. If one is burned out it will rapidly flash
    on that side.
    SRN, Jul 12, 2007
  4. Bad ground connection on one side or burned out bulb or wrong bulb
    Dale P..............
    Dale_Peterson, Jul 12, 2007
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    exiledtiger Guest

    Also, just in case you haven't done this, check all the other bulbs,
    particularly the brake lights - many cars' electrical systems are
    designed so that when a bulb that you wouldn't normally see (such as a
    brake light or a turn signal light) burns out, the turn signal on the
    other side will flash faster as an indicator. Had it happen on my
    Caravan many years ago, can't remember if it was a brake light or turn
    signal on the other side. Regardless, when I replaced the bulb the
    flasher rate returned to normal. Now any time the flasher speed
    changes I check the bulbs first. Never had it be anything else.

    Or, you could just stop using your turn signals. Most people around
    here consider them giving information to the enemy.
    exiledtiger, Jul 16, 2007
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