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1997 Toyota Camry Question: Turn Signal

 

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captain talbert, 3.0L V6, Saint Charles, MO, August 02, 2010, 20:58
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When I turn on the left turn signal it flashes properly. When I turn on the right turn signal it flashes very fast. Yes I know one of the bulbs are burnt out wrong. All the bulbs are fine. Hazards work fine also. I have no idea why this is happening. Some times it will flash at a normal speed but then goes back to very fast. Any ideas?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 02, 2010, 21:03
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    Its usually a fault with the front turn signal socket. make sure the white/ black wire has a good connection as it is the ground, if you catch it blinking fast go out and hit the lamp with your hand which ever lamp you hit if the bulb starts flashing right that is the lamp (front or rear) that has the bad connection.

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    xpPaul August 10, 2010, 11:16
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    Here is something you can try that is not expensive.

    I had a problem similar on a Tercel. The problem went away when I bought all of the bulbs from the dealer and replaced all of the turn signal bulbs at the same time. Some of the after market bulbs may have the wrong wattage.

    On my 97 Camry it just has one directional relay solenoid that can be replaced but if you put the hazard lights on and they both work, chances are it is OK. I recently replaced the turn signal switch on the steering wheel column because the right turn signal would flash correctly and the left would not and just buzz even though the hazard lights/switch worked.

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