Turn signal problem on 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

My turn signal went out. First it was flashing fast, then nothing. I changed the bulb only to have it almost burn out immediately.

Asked by for the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
Replace the flaher unit. It has a short in it.
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The flasher its self has a short in it.
I have an 04 Grand Am with about 104,000 miles and mine did the same thing. I went to the part store to get a flasher and they told me that my car does not have a flasher and the problem is something in the steering column. All of my fuses are good.