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Blinker Flashes Too Fast

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Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by HHR » Tue May 01, 2012 11:01 am

My Turn signals just started flashing twice as fast as they normally do. I checked all the bulbs and everything works. The hazard flasher also has an increased rhythm. Do I need a new flasher?

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by HHR » Tue May 01, 2012 11:03 am

The horn no longer honks when I double click the lock on the fob. Could this be related?

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by InCoGnIt0 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:11 am

I know from more than a few times in different ford vehicles that the blinking fast means that one of the turn signals is out or going to go out VERY soon. The whole horn thing I have no clue about.
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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by mike9476 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:29 pm

The blinkers is probably a bad bulb. I've had to replace a couple tailight bulbs and that is the symptom you'll see.
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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by HHR » Tue May 01, 2012 12:59 pm

I've never seen a bad bulb that still works fine. All lamps are in operation.

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by HHR » Tue May 01, 2012 1:39 pm

I tried my other key/fob and everything now works fine. Even the "problem" key/fob works now.

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by knowitall » Wed May 02, 2012 5:17 am

Poltergeist?

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by FordTaurus » Wed May 02, 2012 6:02 am

HHR wrote:I've never seen a bad bulb that still works fine. All lamps are in operation.
Were you sure the turn signal bulbs do flash? Those bulbs are working "sort of like" high and low beam. The low light might still lit up, but when you switch-on the turn signal the bright filament burnt, doesn't lit up.

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by HHR » Wed May 02, 2012 6:27 am

The running light and flash elements in all signal lights are working. Are the tiny bulbs in the far outside corners of the headlight housings also supposed to flash? Right now they are only on with the running lights.

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by FordTaurus » Wed May 02, 2012 11:29 am

HHR wrote:The running light and flash elements in all signal lights are working. Are the tiny bulbs in the far outside corners of the headlight housings also supposed to flash? Right now they are only on with the running lights.
No, they are not suppose to flash.

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by FordTaurus » Wed May 02, 2012 11:33 am


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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Wed May 02, 2012 12:30 pm

knowitall wrote:Poltergeist?
there you go again,poltergeist man!!!
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by knowitall » Wed May 02, 2012 2:35 pm

Africa_FS_07 wrote:
knowitall wrote:Poltergeist?
there you go again,poltergeist man!!!
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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by Brian_MB » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:52 am

I've got issues right now with my Trailer connection. Turns out a short there is causing my flashers to do double time when it rains.

You got a hitch with a trailer connection? Most times a short would be the likely culprit.

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Re: Blinker Flashes Too Fast

Post by hobopro » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:26 pm

FordTaurus wrote:
HHR wrote:I've never seen a bad bulb that still works fine. All lamps are in operation.
Were you sure the turn signal bulbs do flash? Those bulbs are working "sort of like" high and low beam. The low light might still lit up, but when you switch-on the turn signal the bright filament burnt, doesn't lit up.
sry not thread jacking but my rear passenger brake light and blinkers just blew so swapped out bulbs, the reverse lights are also working and lights are on when the headlamps are on... didnt notice to check the double filament which i thought was a great call out. going to check that tmrw. what about just a faulty harness? that harness was considerably more "fried" looking than the other harness used for the reverse light. how can i get another for possible replacement? thanks and thoughts?

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