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(Resolved) Stupid Blinker Question.... for 2002 Pontiac Firebird It doesn't blink...

#1 User is offline   GregNoll 

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:47 AM

Hey There.... My '02.. Left turn signal will not blink, right one is fine. Dashboard indicator lights but does not blink. But I checked all the bulbs front and rear and they all light up, the just don't blink !

So where do I go from here? It can't be the fuse or else the indicator wouldn't work right?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 07:18 AM

Sounds like a bunt bulb to me, but you can always replace the flasher:

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:13 AM

I have to agree with Bob. If you have flashing on one side but not the other, take a closer look at your bulbs on the side that doesn't flash. :12EMOTICHEERS:
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:53 AM

If the 4th gens are like the 3rd gens, then the turn signals are also the park lights, therefore, you can have 1 of the filaments burnt out while still having a working bulb. The burnt out filament cause's feedback through the system and the system is wired to purposely keep your indicator lit in order to alert you that there is a problem.

If you have an ohm meter you can pull each bulb and check resistance, if its rediculously high, like over 30 ohms, then replace the bulb. You can also check with two jumper wires from battery. hold one on outer shell of bulb, and touch positive wire to each of the two positive posts on bottom of bulb. If one doesnt lite, then replace bulb. Considering its an 02, I doubt its a ground, but it is possible, so check the ground wires with an ohmmeter with the circuit off and unplugged. Go from the ground casing in the plug socket to a good body ground. It should read near zero.

if one side of blinkers are working then I doubt the flasher is the problem cause I believe both sides use the same flasher unit.

Easiest thing to do is get new bulbs(cheap) and replace both bulbs on the left side and if the problem still exists then start looking at the ground circuit.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:34 AM

Thanks Guys ! Got 'er blinking again.
Frank hit the nail so to speak. The bulb would light, but it wasn't bkinking, put a new bulb in and it started blinking away...guess I didn't realize it was a multi-purpose bulb, thanks for pointting that out.
Wish all my problems could be solved so quickly and easily, thanks a bunch you guys!

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 11:27 AM

WHooo, glad to hear it's fixed. IS the 4th gens still using the same bulbs as everything else? Usually, 99.9% of the time, even in most rice, the tail light/turn signals are 1157 bulbs. With the dual filament. Single filaments are 1156. 2 most common numbers with marker bulbs. The little side markers and dash bulbs are most always # 194 bulbs as well.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:30 PM

Nice job Frank! I'm going to go ahead and mark this one 'resolved' :B)):
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