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1G Turn signal problem

Posted by Joseph90talon, Jan 30, 2016

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  1. Joseph90talon

    Joseph90talon Proven Member

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    Ok so a couple days ago my right turning signal started blinking really fast In my 1990 eagle talon. I figured ok bulb blew. Put new bulb in didn't fix the problem I then swapped the the turn signal sockets to see if maybe one socket was bad. Now Both front turn signals don't work even after putting the turning signal sockets back the way they were. The back turn signals flash very fast. When I push the hazard button the back lights flash like they should but I still get nothing up front. so far I've

    . Put new turn signal bulbs in front
    .checked 10amp fuse under driver side panel looked good
    . I can hear the relay clicking for the turn signals so I'm assuming it's working
    . I took front and back turn signal wires completely out of sockets to clean
    . I took the connecting copper connections inside the sockets them self and Bent them out a little to make better contact.
    . I looked at hazard switch for corrosion but was clean and the button itself seems to function as it should

    What am I missing? Anybody else have this problem?
     

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  2. Dsmkauai

    Dsmkauai Proven Member

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    You check the flasher yet? Check the grounds up front.
     

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  3. Joseph90talon

    Joseph90talon Proven Member

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    I took both ground straps of on each side of the fenders by the head lights and cleaned and reattached. What flasher??
     

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  4. Dsmkauai

    Dsmkauai Proven Member

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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016

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  5. Joseph90talon

    Joseph90talon Proven Member

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    Ok yea! I was calling it the turn signal relay. The flasher clicks so I assumed it was working correctly
     

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  6. Justin Lauscher

    Justin Lauscher Proven Member

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    My 90 did this but both fronts wernt working, come to find out I just had to bend up the tabs a little bit in the sockets and scratch them up so they made connection again. They work good ever since.
     

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  7. Joseph90talon

    Joseph90talon Proven Member

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    Thanks for the replys guys . I bent all tabs up and it didn't make a difference
     

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  8. gsxeclipse102

    gsxeclipse102 Proven Member

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    do you have access to a multimeter? If you do check for 12v and ground at the front signal bulb connectors. Ive seen a lot of those connectors/wires corrode and cause problems.
     

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  9. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Mine went nuts in the front one day and I tried everything. Finally just disconnected the battery, don't know what it did, but they started working correctly again. Just luck BUT it did fix it. Still don't know what the deal was. My 98 TSI did sorta the same thing and it was the box on the back of the inside fuse box that deals with all of the inside lighting. I changed it out for a good 98 model unit (it had a different year box in it for some reason) and it fixed it. Just chiming in. 99% of the time it is a hot wire grounding out and can even be a bulb that the turn signal element has burnt out on and it is touching the other filament.
     

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  10. Joseph90talon

    Joseph90talon Proven Member

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    I've actually taken the the wires out of the connectors themselves and cleaned them then put them back in the plug. I have tested both power sources with a test light and they do have power. I how ever have not tested the grounds or to see if the socket itself when plugged in is getting power. This will be on tomorrow's to do list
     

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  11. Dsmkauai

    Dsmkauai Proven Member

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    Oh on my gvr4 the corner sockets only go in one way or it won't make contact. I thought one of my lights was bad till I saw this. So make sure they are plugged in the correct way so they make contact.
     

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  12. Joseph90talon

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    Ok guys I FINALLY got to probing around with my multi meter. and for some reason the bulb sockets themselfs seem to be the problem. The powers there tell I probe the socket contact itself and I've done all the cleaning possible but the socket just won't transfer the power to the bulb..My next question, is there anybody in the south haven Michigan area that has these sockets. My local junk yards don't have these cars in them. And I've checked for pigtails at autozone,auto valve and advanced auto with no luck to find anything that would mount into the housing. So can anybody point me towards a pigtail there aware of that I can order on line or if your close enough just come buy??
     

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  13. DSM1G90

    DSM1G90 Proven Member

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    Can you rebuild them with cleaning the contacts, resoldering new wire on and the similar?
     

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  14. Joseph90talon

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  15. Joseph90talon

    Joseph90talon Proven Member

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    Just doing an update guys wired up the new pigtails and sockets and we got turn signals!!! And they fit the light housing perfect. Thanks for all the help guys
     

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