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Old 04-12-2013, 04:49 PM
2003Rangerman 2003Rangerman is offline
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Default Turn Signal Acting Strange

Hi, I own a 2003 Ranger 4 cylinder automatic, and something rather strange has started happening.

When I signal left, the blinker flashes at a normal slow rate. but when I signal right, it goes like a stabbed rat.

I've had the truck for a few years and she's got 43,000mi on her. I haven't noticed this before either (although the radio sometimes changes volume on it's own).

While I don't think that this is normal, does anyone know of a fix for this.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:52 PM
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Bulb is burned out

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:55 PM
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:20 PM
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Nope. I just braved the rain to check it, and all of the lights work just fine.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:23 PM
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Didn't think about, but I guess when the bulb is out the light stays solid. I wonder if your flasher is acting up.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:29 PM
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X2 just replace it and your problem should go away

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Oh and check your blinker fluid also
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:40 PM
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I had this. Replaced tail bulb, problem went away. Pretty general indicator of bad bulb.
Maybe try pulling the offending bulbs and make sure the connections are clean, or swap bulbs with the other side, see if it follows the bulbs. If it doesn't follow the bulbs, then try a new flasher.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:56 PM
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Thanks for the input. Part of me likes the fast rate, gets peoples attention. I'll look into it further in the morning. As this is my first thread, I'm impressed by the supportive comments. Night all
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:14 AM
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Default Turn Signal Acting Strange

Iirc you have the 2 bulb setup. Its possible one part of the bulb isn't working cause your taillight/brakelight/and signal light are all run off 1 bulb.... Still could be the bulb is bad.

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