I have had this problem for a while now and it is starting to annoy me. Both my right and left Indicators flash fast.. i have replaced all the fuses and checked the relay box or what ever you want to call it! (the box that makes the indicators flash) the weird thing is that the harzard's dont flash fast? Its got me stuffed? Anyone had the same problem?
It may not be relevant but i have a 1988 fairmont ghia. Maybe it is a crappy earth or something i dont know, please help me, i am stuck for ideas!
When you say: replace the flasher can? you are meaning the box thingy in the fuse box? there are a group of four and you are meaning the flasher one... well if thats what you mean i have replaced that and it made no difference...
Isint the flasher unit behind the handbrake?? At least it is in my XF...i think you have replaced a relay in the fuse box??
Although im not too familiar with EA's...any EA owners care to clarify where the flasher unit is located?
Also when you indicate do the green arrows in your instrument cluster flash too for each side? None of them are blown?
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The Ford factory tow pack uses a small rectangular trailer plug. At each end are contacts which are normally closed by the spring loaded door on the plug.
When that door is opened (to plug trailer in) the trailer lights are then in circuit, and the lights are designed to flash at the correct rate. If the contacts aren't touching (eg due to dirt) it's as if the trailer is there, but has blown bulbs. Hence the fast flash rate. Had this happen on my XF.
Try cleaning the contacts in the door, or if this doesn't work, bend the contacts out slightly (carefully!) to make contact.
Of course if you don't have this plug - I guess this info is not of much use.......
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