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Old 04-09-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
Larry R Harrison Jr
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Turn Signal or Bulb?

I have a 1992 Ford Tempo. It just started doing this thing where the
left-turn signal doesn't "flicker," it just glows steadily. On the other
hand, if you apply the emergency flashers, it does flicker.

Is this likely the bulb, or something else? If it's "something else," is it
apt to be expensive? And lastly--why in the world do they make that bulb so
tough to get to? The whole engine is practically in the way.

LRH


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Old 04-09-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Turn Signal or Bulb?

On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 19:07:54 -0700, "Larry R Harrison Jr"
<noone@noone.com> wrote:

>I have a 1992 Ford Tempo. It just started doing this thing where the
>left-turn signal doesn't "flicker," it just glows steadily. On the other
>hand, if you apply the emergency flashers, it does flicker.
>
>Is this likely the bulb, or something else? If it's "something else," is it
>apt to be expensive? And lastly--why in the world do they make that bulb so
>tough to get to? The whole engine is practically in the way.
>
>LRH
>

change the blinker fluid in the flasher
prolly has 2 flashers one for hazard one for signal
one is prolly shot

i suggest synthetic blinker fluid
http://www.kalecoauto.com/fluids.htm

hurc ast
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Old 04-09-2005, 21:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Turn Signal or Bulb?

I found the particular bulb (2396) and swapped the left & right in the back.
The behavior didn't change any at all.

LRH

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>I have a 1992 Ford Tempo. It just started doing this thing where the
>left-turn signal doesn't "flicker," it just glows steadily. On the other
>hand, if you apply the emergency flashers, it does flicker.
>
> Is this likely the bulb, or something else? If it's "something else," is
> it apt to be expensive? And lastly--why in the world do they make that
> bulb so tough to get to? The whole engine is practically in the way.
>
> LRH
>



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Old 04-10-2005, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Turn Signal or Bulb?

normaly that is an indication you have a bulb out. there is not enough
current to opperate the relay, so it stays on.. check all bulbs, and if that
is not the problem than you will need to change the flasher.
also, ignore the asshole from cahnahdah, he has been drinking to much of
that synthetic blinker fluid
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> On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 19:07:54 -0700, "Larry R Harrison Jr"
> <noone@noone.com> wrote:
>
> >I have a 1992 Ford Tempo. It just started doing this thing where the
> >left-turn signal doesn't "flicker," it just glows steadily. On the other
> >hand, if you apply the emergency flashers, it does flicker.
> >
> >Is this likely the bulb, or something else? If it's "something else," is

it
> >apt to be expensive? And lastly--why in the world do they make that bulb

so
> >tough to get to? The whole engine is practically in the way.
> >
> >LRH
> >

> change the blinker fluid in the flasher
> prolly has 2 flashers one for hazard one for signal
> one is prolly shot
>
> i suggest synthetic blinker fluid
> http://www.kalecoauto.com/fluids.htm
>
> hurc ast



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Old 04-10-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
Larry R Harrison Jr
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Re: Turn Signal or Bulb?

Thanks for the advice. By the way, how easy is it to change the flasher,
where is it etc?

LRH


"tom" <tjctransport@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> normaly that is an indication you have a bulb out. there is not enough
> current to opperate the relay, so it stays on.. check all bulbs, and if
> that
> is not the problem than you will need to change the flasher.
> also, ignore the asshole from cahnahdah, he has been drinking to much of
> that synthetic blinker fluid
> <hurricane 575 @ihotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:k43h51hj95vudpuulrnmhid17vpkvmcaml@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 19:07:54 -0700, "Larry R Harrison Jr"
>> <noone@noone.com> wrote:
>>
>> >I have a 1992 Ford Tempo. It just started doing this thing where the
>> >left-turn signal doesn't "flicker," it just glows steadily. On the other
>> >hand, if you apply the emergency flashers, it does flicker.
>> >
>> >Is this likely the bulb, or something else? If it's "something else," is

> it
>> >apt to be expensive? And lastly--why in the world do they make that bulb

> so
>> >tough to get to? The whole engine is practically in the way.
>> >
>> >LRH
>> >

>> change the blinker fluid in the flasher
>> prolly has 2 flashers one for hazard one for signal
>> one is prolly shot
>>
>> i suggest synthetic blinker fluid
>> http://www.kalecoauto.com/fluids.htm
>>
>> hurc ast

>
>



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