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which light should blink?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i am having problems w. my blinkers, when i turn them on, they stay on for 2 seconds [i timed it] then they blink then they stay on for 2 more seconds
    it does this on both sides. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    i amthingking maybe i have a buld out but i am not sure /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif, so i am wondering which of the bulbs in the rear tail light should blink when i have my blinkers on.
    if its not that, does anyone else have an idea?
     
  2. milspecjimmy

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    the blinker unit it self, and there like 3 bucks at your local parts store, and they plug in like a fuse
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  3. dyeager535

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    Just one large bulb (the two filament one) in the rear should blink, and in the front, the side markers and the two parking lights should blink. You can put on your hazards and walk around comparing....it would be really odd for the same two bulb locations on opposite sides to burn out at the same time.

    Mine started a wacky "fast blink, slow blink" cycle randomly, so I swapped the blinker itself out, and that solved my problem.

    But first make sure you don't have any bulb issues.
     
  4. 4x4Freak

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    Most flashers are thermal, which means they work off heat. It may be taking it too long to heat up and kick out. Try replacing the flasher, they dont cost that much.
     
  5. Confederate9

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    how do you change the "blinker itself" where and what is that, and what is involved to change it
    im all /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  6. dyeager535

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    It's (typically) a round aluminum colored piece plugged into your fuse panel. Lower right corner as I recall, as you look at the fuse panel. Pull it straight out, (maybe rock it a little to make it come out easier) and replace the same way.

    very simple.
     

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