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Old 03-21-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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Turn Signal fuse blows every other day

Question? Any ideas as to why mu turn signal fuse would blow an average every other day? I had the car in for a service and they replaced the bulb which I had heard somewhere that when the bulbs go out it can short the fuse. Anyways, they replaced the bulb and fuse, I am not convinced that that was the problem because the fuse blew again a few days after. Could it be that I have another bulb blowing? the Hazards work fine, kind of. when I press and hold the hazards in all lights light up, but when I let go, only the left lights light, unless I put on my right turn signal? GREMLINS I SWEAR!!

Anyways I feel like an obnoxious driver when I can't signal.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:00 PM   #2
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That seems like a loose wire causing a short now and then. Is there any water or dampness in any of the lights?
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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that was my first inclination, I guess I just have no idea of where to start. A few months back the rear brake light had water in them, and I was also getting water in the trunk and inside the car, so I had the whole inside of the car torn out to fix it. I did notice some water in them then, but I have sealed them up with silicon since then.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:21 PM   #4
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Maybe there is some corrosion that has created a short then.
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