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Old 07-14-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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slow turn signal

Why would the turn signal be flashing slow? It works, just slowly. Anything I can do to speed it up? Replace the relay?
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I had the same problem, my rear bulb was out, changed it, now its fine. Check your bulbs first
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Bulbs work fine. However, i think something is wrong with the passenger side front marker light. The running light doesn't work and the right turn signal doesn't flash, just a steady ON light. However, when I lock it up using the alarm system, the bulb IN the turn signal flashes, clearly indicating the bulb itself IS working. Could this be the socket having an issue?
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The running light not being on definitely is the problem with the slow signal. Why it isn't on, idk. Take it apart and check the wiring and see if anythings noticeable. Hopefully someone else on here can help you out with maybe fuses and wiring, im not positveon any of that stuff.

Will the running light come on when you turn you parking lights or headlights on?

Im thinking its more a fuse then a faulty wire, but a bad ground wire might be a problem as well.
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Yes, the parking light is on when the headlights are on or I just have it set to the parking light only setting. It appears the only thing that doesn't work coming out of that same light assembly is running light and turn signal mode... normaly parking light works and it flashes when the security is activated.
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I had the same problem with mine, it is the bulb. Changed both of them at the same time and every thing is good.
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You changed the bulb bc your running light was out and it fixed the running light AND sped up the turn signal?
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Not the bulb. Well, it could be. Not creating the lazy flash though.


It is the flasher. They go lazy, then die.
$10 fix. Local auto parts place should have one. It is under the dash on the driver side, near the radio.
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Alright, so I should change out the flasher and it should speed it up?
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Yup.

Flashers come in different speeds, so just ask for the replacement one at 'normal' speeds.
Might not hurt to drop 'normal GM speed' to the parts guy.
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I popped my head up under the driver's side today to have a look see... that underdash panel on the driver's side looks tricky. I noticed 2 plastic retainers in the front but it looks like it's hooked into the firewall as well... looks tight. Any tips/tricks I should know of before I break it in my attempts to take it out and replace the flasher?
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Your going underneath the steering column and by the pedals correct?

If so i was in there today replace a window relay. Biggest pain in the a**, is those plastic pins or w/e, i guess you can use a fork to get them out, i just used 2 flat heads.. other then that its pretty easy...if we have the same set up and were talking about the same thing haha
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Exact same place. It looks to me like you have to push that plastic piece back towards the firewall far enough to get the lip over the undersideof the dash or pull the parts that are hooked through the firewall. How'd you end up pulling it out. Looks like a puzzle to get it back up in there. There's so much in the way.
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First i popped off that first piece (the one with the pop hatch button), then the second piece only had those stupid push pins holding it, got those off and just wiggled it out, very easy. For some reason i think were talking about something different haha. If you can get a pic of where your talking about that would be great, if not ill take a pic of what im talking about.

If we are on the same page, trust me you can get that off. I honestly have minimal mechanical skills and no confidence when it comes to working on cars and i did it no problem.
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Been a while since I was under there.

I normally remove the hard plastic piece (two phillip head screws I believe) and then attack that bottom piece.
Not really that hard.
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Yeah, Now that I took some time to look at it (while driving ) I see that it only makes sense to take that piece directly under the steering column out first before removing the "relay/switch" cover panel piece... gonna pop it off tomorrow and replace the flasher.
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I would love to hear how this turned out.

I had a similar problem and had to replace both turning signal assemblies harnesses included...100% replacement to fix the problem.

First the right went.....the light was on but would not flash....then later same day the left went same way.....stuck in on with no flashing......BAD BAD BAD!!!!!

I found out that the housing had cracked, the seals were comprimised, and the assemblies were damaged and had to be completly replaced. I think my situation was a bit different; because, when went in there could see the bulbs had major damage...one had exploded inside the assmbly.

So just curious as to what the outcome was!!!
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Flasher replaced... Turn signlas blink very quickly... I like it a lot.

Interestingly enough, the right rear turn signal is now flashing when previously it would just stay in the on position and not flash at all. The right FRONT turn signal still doesn't come on nor does the daytime running light work. I replaced the bulb however i noticed that the socket has some considerable corrosion inside. I'm going to be replacing it soon and I'm sure it'll fix the problem.

Wasn't this a known issue with these cars and the DRLs?
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Additionally, is the socket and pigtails known as the "Module"? I was only able to locate this on GMPartsDirect.com as far as a part that sounds remotely like it would be what i'm looking for.
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