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My car is a 1980 Cadillac Coupe. Damn, was working fine until I decided to replace a faulty door jamb switch on Friday. I then started to clean up the wires under my dash. The installer of my alarm did a crapy job of running the wires (5 years ago) so I decided to organize it. Then later went to the store and noticed that my left turn signal wasn't flashing, but other lights seem to pulse. But when turned to the right it'll flash. NOTE: brake lights were working and hazard lights) So the next day went to my local AutoZone to buy and replace the turn signal switch, checked turn signals (flashing l and r) 4 way hazards too and rear brake lights lit up when brakes applied. Then on Sunday on the way to work when changing lanes it wouldn't flash neither left or right, and if it did it'll flsh once then there was a pause and it'll flash again and sometimes flash real fast, checked hazards that too and had no brakes lights. Later rechecked and my turn signal lights were flashing real fast (like a euro does) but had no brakes or hazards. My parking lights are fine. When I got to work had some time to remove the cover from under the dash and noticed a fuse that was melted (the outer coating) but the metal strip inside was OK. The number of the fuse is 25. BTW, I heard some clicking sound coming from the steering wheel, I know there's no flasher inside of that so can it be the turn signal switch inside and the related wiring to it? Any help or suggestions is appreciated. Anybody else had the same issue if so how or what corrected the problem. I'm going to recheck again what I moved around maybe a wire is touching somewhere. Much thanks guys.
 

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It sounds like something shorted out or a bad connection on the alarm under the dash. Were the lights flashing and the alarm module under the dash clicking at the same time like when the alarm goes off? What fuse is it that melted, one in the factory fuse panel or something aftermarket for the alarm? Does the alarm still work?

I would check for power at each light socket in the rear for the turn signals and brake lights.
 

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Originally posted by cashmoneyspeed@Jan 12 2009, 03:14 PM~12680937
It sounds like something shorted out or a bad connection on the alarm under the dash.  Were the lights flashing and the alarm module under the dash clicking at the same time like when the alarm goes off?  What fuse is it that melted, one in the factory fuse panel or something aftermarket for the alarm?  Does the alarm still work?

I would check for power at each light socket in the rear for the turn signals and brake lights.
The alarm works fine, and the fuse that melted is the fuse found on the fuse box on the car. Theres power to the light sockets because I can still run my parking lights. MY manula says to check the turnsignal switch located at the column which I did and I noticed that it was loose, so I made sure the contacts were OK and I found another fuse, the stop-hzd, blown. So I replaced that and still nothing. So I went back to the turnsignal switch and checked power to the purple wire at both ends, not flashing so again I made sure the connections were OK and rechecked and the test light was flashing and so were my turn signals lights. Checked brake lights and those too working and checked hazards and those are OK. Also the hoen went out but once I did all that it worked again. Thanks though for your input. BTW, any reason why the indicators will flash fast(like a euro does) Just curious.
 

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The lights usually will flash fast when either a front or rear signal bulb is out and sometimes when the flasher under the dash is going out. Basically the flasher relays the voltage to each light when the signal is on but if one is burnt out or not connected, then that extra power goes to the one that's working and makes it flash twice as fast. Hope that makes sense.
 

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Originally posted by cashmoneyspeed@Jan 12 2009, 09:38 PM~12685373
The lights usually will flash fast when either a front or rear signal bulb is out and sometimes when the flasher under the dash is going out.  Basically the flasher relays the voltage to each light when the signal is on but if one is burnt out or not connected, then that extra power goes to the one that's working and makes it flash twice as fast.  Hope that makes sense.
it sort of makes sense but none of my lights are out and the turnsignal flasher I just replaced on Saturday so it's brand new. Both the hazard flasher and the turnsignal flasher arethe same right? There's no specific one goes to what right? So a hazard flasher can be used in the turnsignal flasher or vice versa and it would not make a difference. I've had noticed that when driving at night and I honk my horn the drivers side turn light goes out and comes back on. I'll recheck the bulbs to make sure they are seated properly and get some of the bulb grease to, maybe that'll help. Thanks :biggrin:
 

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got it fixed, the flashing was taking care of by switching flashers, The 4-way flashed at a normal speed so that now in the turnsignal but I have no 4-way because if I use the flasher from turnsignal it'll flash my 4-way fast. Funny, I guess the flasher I bought was not good?? Thanks :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by dj kurse 1@Feb 3 2009, 05:50 AM~12891117
got it fixed, the flashing was taking care of by switching flashers, The 4-way flashed at a normal speed so that now in the turnsignal but I have no 4-way because if I use the flasher from turnsignal it'll flash my 4-way fast. Funny, I guess the flasher I bought was not good?? Thanks :biggrin:
It happens. Glad ya got it figured out :cool:
 
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