Left Front Turn Signal Problem

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    Turbotommy New Member

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    Hi all...my left front turn signal is intermittent. I replaced the bulb and the socket looks good but I still get a rapid flash on the signal indicator. Most times if I shut the car off then turn the key to the battery position it will work again. Any ideas?? Thanks
     
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    I think it might be a ground...does anyone know where the ground wire attaches for the drivers front turn signal? I know there are grounds attach points on both fender aprons. Anyone have a wiring diagram? Thanks in advance!
     
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    So I did some more testing and this is what it is doing....if I start it and turn on the driver side font blinker it works...if I turn on the park lights or head lights it doesn't work...if I shut the headlights and park lights off again it starts to work....any help please!!
     
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    Sounds like it's a bad ground.
    I would check continuity from the - post in the plug, to the wire on the backside of the plug. If it has continuity, then, check if you have continuity from the - wire on the backside of the plug to ground.
    You can go thru the hassle of trying to track it down, or just tap into the wire close to the bulb and add a new ground wire (If you have continuity from the - post in the plug, to the wire on the backside of the plug.). Any ground point will work.
     
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    Thanks Scar I'll give that a try....you don't think the TIPM could be going do you?
     
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    a couple of members have had the same problem 9 times out of 10 it's a bad ground wire, doubt it's the TIPM.
     
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    Thanks guys...you where right...tapped in a new ground wire and it's working. Thanks!
     
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    Glad it was an easy fix.
    Now back to enjoying your ride!
     
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    How hard was this to do? I am having the exact same issue. I have never done any wiring on cars, so I'm not sure if this is something I can do or if I should take it in and pay $$$.
     

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