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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 11th, 2009, 3:03 am Thread Starter
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Electrical turn signal question

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When I use my turn signals, (both sides) they intermittently blink fast. The bulbs all work, I have cleaned and lubed all of the bulbs and sockets. Also, the auto cancellation on the turn signal doesn't work. Hmmmmmmm Any ideas?

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Re: Electrical turn signal question

Unless you've added one I don't think there is an auto cancel on the LT. Try pulling the plug on one of the front bulbs and see if the fast blink rate is the same as what you are getting on the road. If it is, trace the ground wires and check for a loose or corroded connection.


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Re: Electrical turn signal question

My 2000 LT has auto cancel

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Re: Electrical turn signal question

I stand corrected. It just seems like they're manual. With that in mind though it could be the control module if they were canceling properly before the intermittent blink started.


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Re: Electrical turn signal question

Have you changed the bulbs? A few years ago, I decided I was going to use and LED bulb for the turn signal lights. When I turned on the turn signal, they blinked fast and did not cancel. I took them out and put back in the incandencent bulbs, and it worked fine. Something about the load not being right. I don't really know the technical reason.
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While somewhat quirky, the LT does have the self canceling feature and will be affected by standard LED replacements. There are LED bulbs that are made to emulate the load of standard incandescent bulbs so as to not affect the operation of the control module. If all bulbs are working and you havenít switched to LEDs, then the most likely source of your problem would be the control module. I am not an LT mechanic however and you may get some different thoughts by other forum members. Good luck resolving your issue.
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