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Old 02-25-2002, 08:09 PM
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I have a 1969 Corvette that the turn signals just quit working. When I turn either turn signal on, the bulb comes on but does not blink. The parking lights and all other lights work fine. When you turn on the emergency flashers they work fine. I replaced the flasher that plugs into the fuse box but this did not help. Anyone, have any suggestions??????? Thanks

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A bad ground could cause this or possibly a couple of bulbs are bad. I had a chevy truck that this was the situation. a bad parking lamp bulb up front and the dash indicator would light and not flash. I simply replaced the bulb and she began to wink again. Corosion in the lamp sockets could also cause a problem.
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Is there two flashers on your car? I had the same thing happen to me years ago. I replaced one flasher and it did nothing. Turns out there was another one hidden way up in the dash that i didn't see and that was the one that needed replacement.

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Johnny Mopar is right you should have two flashers one for the emergency flashers and one for the turn signals. We know that your bulbs , sockets, and grounds are alright because the emergency flashers work and they use the same bulbs, sockets and grounds as the turn signals. Look for another flasher and replace it.
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Another possiblity is that the light housings need to be grounded with a dedicated wire. A two filament bulb such as the commonly used 1157 will do this if the houisng is not grounded. The brake filament will act as a ground for the park lights. I have seen this many times also on trailer lights. The lights will seem to work fine till you hit the brakes and evey thing goes out. The hitch will not aiways carry the ground so a dedicated ground wire is a must. A good grounding system is especially important on fiberglass cars or cars that the frame has been "powder coated".One suggestion is welding bolt to frame in the needed area to act as a grounding stud.--Paulweldit
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Thanks so much for the help. You guys were right. There were two flashers. The one I replaced was plugged into the fuse panel. There was another one hidden up under the dash on the pasenger side of the car. When I replaced this, the turn signals worked perfectly. Thanks loads.
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