|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 09:46 am: ||
I posted this in the Knowledge Vault also, any ideas?
The other day I noticed that my right front turn signal was out. Took out the bulb and all was well. Put the bulb back in and it worked.
I figured maybe the bulb was loose or something.
On the ride home from work (same day) it went out again! Took out the bulb and it was fine, put it back and it worked......WTF?
This is a real head scratcher!
In the past few days it has happened a couple of times and has come back on without me doing anything. Doesn't look like any wiring is loose or pinched.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
I know it's not my magnetic personality!
Thanks for any insight.
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:32 am: ||
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:40 am: ||
First replace the bulb. Sometimes the filament can be broken and still occasionally contact enough to work. Then look for loose plugs etc.
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:42 am: ||
Sounds like the tab that touches the back of the bulb could be bent/corroded. Maybe put a little dab of dielectric greese on the back of the bulb and see if that helps.
(Message edited by Mikef5000 on October 20, 2007)
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 05:48 pm: ||
Thanks guys, I'll try them out.
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 11:27 pm: ||
Snub, I was driven crazy by an intermittent R/H blinker a while back and eventually tracked down a broken splice in the loom at the front of the steering head.
This splice is positioned really badly so it is right at the bend in the loom where it enters the loom guide.
In this picture the brown wires to the right of the photo are the R/H blinker splice - one wire to the R/H front blinker, one wire to the instrument cluster, one to the blinker switch and the single one going to the rear R/H blinker.
When I stripped the glue-lined heat-shrink back (which holds the broken wires very firmly and helps create an intermittent situation rather than a straight break that completely fails), this is what I found:
I moved this join about 1.5" closer to the instruments and added a section of wire to take the joins away from the section that flexes.
This may not be your issue but is really easy to diagnose once you know where to poke at the loom while the R/H blinker is operating.
Throw me a PM if I can help you with any more detail.
(Message edited by Ray-S on October 20, 2007)
|Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 09:19 am: ||
Thanks Ray, haven't had a chance to take a look at it yet. At least I have a game plan now. I'll be in touch if I get in over my head!