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Old 07 Dec 2004, 08:42 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a 1997 Camry LE. It took me a bit but I have
figured out that the turn signals flash fast whenever the parking or
headlights are turned on but work normally with the head lights off.
All the turn signal bulbs work no matter if the head lights are on or
off and the emergency flashers always flash correctly. This used to
occur on both the left and right side but now only the right side
seems to be affected. Before I figured out that the parking/head
lights were related to the trouble I replaced the Flasher module and
they actually had the problem worse so I went back to the original
toyota module. I was wondering if anyone had any additional advice,
suggestions, or had run across this before.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 07 Dec 2004, 10:53 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 21:42:37 -0500, workboots wrote:

> I recently purchased a 1997 Camry LE. It took me a bit but I have
> figured out that the turn signals flash fast whenever the parking or
> headlights are turned on but work normally with the head lights off.
> All the turn signal bulbs work no matter if the head lights are on or
> off and the emergency flashers always flash correctly. This used to
> occur on both the left and right side but now only the right side
> seems to be affected. Before I figured out that the parking/head
> lights were related to the trouble I replaced the Flasher module and
> they actually had the problem worse so I went back to the original
> toyota module. I was wondering if anyone had any additional advice,
> suggestions, or had run across this before.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.


LOL! The last time I had this happen to me was a 1972 Corona Mk II!

Turned out to be a bad ground in the tail lights. Check your grounds with
a meter or a beeper, and jiggle the wires while you do.

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 03:39 pm   #3 (permalink)
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i work in a toyota dealer and this sounds like a common problem. the front
turn signal bulb socket has a ground strap that pulls away from the bulb.
bend it slightly towards the bulb and it should take care of it. good
luck..


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Old 12 Dec 2004, 09:28 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"brian_updyke" wrote:
> i work in a toyota dealer and this sounds like a common
> problem. the front
> turn signal bulb socket has a ground strap that pulls away
> from the bulb.
> bend it slightly towards the bulb and it should take care of
> it. good
> luck..



I got them working yesterday and they worked flawlessly last night. I
cleaned the battery terminals (needed it anyway) and played with the
ground strap. Thanks for all the advice. It would have taken much
longer for me to find by myself.

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