99 camry Left Turn signal.

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Old 28 Jun 2006, 08:06 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 99 camry Left Turn signal.

Left turn signal works fine until I turn on head-light. when head-lights
are on the Left turn signal start to blinking fast.
please halp me

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Old 28 Jun 2006, 08:29 pm   #2 (permalink)
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tejab wrote:
> Left turn signal works fine until I turn on head-light. when head-lights
> are on the Left turn signal start to blinking fast.
> please halp me

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Remove the turn signal bulb, clean the contacts and bend up the contact
at the base for a better electrical connection.

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Old 28 Jun 2006, 11:29 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> tejab wrote:
> > Left turn signal works fine until I turn on head-light. when head-lights
> > are on the Left turn signal start to blinking fast.
> > please halp me

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> Remove the turn signal bulb, clean the contacts and bend up the contact
> at the base for a better electrical connection.

In addition to Daniel's advise put dielectric grease on the bulb base.
This will help avoid corrosion.

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Old 28 Jun 2006, 11:48 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Clay" <claytonjaystory@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In addition to Daniel's advise put dielectric grease on the bulb base.
> This will help avoid corrosion.
>


I have never seen the contacts on a turn signal bulb socket corroded. The
problem is that the spring contact is too thin and loses tension against the
bulb. Do as the first responder suggested and lift up the contact to make
sure it makes tighter contact against the bulb.


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Old 29 Jun 2006, 09:43 am   #5 (permalink)
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Mark A wrote:
> I have never seen the contacts on a turn signal bulb socket corroded. The
> problem is that the spring contact is too thin and loses tension against the
> bulb. Do as the first responder suggested and lift up the contact to make
> sure it makes tighter contact against the bulb.
>

The problem is a missing ground on the turn signal bulb. The reason
it works at all is that the headlight provides an adequate, low
resistance ground. But when you turn the headlight(s) on, both sides of
the turn signal light are up at the battery level. So there is no
current through the turnsignal bulb and it goes out.

So, check the ground run on the turn signal. These used to be just the
body of the car but with all the plastic body parts today, a ground wire
must be run. Your library will probably have a wiring book that will
help you find the ground point.

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Old 29 Jun 2006, 06:52 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Stubby" <William.Plummer-NOSPAM-@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> The problem is a missing ground on the turn signal bulb. The reason
> it works at all is that the headlight provides an adequate, low resistance
> ground. But when you turn the headlight(s) on, both sides of the turn
> signal light are up at the battery level. So there is no current through
> the turnsignal bulb and it goes out.
>
> So, check the ground run on the turn signal. These used to be just the
> body of the car but with all the plastic body parts today, a ground wire
> must be run. Your library will probably have a wiring book that will help
> you find the ground point.
>


The symptom reported by the OP is "Left turn signal start to blinking fast."
This is indicative of a problem with bulb socket contacts not making a
strong contact against the bulb, because it was made too thin and it looses
it spring tension. I can vouch for this since I had to fix both sides of my
98 Camry. This problem has been reported about 100 times in this newsgroup,
which you can see by looking at Google Groups archive.

I don't know where you got the idea that the "there is no current through
the turnsignal bulb and it goes out." According to the OP it starts blinking
fast.




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