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1996 Honda Accord LX Turn Signal Stutter


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klynt
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Jul 7, 2009, 6:39 AM

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Year of vehicle - 1996
Make of vehicle - Honda
Model of vehicle Accord LX
Engine size - 2.2 litres
Mileage/Kilometers - 160k

I have an issue with my turn signal that has been getting steadily worse over the past year or so. It seems when the car is cold the turn signal has a hard time coming on. When I activate the signal it stutters for a while then finally turns on. I have noticed that once the car has been driven or the signal has been applied so many times that it "warms up?" and ceases to be an issue until the car is cold again. After a little bit of searching it seems that I may have a faulty flasher but I wanted to make a post here just to get any additional input.

Thanks!

Clint


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Jul 7, 2009, 7:09 AM

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Could you define what you mean by "stutter".




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klynt
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Jul 7, 2009, 8:00 AM

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Let me clarify. When I use the turn signal and it malfunctions it either produces no sound or a very erratic turning signal sound. Instead of the usual, click-click-click-click it's more like click....clickclick......clickclickclick. While this is going on the interior signal light is not activated and more importantly the outside is not as well. Once it stutters for about 20-30 seconds it starts behaving normally. The next time the signal is activated it will only stutter for around 0-5 seconds and will get progressively better the more times the turning signal is used.

Hope that clears it up a bit.


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Jul 7, 2009, 8:36 AM

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If this is happening universally with both sides, then yes, I would say the flasher is the likely culprit. If it's only happening on one side, then you need to look for a problem in one of the lights on that side.




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klynt
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Jul 7, 2009, 9:32 AM

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Yes, sorry, it is happening on both sides. Thanks for the help guys!


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Jul 7, 2009, 10:02 AM

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No problem. Let us know how it turns out.




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klynt
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Jul 7, 2009, 10:31 AM

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Hmm...after trying to price Flash Relays I stumbled upon this post http://groups.google.com/...ead/21f21bd17d50dfbd in Google Groups. It's pretty old but the symptoms sound exactly like the ones I'm having. Could this be a possibility? Obviously I'd rather secure the grounds and save myself 20 bucks if I can.

Thanks!

edit: forgot the link


(This post was edited by klynt on Jul 7, 2009, 10:36 AM)


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Jul 7, 2009, 10:43 AM

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They are referring to the ground for the flasher. Obviously any problem effecting the flasher can be caused by the flasher itself or the related wiring. You can just manually jump that wire to ground to determine if it's the problem or not.




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