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jackx
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Sep 2, 2015, 1:44 PM

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dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

I am working on a 1989 Jimmy S15. The blinker works ok when you turn left but when you turn right it does not blink.
It does not light up at all on the dash when you switch it on to turn right.

You can hear the flasher making the noise that it makes when your blinker is blinking and the right front and back turn signals are flashing.

I hate to have to pull the dash apart to replace a light bulb in the speedometer head and I was hoping that maybe its something simple to fix like a bad flasher. Anybody got a fix for this?


(This post was edited by jackx on Sep 2, 2015, 1:59 PM)


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Sep 2, 2015, 3:11 PM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

Ans what are the front and rear lights doing when this happens.



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jackx
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Sep 3, 2015, 9:56 AM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

front and rear are blinking


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 3, 2015, 10:11 AM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

Sport - you said up top they don't blink when right requested now they do?
Hey - this can be blown bulbs, bad sockets front I recall exposed a bit much on back side.


I think same bulbs all should work with 4 way hazards. Try that and see which ones do what,


T



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Sep 3, 2015, 10:48 AM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

I'm sorry - reading subject line you said DASH indicator doesn't blink! My fault - that is most likely the bulb in the dash itself. Probably a royal pain to get to and don't think you can without taking out the cluster.
If so and similar to another year but close you can get at speedometer cable (will prevent pulling dash out much while connected) thru a dash speaker to help get it out or maybe access to the bulbs. Your call if a blown bulb would be do them all while there,


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Sep 3, 2015, 1:03 PM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

When you remove the instrument cluster to replace the turn signal indicator lamp, it would be wise to replace all the lamps while your in there.





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jackx
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Sep 3, 2015, 6:19 PM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

well tom I tried the flasher and they are doing the same thing. right one doesn't flash and the left
one does.

I just put 2 speakers in the dash and they are mounted in the left and right corners. Guess I will
have to check around and figure out how to get the speedo head out. I'm hoping it will still pass
inspection here in Texas since the outside lights are blinking ok.


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Sep 3, 2015, 6:55 PM

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Re: dash blinker does not blink when I turn right Sign In

jackx: Since you were just doing speakers you should know how to get driver's one out just for access. The reason and do look as dash changed some but think the speedo and gauges are about the same as most of the 80s "S" trucks either Chevy or GMC.


The high chance is just a blown bulb. If you could even see the back from under dash I don't think you can get bulb(s) out and speedo cable will prevent you from taking whole assembly out. Save you some grief, most will have a nylon collar you squeeze then cable and casing will pull out then disconnect anything else to take unit out whole.


Back side should look like a copper circuit board with black plastic bulb holders you turn "CC" (counter clockwise) and see the bulbs and bad ones usually turn dark grey.
That black housing/holder for bulb can also be bad and not make a good connection - just time on this thing. Now I've seen new bulbs with the holders sold too. Discretesignals said as I did think about doing ALL bulbs while there!


At the age (means nothing my car is that year and another older!) bulbs only last so many hours and blinking lMO less hours.


The contacts between the bulb holder and copper circuit board can also fail so if there you want all bulbs working for gauges and more. I'd think about a Q-Tip of WD-40 on housing to circuit board contact area or even a tooth pic while working ones are in place. Copper can go crusty, and bulb holder should be brass like if OE. I think you can plug unit in and see them all working before finally putting whole unit back in.


Can't possibly remember but might be 10 bulbs back there? Just a royal pest if another goes out when you were just there that's all,


T







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