I went out for a drive today, and at one point I made a right-hand turn that wasn't a sharp enough turn to cancel the turn signal. I ended up leaving the signal on for 3-4 miles. (The dashboard indicator is very dim, and I couldn't hear the clicking over the exhaust and road noise.) I finally realized it was on when I slowed down and heard the clicking. Felt stupid, hoped no one was looking (luckily there was almost no one else on the road), turned them off, and drove on. The signals worked twice more after that, and then quit working in either direction.
Now here's the thing: the flasher unit is brand new, an electronic unit from Moss. Could I have burned out the new flasher leaving the signal on for a few minutes? Seems unlikely, because you sit in traffic with the signal on for longer than that. Is there a way to test the flasher unit? Can I swap it with the hazard flasher (which does work) for a test?
Or could it be the switch? I tried all the other lights and the only other thing that doesn't work is the flash-to-pass side of the high-beams. Pushing forward turns them on, but pulling back doesn't flash them, so I know at least that portion of that switch is bad.
Any advice is appreciated.
1971 MGB GT - the project; 2002 Saturn SC1 - the daily driver; 1996 Ford Explorer XLT - the workhorse
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Turn signal issues
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