no power rear right turn signal

no power rear right turn signal

Postby 1998kingbong [OP] » December 2nd 2014, 3:59am

Can someone tell me how to trouble shhot my turn signal. Front right blinks real fast, rear is geting no power at socket. Is there a relay? Do I need to check power at turn signal switch,? How do I access the turn signal switch.. I will pull air bag fuse. Do I need to pull sterring wheel and air bag?
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Re: no power rear right turn signal

Postby chevymaher » December 2nd 2014, 1:34pm

Mine did the goofy a few years ago. It was the factory grease had hardened and it wasn't getting good contact in the socket to the bulb. It is spring loaded and the spring was gummed up. Then the contact got funked.

I was thinking a wiring problem to at first. I sprayed cleaner in the socket worked the spring back and forth. Sprayed compressed air in there. Tons of hardened grease came out. Once the spring was working I cleaned the contacts with 400 sandpaper on a Q Tip.

Mine was getting a dull glow when not using the turn signal in the indicator. Turn signal not working in the rear light.

Different year and may be a different problem but it is a easy fix and worth checking first before moving on to more drastic measures.
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Re: no power rear right turn signal

Postby Lumpy » December 2nd 2014, 5:38pm

chevymaher wrote:Mine did the goofy a few years ago. It was the factory grease had hardened and it wasn't getting good contact in the socket to the bulb. It is spring loaded and the spring was gummed up. Then the contact got funked.



I had an S-10 with exactly the same problem. There was so much hardened grease in there that it literally took on the shape of the light bulb base. Clean it out. Pick it out. Sandpaper the contacts. Apply new grease LIGHTLY. In 10 years maybe that grease will harden as well.


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Re: no power rear right turn signal

Postby Leeann_93 » December 3rd 2014, 2:07am

The Bravada was the same way. Massive amount of rock-hard yellow stuff that had been goo a decade or two earlier.

Had to get it out with a pick.
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Re: no power rear right turn signal

Postby 1998kingbong [OP] » December 20th 2014, 2:26pm

fixed it. Not to sure what the heck i did. I went and pulled some bulb holders from the bone yard. The aftermarket bulb sockets are awful. So nice to have turn signals once again.
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