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Old 28 Sep 2011, 03:07 pm
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Hi there,

So, on Mon. the right side turn signals on my '06 PT quit working (both front and rear). On Tues. the left side turn signals quit working (again, both front and rear). As of now, the indash indicator lights DO work: turn signal indicators blink at a faster rate and make the clicking sound; emergency indicators blink at the typical rate and also make the clicking sound.

I'm assuming that since the indash indicators work, the MFS is not the problem. Oh, I'm also assuming the bulbs are good at this point, haven't had time to pull them yet. Plus, the manual does a REAL cryptic job of labeling the fuses; I've looked at some of them and have found no blown fuses yet.

While I know I should look more thoroughly at the bulbs and fuses I'm beginning to think the TIPM is the culprit. Does that sound like a reasonable assumption? Does a new TIPM need to be flashed by the dealer (and only the dealer)?
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 05:06 pm
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Check the bulbs to be sure. You said they flash quicker than Normal. That is a sign of blown bulbs. Give it a try.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 05:32 pm
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I'm with thedeepsea. Check all the bulbs. If the indicator is flashing, especially at a fast rate, good indication the bulbs are out.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:10 pm
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I'm with thedeepsea. Check all the bulbs. If the indicator is flashing, especially at a fast rate, good indication the bulbs are out.
That's what I initially thought ("it's simply a bulb given the fast flashing rate") until I realized that on Mon. both the front and rear right side went out and then on Tues. both the front and rear left side went out.

Could be a short, YUCK. I'd (almost) rather it be something "simple" like the TIPM or MFS than a short. I hate electrical shorts!!! (Many years ago I had a shop work for 2 days straight on my pickup because a light on the dash was stuck on. At the end of the 2nd day they realized that their equipement was out of calibration. After a 3rd day of work they gave up and didn't charge me one cent. That light, whatever it was, stayed on for the life of the truck.)

New bulbs coming right up.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:38 pm
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If bulbs check out ok, Pull it the flasher/relay out and re-insert it. Sometimes these cars just need some help with connections.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 07:20 pm
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If bulbs check out ok, Pull it the flasher/relay out and re-insert it. Sometimes these cars just need some help with connections.
Where is the flasher on an '06?
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 07:29 pm
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It is in the engine bay near the air filter.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 07:31 pm
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Also just a quick trouble shooting technique. KISS keep it simple Sam the bulbs are quick and easy just to check. Do it first. Just my 2 cents
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It is in the engine bay near the air filter.
Nope, it is under the clamshell covering behind the steering wheel. Look underneath you will see the screws. Remove them and the plastic come apart. The flasher is on top.
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