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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 09, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Right turning Signals on Solid

I am trying to resolve a problem where right signals stay solid (both indicator and exterior turning signals). Left turn signal operates normally. I have checked/replaced the 1157 bulbs but cannot locate the turning signal relay on my 1968 Camaro RS convertible. The 4 way flasher relay is on the upper left of the fuse block. Any help or advice is appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 09, 06:20 PM
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Re: Right turning Signals on Solid

My 67,and probably your 68...turn signal relay is located just below the switch area under the dash...easiest way to find it is turn on the right blinker ,since its working, and follow the clicking. I hate to say this but I had this sane problem on my 67 And I never found it.I changed bulb sockets,relays, fuses,checked wiring eieio....never found it. I never did change the turn signal switch and I have a feeling that was it but I was about to start my frame off. Anyway during the frame off,new switch and complete rewire...whatever it was is gone because the blinkers work fine now,so may not be so simple as a relay is my point
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Re: Right turning Signals on Solid

Pat, Thanks for the feedback. When you say swithch area, I am assuming you are referring to the area under the dash near the headlight, wiper switch area? I doubt that it is the relay anyway and expect it's possibly the switch area in the steering column. This is a real nuisance since right turns are now made by me actuating the turning signal up and down manually.. LOL when I turn right. I try to turn left as much as possible. Thanks for your reply.. Mike
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Pat, Thanks for the feedback. When you say swithch area, I am assuming you are referring to the area under the dash near the headlight, wiper switch area? I doubt that it is the relay anyway and expect it's possibly the switch area in the steering column. This is a real nuisance since right turns are now made by me actuating the turning signal up and down manually.. LOL when I turn right. I try to turn left as much as possible. Thanks for your reply.. Mike
My relay is hanging to the left of the ashtray if that helps....but I had that problem and it turned out to be a bad ground...

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Roger, Thanks for the information as I will check there also. I doubt that the relay is the issue but I'm trying to eliminate the easy stuff first. "Easy stuff" isn't always easy if you can't find it.
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Re: Right turning Signals on Solid

The easy stuff is to check for ground and correct bulbs, etc.
Also, check to see the bulbs are installed correctly in the socket because the taillight filament draws less current then the turn/stop filament. Not enough current from all the bulbs, flasher will not flash.

You might change the flasher unit to a heavy duty/trailer type, 552(?), as it does not rely on current load to blink.

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