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Exclamation Crazy turn signal !!

Here's the story..
I did the side marker blinker mod, and everything was going great for a week, one day I noticed that when I used my right turn signal only the side marker would blink and the front turn signal marker would not even light up.. So i messed with the cables here and there and now I completely removed the turn signal wireing harness and the side marker harness because I fucked them those 2 so much..


But what's happening now is that when I use my right turn signal the timeing is good for a few seconds then it goes off really fast, and it's reflected on the rear turn signal....I checked the M18 and M17 fuses..but they're ok....

Also... When the front turn signal was connected it would light up, but would not blink

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^ This also happened before I completely disconnected and removed the wires for the front


....And I'm ordering the new wireing harneses soon for the front right lights

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Did you check the bulbs? Swap whichever ones you messed with (fronts) from side to side and see if the problem follows. If the filaments aren't obviously gone.

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what "side marker blinker mod"?

if you mean a LED swap some LED's require more resistance to make them work right with a normal blinker.
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I did this https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13636

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bulb burt out is my guess
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...But what would make my blinker timing go all nuts like that?

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when a bulb burns out most newer vehicles make the blinker go fast to get your attention and let you know a bulb is out, I think Thats how my last vehicle was anyway

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The turn signal filament (separate from the parking light filament) probably went out. There is less resistance on the line so that's why it blinks faster. Try a bulb change and you may be good.
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on older vehicles with a mechanical flasher, the blinker would blink faster when a bulb was out due to less resistance in the circuit, the JK mimics that effect electronically.
The canbus senses less resistance after a few blinks and then speeds up the blink to tell you theres a bulb out.
After I swapped out my front blinkers for LEDs and put driving lights in the holes, my turn signals blink regular for the first few blinks, then speed up to the 'your bulb is out' fast blink because LEDs have very little resistance so the canbus thinks I have a bulb out.
It takes a few blinks for it to register though so the initial few blinks are normal speed.

Sounds like you have a bulb out.


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Yep another vote for bulb out...or bad connection. I had the same problem with the right rear after about six months. The bulb wasn't burned out and I reinstalled it using dielectric grease. It was good for a few more months and started acting up again. I then replaced it with a new bulb and it's been good ever since (about two years).

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...probably a bad connection from messing with it so Much.. Thanks guys!

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