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    Default Side Marker Light...goin psycho..

    SO about a month ago I get in my jeep and my left turning signal indicator light stayed on on my dash. When I turned my blinker on, it flashes really fast, and then when I turn the blinker off the indicator light is still on.
    First thing I did was check the bulb. It was out with just my lights on, and then when I turned the blinker on it worked, but just blinked fast. I replaced the bulb, and the fuse, but nothing has worked.
    I also decided to try my hazards. And they work perfectly.

    The only thing I can think of is something wrong with the wires, but I dont know where to even start...anyone have any ideas?

    It realllllllly gets annoying when I go over a mile, the indicator starts beeping...

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    Maybe the switch? I hope someone knowledgeable steps in. Good luck

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    Check all the bulbs. (on that side) if one side marker of front/rear bulb that flashes is bad, it will cuase the dash light to stay on, and a 'fast blink'.

    A corroded bulb may cuase this also.
    Could also be a ground issue.


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    Do a search for wrangler clock springs and blinkers... I think that's where you'll find your problem. The clock spring is notorious for going out, especially if it's ever gotten wet. Some times the wires just short out though. There's also a relay for the blinkers, I would replace the clock spring and that relay at the same time.

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    Or the flasher relay in the fuse block...sometimes gets retarted.

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    Forget the flasher, spring, wiring and all that crap. If it flashes AT ALL, then those things are good. Listen to HILLBILLE. I NEVER replace just one bulb. Always both of them - side marker and front turn signal. Also check your contacts, in the light housing, for corrosion. I haven't seen a Jeep yet that wasn't all rusted up.
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    Default mine too

    I think it's either corrosion or a ground issue. my right turn signal does it.and i am positive those are the two culprits.one or the other....i'm just a lazy ass and wont go out in the cold and mess with it

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    if its flashing fast then there is a bulb issue. Mine stays on in the cold alot but it is the switch at the end ofselector. only happens when the weather gets cold
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    i will go throw some bulbs in today and see what happens. I hope thats what the problem is. i will look for corrosion while i am changing them.

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    i had the exact same problem. after troubleshooting, i found the wires from the light socket was grounded. i also found water in the socket. so i went to advanced auto and bought a replacement socket.

    i cut the wire from the socket back a bit and replaced it with new wire. i heat shrinked all of it. then i covered the wire with the original wire loom (black wire cover). everything works fine now.

    good luck.

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