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Here you go Tony, a brand new electrical mystery for you to solve. No thanks necessary :)

My left rear LED blinker lights up, but won't blink. The other three are working as designed.

* All are connected using the standard OEM connectors (no hack jobs).

* No aftermarket resistors installed on the harness.

* Original OEM Turn Signal / Side Stand Relay

* Same model LED turn signals used as those prior to last years crash.

* Checked all fuses

* Tried adding resistor (previously removed from front turn signal)

* Cut both connectors and tried direct wire-to-wire connections

* Purchased second set of same LED Turn Signals

* Sacrificed three spiders to appease the TL Gods


NOTE: I haven't tried swapping out the relay yet. Also, I extended both rear turn signal wires using identical wires from spare loom. It's possible, although highly unlikely, that I messed up on the solder points, so I'll trace back to that once I get home. I did do a lot of work on this harness, so if the ground for the rear turn signal feeds back to any of the many ground wire cluster fu--s on the harness, then this will be a real treat. My wiring methods are pretty solid so I'll get some feedback from you guys before tearing into my beautifully restored harness.


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* Swapped out turn signal relay (no change). So that rules out the relay itself.

At this point I guess I should ask the obvious questions... Could a squirrelly ground cause a static turn signal? To my knowledge it wouldn't function at all without a complete path. This is made evident by the fact that disconnecting the ground at the turn signal causes it to go out completely. (Yes, I'm aware I just answered my question). I'm basically just Rubber Ducking here :)

Problem could be a poor connection to one of the relay pins, but wouldn't this affect all turn signals if that was the case? I guess I could try opening the service manual I paid $45 for :D
 

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for some reason mine would do that when I had the connections the wrong way around - but I have led signals and a rear led light incorporating led signals all connected into each other.
 

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Here you go Tony, a brand new electrical mystery for you to solve. No thanks necessary :)

My left rear LED blinker lights up, but won't blink. The other three are working as designed.
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* Original OEM Turn Signal / Side Stand Relay
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So, the left front blinks, but the left rear does not blink? It only remains illuminated?

Is the 'replacement' TS relay another OEM unit, or is it rated for LEDs? If not, try one rated for LEDs.

Given that your wiring is "OEM," and the LEDs actually illuminate, I'm inclined to think there is a problem with the left side wiring.
Use an ohm meter to verify continuity on the left Black wire - from front to back.

Also, try this test if it is not too much trouble.
Power down (key off).
Disconnect the instrument cluster via the plug in the back of it.
Key on.
Test turn signals.

What happens?
 

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Figured it out. I had wired the blinker to the license plate light. Chalk up another round of stupid points for me :)

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Did your licence plate light flash when turning left :lol
 

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Did your licence plate light flash when turning left <img src="http://www.tlzone.net/forums/images/smilies/smilielol.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laughing" class="inlineimg" />
I don't have a license plate light, that's how I accidentally screwed up the turn signal. Decided to rush on the home straight 😞

On the bright side... nothing left to screw up 🙂
 

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I maybe late on this one but I have the same issue. How I solve mine is before I push the lever to the right I push down like I'm canceling it and push over and it work fine.
 
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