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Old 05-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #46
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I special ordered mine in 2001 loaded also and I am pretty sure only the left and inside mirrors dimmed. In fact, I remember having to cap off the extra set of wires on the drivers side when I installed my signal mirrors. I am pretty sure all the passenger side mirrors are just standard mirrors?
This is the way it was in 01 Driver's side and inside rearview were auto dimming.
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Well if you think it is 1:28 am there a Louisville, then you may have bigger issues than me!
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Junkman, I was wrong about the posting time thing. I just upgraded one of my computers recently and made the assumption that it set my laptop clock correctly - not so - so I thought you were crazy!

Actually, the new Apple OS did set the correct time - just put me somewhere in the Pacific ocean as a location? So this explains why have have been running a couple hours early for the past two weeks!
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Junkman, I was wrong about the posting time thing. I just upgraded one of my computers recently and made the assumption that it set my laptop clock correctly - not so - so I thought you were crazy!

Actually, the new Apple OS did set the correct time - just put me somewhere in the Pacific ocean as a location? So this explains why have have been running a couple hours early for the past two weeks!


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So, to anyone who's had this issue, do your rear turn signals flash quickly when it happens or not? I have this problem intermittently. The left front turn signal flashes (fast), but the left rear including tail lights do not flash at all. I haven't had time to troubleshoot, but I would assume this means I have a rear bulb out. Any thoughts?
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So, to anyone who's had this issue, do your rear turn signals flash quickly when it happens or not? I have this problem intermittently. The left front turn signal flashes (fast), but the left rear including tail lights do not flash at all. I haven't had time to troubleshoot, but I would assume this means I have a rear bulb out. Any thoughts?
I would assume the same. So have you checked them all out yet? Replacing bulbs is easy on a C5.
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I would assume the same. So have you checked them all out yet? Replacing bulbs is easy on a C5.
Haven't pulled them yet. I figure I'll do it on my lunch break today. I should have brought a floor jack to work with me to make getting to that sucker easier.
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Haven't pulled them yet. I figure I'll do it on my lunch break today. I should have brought a floor jack to work with me to make getting to that sucker easier.
Finally got around to troubleshooting this thing. I checked all the bulbs and no sign of corrosion or water infiltration. Replaced the (drivers side) bulbs, essentially because I already had them. Plugged the battery back in and no change. If there was a problem with the hazard button like others have encountered, I would expect both turn signals to hyperflash or not work. I'm not sure why it is one side and not the other if it's not a burnt bulb or water. I guess at this point all I can do is test all the wires and sockets for continuity. If the flasher was bad, that should affect both sides too. Anyone got a thought on this one?
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Finally got around to troubleshooting this thing. I checked all the bulbs and no sign of corrosion or water infiltration. Replaced the (drivers side) bulbs, essentially because I already had them. Plugged the battery back in and no change. If there was a problem with the hazard button like others have encountered, I would expect both turn signals to hyperflash or not work. I'm not sure why it is one side and not the other if it's not a burnt bulb or water. I guess at this point all I can do is test all the wires and sockets for continuity. If the flasher was bad, that should affect both sides too. Anyone got a thought on this one?
The hazard switch mainly affects the issue when your turn signal doesn't, not hyperflash. Hyperflash happens when a bulb is blown, and it doesn't necessarily have to be the bulb you're looking at. It could be one of the tail light bulbs. Thus, you need to check all the bulbs on the side of the car where the hyperflash is happening. That means the front and back of the car.

Now here's the monkey wrench in that answer. Hyperflash will also happen if the car detects a loss in voltage within the circuit. Normally that is a blown bulb but it can also happen when you install a low voltage bulb like a LED. One thing to keep in mind while checking the bulbs is that the front and rear have dual-element bulbs in them, so you must ensure that both elements are working.

To do so, turn on the parking lights and make sure all the lights are on. Next, turn on the turn signal and make sure that all of the dual-element bulbs are flashing.
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The hazard switch mainly affects the issue when your turn signal doesn't, not hyperflash. Hyperflash happens when a bulb is blown, and it doesn't necessarily have to be the bulb you're looking at. It could be one of the tail light bulbs. Thus, you need to check all the bulbs on the side of the car where the hyperflash is happening. That means the front and back of the car.

Now here's the monkey wrench in that answer. Hyperflash will also happen if the car detects a loss in voltage within the circuit. Normally that is a blown bulb but it can also happen when you install a low voltage bulb like a LED. One thing to keep in mind while checking the bulbs is that the front and rear have dual-element bulbs in them, so you must ensure that both elements are working.

To do so, turn on the parking lights and make sure all the lights are on. Next, turn on the turn signal and make sure that all of the dual-element bulbs are flashing.
That's the strange part; I've checked and/or replaced all the bulbs on the drivers side, including the tail lights. I did a continuity check when I got home last night on everything, re-inspected all the sockets, and have yet to find a problem. They only thing I can think of is a contact in the stalk or something of that nature. It's such a simple circuit, so I'm doubly frustrated that I can't diagnose it.
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That's the strange part; I've checked and/or replaced all the bulbs on the drivers side, including the tail lights. I did a continuity check when I got home last night on everything, re-inspected all the sockets, and have yet to find a problem. They only thing I can think of is a contact in the stalk or something of that nature. It's such a simple circuit, so I'm doubly frustrated that I can't diagnose it.
Reseat all of the bulbs. I had a problem once where a bulb was not fully seated.
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Reseat all of the bulbs. I had a problem once where a bulb was not fully seated.
Reseated them all and reinspected the sockets; no corrosion whatsoever; no cracks. I still have the same condition. I played with the hazard button a little bit and managed to get both turn signals to stop working for a moment, so I know I need to do the bypass. I still can't figure out why one side works fine and the other is hyperflashing. I can't find a problem with any of the bulbs. The only ones I haven't replaced are the tail lights, but they look just fine. Besides, they work when using the hazard button. It still makes no sense that the front bulb hyperflashes and the tail lights and rear sidemarker do NOTHING.
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Before I added the harness, only one side would hyperflash.
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Before I added the harness, only one side would hyperflash.
But you had installed some LED's, right?
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Yes, are you having this problem with all oem bulbs?
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