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Old 12-24-2007, 06:35 PM
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Blinker problems

Last night my blinkers stopped working. Neither the outside lights or the dash signals turn on, and the "clicker" also doesn't work. The strange thing is, is that the hazards do work though. Ive checked the fuse box under the hood and to the left of the drivers feet and they all look good. I could really use some suggestions about whats wrong, and the car its on is a 97 prelude base model.
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:58 PM
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when mine went out it was the blinker relay, but I would think that would stop the hazards as well.
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when mine went out it was the blinker relay, but I would think that would stop the hazards as well.
Wheres the blinker relay?
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Wheres the blinker relay?
Under the dash. #11 in this link.

http://www.slhondaparts.com/browse.a...ViewParts=true

Quick question, does the horn, wipers, high beams all still work? I am asking so we can eliminate the clock spring.

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Under the dash. #11 in this link.

http://www.slhondaparts.com/browse.a...ViewParts=true

Quick question, does the horn, wipers, high beams all still work? I am asking so we can eliminate the clock spring.

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Yes all of those work including the regular headlights.
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Well i pulled the flasher unit pictured here.



So i took it apart to see if there was any visible damage.

There wasnt any visible damage but it did have that burnt electronics smell to it. Now the thing is, is that with this out the hazards dont work, so if this unit was bad would the hazards still be able to function. Now the only place i found this online because of the holiday autoparts stores are closed, is here http://www.slhondaparts.com/browse.a...=38300-SB0-013. So i guess my question is, does this still look like my problem, and is there a cheaper place to get it. Thanks for the help so far.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:01 PM
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Your blinker fluid is old and needs changing. That's sure to fix the problem.




































Just kidding.
I had the same problem but I forgot what it was. Wish I had something useful that would actually help though. Good luck.
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thanks anyway Si Speed
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I don't think he gets it. Hah Blinker Fluid.
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man I think I got mine at advanced autoparts, just wait until wednesday.. it was like ten bucks or something, its not a bad idea to replace it anyways, some day its bound to go out, might as well know you got a fresh start before you gotta use hand signals to avoid cops.

I would think the hazards would be out with them as well though. Possibly something wrong with the switch itself, you seem to be capable of disassembling it, check it out, clean all the contacts, and see if it works.
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do your tail lights still work?
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Ok i replaced the flasher unit the other day, no dice. Tonight i might try to take the steering column apart and check out the physical switch any ideas?
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when mine went out it was the blinker relay, but I would think that would stop the hazards as well.
nah, there are 2 separate relays for the hazards and the blinkers. in fact the whole circuit is separate, with the exception of the bulb and quite possibly the ground.

its entirely possible, but unlikely that all 4 of your blinkers burned out. i had that happen to my tail lights. 4 of the 6 burned out all at once. possibly from a surge of some sort... i dont know. and as long as the clicker isn't a parallel circuit to the blinkers themselves (which i dont think it is), that could explain one possible outcome.. if the switch is fine start shooting wires.. since none of the blinkers work i would start with the power wire to the switch.
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nah, there are 2 separate relays for the hazards and the blinkers. in fact the whole circuit is separate, with the exception of the bulb and quite possibly the ground.

its entirely possible, but unlikely that all 4 of your blinkers burned out. i had that happen to my tail lights. 4 of the 6 burned out all at once. possibly from a surge of some sort... i dont know. and as long as the clicker isn't a parallel circuit to the blinkers themselves (which i dont think it is), that could explain one possible outcome.. if the switch is fine start shooting wires.. since none of the blinkers work i would start with the power wire to the switch.
Problem is fixed, somehow after ripping my dash apart and following a wire diagram, i found a power wire that had been cut somehow. But your wrong about them being completely separate, or at leased on my car. Both the hazards and blinkers use the same relay (One showed in picture).
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