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Question flasher relay

OK, I get one click from the turn signal flasher relay and then nothing.
does this indicate a flasher unit going bad?

any other suggestions...I want to drive this weekend, if it dries out.

Thanks
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Could be that its going bad...could also be simply that you have some bad dirty connections in the lighing system that need to be fixed....
the relay needs to heat up in order to work, most of the relays are tuned to see the load from all the bulbs...if the contacts are dirty, it might be the problem.

Scrappy doo can save you
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does the same in both directions. Unlikely that terminals are dirty on both sides, but maybe.
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could be the relay is dirty, not seated firmly..or yes it could be getting old...it is 30..older than most flasher relays...

So...I say buy two to be safe...

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I had the same issue until 2 days ago. I also had a couple of other electrical issues that ended up being related.

My issue was due to powder coating the alternator brackets and fan shroud. The powder coating prevented the alternator from being grounded.

I haven't fixed it correctly yet, but I clamped on a temporary ground from the alternator to the engine and now the flashers work as they should and my lights are brighter, the rear tail lights now work properly and the battery is charging properly.

Have you recently painted or powder coated the alternator brackets or the fan shroud that they attach to?
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