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Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

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Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

Post by AndyTexas » Fri May 15, 2020 8:47 pm

Hi everyone I need some help, I have a 1998 Volvo V70. When I turn left and push the turn signal down to turn left the light blinks rapidly fast and very quickly. I do not know what is causing this. Please does anyone know or have any advice on what I need to do. I read somewhere that it was the socket for the turn signal. I do not know and would really be very helpful for me.

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Re: Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

Post by BEJinFbk » Fri May 15, 2020 9:15 pm

More than likely, your rear left turn signal is out.
If that’s the case, replace the lamp.
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Re: Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

Post by smacknab » Sat May 16, 2020 7:53 am

Ditto to that, I haven't had that on my Volvo but it happened on a 2010 ford I owned and it was the turn signal bulb
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Re: Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

Post by scot850 » Sat May 16, 2020 10:52 am

Like the guys said, and switch it on, and walk around the car to see which light is not working. Replace the bulb even if it looks ok. Clean the contacts on the bulb holder if you can before installing a new bulb. Check it works before fitting the cover back on.

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Re: Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

Post by AndyTexas » Sat May 16, 2020 9:30 pm

Thank you for the responses. I have not looked at the rear turn signal, but will tomorrow morning. I will get back with ya'll.
Again thank you for taking the time to respond.

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Re: Driver front turn signal is blinking fast when signaling

Post by JLv70t5 » Mon May 18, 2020 11:22 am

If your rear blinker is working you may need to replace the front socket. This happened on my passenger side both lights worked but blinked fast.replaced the socket on the front and it fixed it

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