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Old 10-06-2007, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tech wrench Turn signal relay keeps clicking Help anyone?

Not sure what is causing it but my turn signal relay keeps clicking. i tried replacing it and it just keeps on clicking. I checked all the bulbs and they are all working ok. When i actually use the directional, it lights up exactly the way it is supposed to either lef tor right.

So has anyone had the same issue and possibly advise how i can fix this??
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keeps clicking...what do you mean? just that it flashes 2 or 3 times faster than normal?

if so, replace both bulbs on the affected side to make it simple - or one at a time to be precise.
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keeps clicking...what do you mean? just that it flashes 2 or 3 times faster than normal?

if so, replace both bulbs on the affected side to make it simple - or one at a time to be precise.
No they are not even flashing. The relay keeps clicking like i have turned on the directional, but i have not turned on the directional. So in essence, no lights are flashing and the relay keeps clicking and clicking and clicking. No bulbs are lighting up either, but it just keeps clicking. Now when i actually use the directional, they are working fine either left right or hazards and all bulbs are lighting correctly.

Its kinda like really magical. It does it whenever the key is on and it clicks the whole time i am driving the car.
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is it a 92 accord?

is your blower motor on when this happens?

do you notice any dash lights or the clock like dimming when it happens?

does cruise control work?

do the horn and sunroof work?


by checking these things i can look at the etm and determine that the ground paths are ok and the wiring is most likely good, and i can tell if current is back feeding somewhere.
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you probably have a short somewhere along your wire harness. Does it only happen when you turn something else on? If it does then that means those two wires have burnt and crossed and youre going to have to find it and rewire or get a new harness.
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is it a 92 accord?

is your blower motor on when this happens?

do you notice any dash lights or the clock like dimming when it happens?

does cruise control work?

do the horn and sunroof work?


by checking these things i can look at the etm and determine that the ground paths are ok and the wiring is most likely good, and i can tell if current is back feeding somewhere.

It is a 92 accord. Every other device seems to be working ok for the meantime. AC, Cruise, Headlights, clock, horn, sunroof, windows, no dimming of any other devices. No problem dash lights lighting either. Is there a flasher and a relay, or is it just the relay? I am asking that if there is something else that also is needed in the circuit that could possibly need replacing.

Nothing else need to be turned on for it to start clicking. As soon as the car key turns to on, it start right away. A short will be tough to find. Can a bulb be grounding out, and still look like it works ok??
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typically when the bulb is shorting out the turn signal will flash very fast when you activate it.

well, i'd start with replacing the flasher. you can get one easily at the junk yard probably very cheap. this is the easiest thing to do.

otherwise i'd suspect a short to ground in the green/red wire at the combo light switch or a faulty combo light switch.

it could be something else but without being there it's difficult to try and diag online.
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typically when the bulb is shorting out the turn signal will flash very fast when you activate it.

well, i'd start with replacing the flasher. you can get one easily at the junk yard probably very cheap. this is the easiest thing to do.

otherwise i'd suspect a short to ground in the green/red wire at the combo light switch or a faulty combo light switch.

it could be something else but without being there it's difficult to try and diag online.
My feeling is that it may be shorting somehow thru the directional switch itself on the column. Ever heard of that possibly?
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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE CLICKING NOISE. IT STARTS AS SOON AS I OPEN THE CAR DOOR. IT WILL EVENTUALLY GO OFF BUT ANY TIME I ROLL DOWN A WINDOW IT WILL START ALL OVER. I HAVE OTHER PROBLEM TOO, MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND OFF. IT WILL STAY ON FOR A FEW DAYS THEN GO OFF. ALSO, MY SPEEDOMETER ONLY WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO OR IF I GO OVER A BIG BUMP. SAME WITH THE RADIO. I BOUGHT MY 96 ACCORD LAST SUMMER. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM NOW IS MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON DURNING EMISSIONS TESTING AND THE CODE INDICATED A FAULTY CATYLITIC CONVERTER. I FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE SINCE THE CAR RUNS GREAT. I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CARS SO MAYBE THE CAR CAN STILL RUN GREAT AND HAVE A BAD CAT CONVERTER??? OH, MY WINDSHIELD WIPER ON THE PASSENGERS SIDE DOESN'T WORK BUT IT TRIED TO WORK ONE DAY DURING A RAIN STORM. IT CAME ON AND STOPED IN MID SWIPE THEN BECAME TANGLED UP WITH THE ONE THAT WAS WORKING PROPERLY. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY CAR OR IS IT POSSED BY SOME DEMON,LOL. I NEED HELP!!!
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OH, I NEED TO ADD THAT THE INTERIOR LIGHTS ALSO COME ON AND OFF IN UNISON WITH THE CLICKING NOISE. HOPE SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS WHAT TO DO TO FIX ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS FOR A LOW PRICE.
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The times that I've seen electrical problems in cars is usually from someone trying a DIY car stereo install and screwing things up bad. They fix the situation temporarily then sell the car, then the problems happen to the next owner(you).

See if you can find out some history about the car. Relays almost always make an audible clicking noise. your going to have to learn how to use a volt/ohm meter or just give up and take it to a professional.

Though you might get lucky and get the exact problem nailed down by someone else from the forum.

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