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Old 09-02-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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blinker won't work

How do I fix a blinker that won't work? When the lights are on, the blinker bulb is on, but my right blinker won't blink. The left blinker works fine though
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Have you checked to see if it's a double-filament bulb, similar to a tail / brake light bulb? It's possible that the first filament is fine, since the bulb comes on when the lights are on, but that the second, brighter filament for the blinker is burned out / broken.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Yes, even tried the bulb from the left blinker side, and it's not the bulb
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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Yes, even tried the bulb from the left blinker side, and it's not the bulb
Check and make sure you have a GOOD ground. The ground wire must be to a pc of bare metal on the frame of the tow vehicle and the ground terminal on the trailer plug must be clean as well as the matching terminal on the tv plug. Without a good ground, the lights do weird things.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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This is the right blinker in my RV, not on a pull trailer. We have a 2005 Georgetown by Forest River.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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This is the right blinker in my RV, not on a pull trailer. We have a 2005 Georgetown by Forest River.
My money is on a bad ground on the unit. Run a separate wire from the outside base of the bulb socket to a good ground and see what happens.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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My money is on a bad ground on the unit. Run a separate wire from the outside base of the bulb socket to a good ground and see what happens.
Great suggestion and test for a open ground wire.
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Stupid question, does the light in the front work. Some flashers require both bulbs resistance to work properly.
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I have the same problem on our 2012 Georgetown 378. I have had an email exchange about it with John Armstrong about this. His first suggestion was to take the bulbs out of the front marker lights if that worked they would need to be replaced. When that did not work he told me to add an extra ground wire. We are going to do that tomorrow. I'LL post if that worked. On ours the side cameras also go nut's when the lights are on.
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I have the same problem on our 2012 Georgetown 378. I have had an email exchange about it with John Armstrong about this. His first suggestion was to take the bulbs out of the front marker lights if that worked they would need to be replaced. When that did not work he told me to add an extra ground wire. We are going to do that tomorrow. I'LL post if that worked. On ours the side cameras also go nut's when the lights are on.

So how and where did he tell you to put the additional ground wire?

If only we knew where the ground points were.

I think I will check next time I have my rig here at home and will post the answer.

If someone wanted to check start at the Ford battery and check the negitive line to the frame or engine.

Then they should be one from the front side and rear marker lights back to multi points along the frame.
This part may be under the dash or in the engine comaprtment or at points under the rig along the frame.
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