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This is a discussion on 2011 wrx crazy turn signal within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Well, I took the left turn signal out again. I didn't notice any real "strain" on the wiring harness, but ...

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    Well, I took the left turn signal out again. I didn't notice any real "strain" on the wiring harness, but after removing the bulb I was able to push the red wire into the socket a little bit. Seems that the spring mechanism in the socket was sticking and probably making intermittent contact with the bottom of the bulb because the red/black wires were curved right at the housing and preventing the wires from slipping through the rubber boot. I added a touch of oil to the wires/rubber-boot and straightened out the red/black wires to let them move freely. Funny, I installed the original bulb that I replaced a few months ago to see what would happen. It worked just fine all day today. I'm going to run it like this for a while and see what happens.

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    Yep, update - both of my turn signals were doing this. Brought my '11 baby to the dealer after reading this thread (since it was still under warranty) and they knew exactly what i was talking about, they did it real quick and gave me back the reciept with 'Complained of blinker blinking very fast - loosened wiring harness to fix problem'. Not the bulb - it's the tight wiring.

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    New guy here. Same problem on the passenger side of my 2010 WRX. How are you guys getting to the wiring harness? I took the circular cap off of the assembly and tried to reach my fingers up toward the turn signal and wasn't able to feel anything. I tried wiggling the main wiring harness while the turn signal was blinking fast, but nothing happened. Mine will come and go, so I know it's not the bulb. I'd like to do the proper fix and not just change bulbs once every few months.

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    Never mind. I figured it out. Definitely the wire. I turned on the signal and played with the wire until it started blinking regularly. Then, I secured the wire in that position. We'll see how long until I have to mess with the harness (has been good all day). Took me less than 5 minutes.

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    I've had my car since last October, and 8700 miles later, my left signal is just now going crazy. I'm so glad there's a slew of people here to go thru this crap so I can glean wisdom from their experiences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmateurX View Post
    I've had my car since last October, and 8700 miles later, my left signal is just now going crazy. I'm so glad there's a slew of people here to go thru this crap so I can glean wisdom from their experiences.
    Lol,and I thought I was free from this issue after having had the car for so long.So I guess I just have to wait till it happens.
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    Well, even after the second time attempting to "fix" the passenger signal, I'm going to have to take it in to the dealer. I must have jiggled that connection 20 times... If I could have a little green man hold the wires at a certain position all the time, I wouldn't have to take the car in. Something tells me they're going to have to replace the connector, bulb or both.
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    2012 WRX Sedan here, same issue on the drivers side - so just FYI that it's in the 12's as well.... Great
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03WRXMA View Post
    2012 WRX Sedan here, same issue on the drivers side - so just FYI that it's in the 12's as well.... Great
    That sucks. As this thread states, it's a pretty easy fix. When I took mine to the dealer, they said the bulb was burnt out. They replaced it, and it works fine now.
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    That's what they told me too. No problem since then.
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    Just happened to me today on the passenger side. Of course I'm going out to Stroudsburg tomorrow and then coming right back so I won't have time to mess with it until Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmateurX View Post
    That sucks. As this thread states, it's a pretty easy fix. When I took mine to the dealer, they said the bulb was burnt out. They replaced it, and it works fine now.
    My bulb was good, I pulled the battery last night, moved the wires out of the 'guide' in the rear of the headlight housing to get more slack, and no more fast blink - good to go!
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    Forgot to update this.....it stopped the next day, so I never bothered to mess with it...
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    Ahh it's time for me to join the club. Passenger side signal just started doing it tonight...

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    And just like that, it was a simple bulb issue. Dealer went ahead and swapped it then charged me ~$40 in parts/labor :butthurts:

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