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How do I replace the front turn signal lamp?

The left turn signal flashes rapidly. I replace the fuse, then the rear turn signal lamp. I was going to replace the front turn signal lamp but there appears to be a lot of things in the way. Is there an easy way to replace the drivers-side turn signal lamp?

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Unless things have changed a lot, a rapid flashing usually indicates the flasher circuit has an issue, like a bad cap...

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You have to get up under the fender splash guard. Turn your wheel out of the way to the right. Pry off the black splash guard under the fender. Use care not to bust any plastic snaps, but if you do you can get new ones at the dealership or even a parts store.

Reach up under the splash guard and follow the wires to the turn signal lamp, twist to remove, pull the bulb out and replace with your new bulb.

Careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers or it may blow soon.

Reverse everything to put it back in.

Good luck,

Frank

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The front turn signals are indeed hidden beneath the front fender liners. I'll have a guide for this procedure on iFixit sometime in the future...

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My 1998 CRV's left turn signal started flashing rapidly, the local auto parts guy suggested running the hazard lights to see if any were dimmer than the others, turned out the left front bulb was burned out, and as it has two filaments, it will still light, but dimmer than that on the other side. To change it I removed the screws along the left side of the front bumper cover, there are four to remove to get the left side to pull away from the body so I could get my hand in behind the socket, then just twist and pull the socket and bulb out.

Assembly in reverse order. I believe this is easier than pulling the splash shield. Just be gentle, and bend slowly to avoid cracking the cover

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On my 1999 Acura RL, changed the left front turn signal bulb going through the wheel well-major pain, fixed the fast-flash problem for left blinker. But the original bulb tested good, both filaments. so figured it was some sort of contact problem in the socket. Tried to replace the right one (also bad) major P in the B, air intake pipe right where you need to snake your arm in to get to the socket which wouldn't budge. Gave up after hand & arm getting too scratched up. Resorted to old school: gave the front-right headlight/lamp assembly a good rap with a wooden mallet. Right turn signal now good! (at least for now -- until socket contacts go flakey again)

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