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Turning Signals of Sidekick Sport 1.8L turns on very slowy
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The turning signals of the 96'Sidekick Sport 1.8L (the left, the right and the hazard one) seem to turn on very slowly. Any ideas??
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(08-10-2019, 06:02 PM)rasmeidirt Wrote: The turning signals of the 96'Sidekick Sport 1.8L (the left, the right and the hazard one) seem to turn on very slowly. Any ideas??

what does that mean.
flash rate slow?
or
move the lever stalk down,  and 5 seconds later lamps flash. (this)? or flashing rate, once on is slow.?
slow tell me nothing really, sorry

off hand bad flasher module, replace it.
the module can fail in many ways.
dead.
flashes to fast
flashes to slow
or delays to wake up
4 ways to fail
if all 4 fail, the flasher is bad.

for sure 10x less cost and for sure labor for  new , steering combo switch.

there are other causes, 
all or most flashers, sense if the 4 lamps (flash) are overloaded or underloaded. (hackers learn this fast)
let me give 2 examples
1: one lamp is shorted or any inch of the 10feet of wire to it.
2: someone got cute and put in LED lamps now flashers goes nuts, with no load, flashes slow or not at all.
3: or got more cute and added tons of lamps , gawd knows why.? or trailer attached, lamps speed up for 2x  normal load. (they sell special flashers to cure that !!!)

so there are many causes of flashers failing (slow/fast or dead), is your car still stock, ?  means stock lamps in car? that is question #1

I think I got all ways above, in one post.
http://www.fixkick.com
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(08-15-2019, 12:47 AM)fixkick Wrote:
(08-10-2019, 06:02 PM)rasmeidirt Wrote: The turning signals of the 96'Sidekick Sport 1.8L (the left, the right and the hazard one) seem to turn on very slowly. Any ideas??

what does that mean.
flash rate slow?
or
move the lever stalk down,  and 5 seconds later lamps flash. (this)? or flashing rate, once on is slow.?
slow tell me nothing really, sorry

off hand bad flasher module, replace it.
the module can fail in many ways.
dead.
flashes to fast
flashes to slow
or delays to wake up
4 ways to fail
if all 4 fail, the flasher is bad.

for sure 10x less cost and for sure labor for  new , steering combo switch.

there are other causes, 
all or most flashers, sense if the 4 lamps (flash) are overloaded or underloaded. (hackers learn this fast)
let me give 2 examples
1: one lamp is shorted or any inch of the 10feet of wire to it.
2: someone got cute and put in LED lamps now flashers goes nuts, with no load, flashes slow or not at all.
3: or got more cute and added tons of lamps , gawd knows why.? or trailer attached, lamps speed up for 2x  normal load. (they sell special flashers to cure that !!!)

so there are many causes of flashers failing (slow/fast or dead), is your car still stock, ?  means stock lamps in car? that is question #1

I think I got all ways above, in one post.

I would say yes to:

- move the lever stalk down,  and 5 seconds later lamps flash. (this)?

- your car still stock, ?  means stock lamps in car? that is question #1, except adding two LED pots in front the bumper for better driving headlights.
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- move the lever stalk down,  and 5 seconds later lamps flash. (this)?

- your car still stock, ?  means stock lamps in car? that is question #1, except adding two LED pots in front the bumper for better driving headlights.

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no blinker modifications, that means the factory stock blinkers lambs are still same lamps as 1996 factory.    bulbs are 1157 numbers.
like this:::::: 
lamp 1, is TAIL and brake

https://www.bulbs.com/Images/productmed/1/13557.jpg

lamp 2: blink 1156
https://www.bulbs.com/product/1156B2


No LEDs inplace of factory blinker bulbs.
this is true (i can't see car so must ask) then.

1: delay to start flashing from moving blinker lever, and lamps begin to flash.  would be a (bad blinker module)

here is the flasher,,  if bad, it sure can be slow.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/suzu...sher,10139

finding parts for VIET Nam is not anything I can do. but can point to parts in USA, far far from you.

J18 engines shares some parts with J20,
J20 is stroked, J18, longer stroke by 200cc. div. 4 is 50cc more per cylinder, so some parts are the same . I handy thing to know buy parts for a J18 for sure used parts.
http://www.fixkick.com
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#5
the blinker,
3 common failures on this car, are blinker flasher bad.
using wrong bulbs not 1156
using LED bulbs,
shorted  bulbs , the bulbs if are cheap bulbs,  the base has inferior base glue when turned the glue cracks and wires inside bend and short, this make the blinker go crazy.
but left and right fail so , pretty rare for 2 bulbs bad both sides.
I dont think the combo switch is bad, as all 3 modes work. slow but work.

the only easy and cheap fix and low labor is
all new bulbs.
new flasher.

my guess? is flasher bad.
http://www.fixkick.com
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(08-15-2019, 10:03 PM)fixkick Wrote: the blinker,
3 common failures on this car, are blinker flasher bad.
using wrong bulbs not 1156
using LED bulbs,
shorted  bulbs , the bulbs if are cheap bulbs,  the base has inferior base glue when turned the glue cracks and wires inside bend and short, this make the blinker go crazy.
but left and right fail so , pretty rare for 2 bulbs bad both sides.
I dont think the combo switch is bad, as all 3 modes work. slow but work.

the only easy and cheap fix and low labor is
all new bulbs.
new flasher.

my guess? is flasher bad.

No mods at all. Except I only add two LED ports in front of the bumper for better night driving headlights.
The car fix here is still cheap. The most expensive is the parts! or no parts at all like the AC compressor for Suzuki Sidekick, even the Sport. Ordering parts from Japan is sometimes more expensive than rockauto.com. The problem at rockauto is the price for shipping!
I have already talked to the mech at my regular garage. He even says the flasher can be fixed easily. Or I order the universal one at local stores. 

Thanks for your time.
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(08-16-2019, 11:21 AM)rasmeidirt Wrote:
(08-15-2019, 10:03 PM)fixkick Wrote: the blinker,
3 common failures on this car, are blinker flasher bad.
using wrong bulbs not 1156
using LED bulbs,
shorted  bulbs , the bulbs if are cheap bulbs,  the base has inferior base glue when turned the glue cracks and wires inside bend and short, this make the blinker go crazy.
but left and right fail so , pretty rare for 2 bulbs bad both sides.
I dont think the combo switch is bad, as all 3 modes work. slow but work.

the only easy and cheap fix and low labor is
all new bulbs.
new flasher.

my guess? is flasher bad.

No mods at all. Except I only add two LED ports in front of the bumper for better night driving headlights.
The car fix here is still cheap. The most expensive is the parts! or no parts at all like the AC compressor for Suzuki Sidekick, even the Sport. Ordering parts from Japan is sometimes more expensive than rockauto.com. The problem at rockauto is the price for shipping!
I have already talked to the mech at my regular garage. He even says the flasher can be fixed easily. Or I order the universal one at local stores. 

Thanks for your time.

The fighting in my post is still going on there: https://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-sid...lowly.html
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