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2018 F150; and there's one thing that's bugged me since I've owned it. The blinker pattern has an irregularity to it. It's not that noticeable to a casual observation, but my OCD has picked up on it since day one. It's not all the time, just randomly appears; and it's not all that far off. The best way I can describe it, as a guitar player, it's like having a drummer who can't hold the beat. Probably only off a few milliseconds, but it's enough to drive me nuts. It doesn't discriminate between the soft-touch 3 blinks and the full blinker ON.... just shows up randomly. I feel like I'd get laughed at trying to explain it to the dealership; and I'd bet a paycheck they "can't reproduce it." Anybody ever experienced something like this?
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Don’t use it. Stick your arm out the window.
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What’s a turn signal?
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
, but it's enough to drive me nuts. It doesn't discriminate between the soft-touch 3 blinks and the full blinker ON.... just shows up randomly. I feel like I'd get laughed at trying to explain it to the dealership; and I'd bet a paycheck they "can't reproduce it." Anybody ever experienced something like this?
I bet you're right that it couldn't be reproduced but it is worth asking friend or two if they notice anything with the turn signals. No more info and see what he (they) say.

turn sig·nal
/tərn ˈsiɡnəl/
noun

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noun: turn signal; plural noun: turn signals








  1. a flashing light on a vehicle to show that it is about to change lanes or turn.

    May be extinct as the last use was observed in June 2017.





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Stick a new relay in it and see if that fixes it.
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Stick a new relay in it and see if that fixes it.
I may just do that. It’s worth a couple bucks to see if it goes away.
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Prly needs more blinker fluid
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post


I may just do that. It’s worth a couple bucks to see if it goes away.
Switch comparable relays before going to get one...save you a trip and $$
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Switch comparable relays before going to get one...save you a trip and $$
Great idea.
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Go back in time - Get Scarlet Fever at the age of 5 - go deaf shortly thereafter - Get used to it as you won't be bothered - See me for details

Full disclosure - I am OCD about many other things so I do understand the annoyance that it can be

I am highly tuned in to visually checking my blinkers on the dash as I can't hear them if they do not turn of so I'm always checking just after a turn

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And maybe you ain't got rhythm but think you do...

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Originally Posted by Capt Henry Morgan View Post
Prly needs more blinker fluid
Hadn't thought of this, how could I be so ignorant!?!?

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Switch comparable relays before going to get one...save you a trip and $$
Well now I can't even find the relay in the owners manual. Do the new LED lights even use a relay anymore, or does the I/O just come straight out of the module? LED's certainly don't need much current to run.

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And maybe you ain't got rhythm but think you do...

Have definitely thought this, but keep going back to the fact that I've never driven another vehicle where I notice anything of the sort.
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"And maybe you ain't got rhythm but think you do..."


Who could ask for anything more ?
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I may just do that. It’s worth a couple bucks to see if it goes away.
I seriously doubt there's a relay anymore. More likely controlled by a black box $$$$

Check connections at the bulbs, maybe one is randomly loosing connection.
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Originally Posted by obbayer View Post
I seriously doubt there's a relay anymore. More likely controlled by a black box $$$$

Check connections at the bulbs, maybe one is randomly loosing connection.
Definitely can't find the relay in the manual. I'm assuming the same thing.

It's under warranty, so the module would be covered, but getting them to recognize it might be the issue.
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Guy pulls into a convenience store and walks in. The guy behind the counter says, “Hey is that your car with the turn signal on?” He stops, looks out the window and says, “yes, no, yes, no, yes, no”
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If it works don't fix it...
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Guy pulls into a convenience store and walks in. The guy behind the counter says, “Hey is that your car with the turn signal on?” He stops, looks out the window and says, “yes, no, yes, no, yes, no”
well this guy would be saying "yes.....no.....yes.....no...............yesnoyes. ....no.....yes"
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Originally Posted by obbayer View Post
I seriously doubt there's a relay anymore. More likely controlled by a black box $$$$

Check connections at the bulbs, maybe one is randomly loosing connection.
Thinking further on this. If there's no relay..... what is actually making the sound?? My guess is it's synthetic; and it could be the noise generator that's out of whack.

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