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Dodge Repair/'04 Neon sx 2.0L (export): rear turn signal issue


QUESTION: My right rear signal does not flash while the front right will flash faster as well as faster on my instrument panel. however the other side functions fine. i have ruled out a burnt bulb because the right side still lights up with my night time lights and the brake light still lights up. as far as i know there is only one fuse that controls the signals and it is 10amp fuse #1 in the driver side panel which is still functioning.

ANSWER: Hi Adam,
Which "model" of Dodge passenger car is this? I looked at Neon, PT Cruiser and the Sebring sedan and don't see that fuse 1 is involved with the rear lighting. So please tell me which Dodge you have. I don't recognize "sx" as being a specific model

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QUESTION: The sx 2.0 is the Canadian model of the neon fuse number one is listed on the inside fuse panel of the driver side

Hi Adam,
This is a bit complicated because the wiring circuit for the turn signals is different depending upon whether the vehicle was marketed for sale in the U.S. or for "export" sale.
I would  believe that either there is a separate filament for the turn signal from that for the brake light and that that turn signal filament is burned out, or that there is one filament for both functions and it is good but that the wire that powers the turn signal function is "open" but the wire for the brake function is O.K.
Probably the easiest way to figure out which would be to take out all the rear bulbs for the left side and put them in the right side lighting fixtures and then see if the right side is working propery or not. If not, then the problem is in the wiring to the right side and we'll try to tell you how to trace that; if it is working properly then there is a burned out filament in the turn signal bulb. So try doing the bulb cross-over movement from the left to the right side and let me know.
I think the problem is that the turn signal lamp for the "export" is indeed shown in the wiring diagrams to be a separate filament and that it is not also used for the brake lamp function so it is indeed likely that you have a burned out filament and thus the brake light can indeed still work. That is not the case were this the domestic model. Such a burned out filament would also cause the front turn signal/dash indicator to flash more rapidly.
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