1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Fast Blinkers Part II

July 23, 2012


Once I focus on a problem, whether it's important or not, it really starts to bug me. The fast blinking signals in the 1996 Lexus ES 300 have become such a problem for me. I drove all the way across country in this car listening to the abnormally fast turn signal tick-tocking and I never got used to it. It violates a law of nature, like having your heart beat too fast.

Last week, I bought a new flasher for $12.99. But when I went to install it, I found the flasher is buried behind the fuse box and will require a major excavation to reach it.  So instead, I replaced both the front turns signal bulbs since I already had them on hand and many comments suggested this was the culprit. By the way, the comments and suggestions on Ron Montoya's post  were very helpful.

The new bulbs didn't fix the problem. So now it is on to the flasher.

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 146,446 miles

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