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ggagt00
07-13-2005, 11:05 PM
ok.... i have already had my turn signal thing recalled when they were doin that.. but now...... like i use my turn signals and they work fine, but in the day light. but when night time comes , thats when the headlights automatically turn on. and then i use my signals.. they are rapidly crazy and wont stop..they work and all but its like as if my turn signals are out and they are flashing rapidly.......i dont kno why... and also... i checked the fuses and stuff.....but again when i go to turn on my fog lights. those dont work. they are dimmed down when i turn them on and when i use my signals. that lil button for the fog light, it lights up and off. as if it were the signals too.......I have no idea why this is doin this when the headlights are on because they are fine when the headlights are off........i have a 2000 gagt

any ideas of sumsort???? why would my turning signals be tired up with the fog lights????

Coop
07-14-2005, 04:28 AM
Probably have a burned out turn signal bulb or side marker bulb, just a guess.

freakydeaky
07-14-2005, 08:41 AM
i had a similar prob recently.... blinker problem (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53374&highlight=blinker+problem)

White99GAGT
07-14-2005, 08:46 AM
I had a similar problem when I bought my car off of someone I work with, which is why I got the car form somewhat cheap. Are both your headlights working? I started this thread, which will explain some of the issues I was having and my solution, hopefully your problem isn't as severe. Try as coop said and make sure all your light are working.

http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?p=672017#post672017

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 04:41 PM
Probably have a burned out turn signal bulb or side marker bulb, just a guess.

is it possible that burned out bulbs will make the side thats burned out flash faster?

Mike Jung
01-19-2008, 05:11 PM
Check your battery strength & alternator.

If either these are weak:
It could cause for dimming & the fast blinkers.

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 05:19 PM
nope, brand new HO alt, and i see 14V+ on my volt meter.
could burned out turn signal(s) do it?

Mike Jung
01-19-2008, 05:20 PM
is it possible that burned out bulbs will make the side thats burned out flash faster?
nope, brand new HO alt, and i see 14V+ on my volt meter.
could burned out turn signal(s) do it?
Yes, a burned out turn signal bulb could do it (the fast blinking).

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 05:42 PM
ok cool. is it "legal" to change the 194s in the headlights (stocks are amber) to white bulbs? im looking to get "clear" bulbs in my new chrome headlights. already got the SS ultras in.

so would this be "clear enough" for the big park light:

http://www.autozone.com/R,APP1161619/vehicleId,2640202/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1789/partType,01495/shopping/partProductDetail.htm

and would this be legal for the 194s ("side marker"): http://www.autozone.com/R,APP1162628/vehicleId,2640202/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1789/partType,01496/shopping/partProductDetail.htm

Mike Jung
01-19-2008, 05:58 PM
ok cool. is it "legal" to change the 194s in the headlights (stocks are amber) to white bulbs? im looking to get "clear" bulbs in my new chrome headlights. already got the SS ultras in.

so would this be "clear enough" for the big park light:

http://www.autozone.com/R,APP1161619/vehicleId,2640202/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1789/partType,01495/shopping/partProductDetail.htm

and would this be legal for the 194s ("side marker"): http://www.autozone.com/R,APP1162628/vehicleId,2640202/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1789/partType,01496/shopping/partProductDetail.htm
Yes.

You still have the side amber reflectors ?

I have 194LL clear bulbs in front & side.
But I left the 3157NA LL amber bulb alone.
Flashing amber turn signals for visual safety reasons.

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 06:43 PM
yeah, i got this style ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-05-PONTIAC-GRAND-AM-CRYSTAL-CHROME-CLEAR-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ02 0QQitemZ300190164156QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW ) headlights. so i need the outter most light to still flash amber. but, is it legal to have the inner lights white?


and, the light that IS burned out is the BIG park light bulb. the 3157 in the middle. so i plan on getting an invisible style of that (the link i showed before) and a white 194 bulb for the inner directional

Mike Jung
01-19-2008, 06:47 PM
yeah, i got this style ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-05-PONTIAC-GRAND-AM-CRYSTAL-CHROME-CLEAR-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ02 0QQitemZ300190164156QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW ) headlights. so i need the outter most light to still flash amber. but, is it legal to have the inner lights white?


and, the light that IS burned out is the BIG park light bulb. the 3157 in the middle. so i plan on getting an invisible style of that (the link i showed before) and a white 194 bulb for the inner directional
If it was me...

I would get:
Sylvania Sliverstar 3157AST big turn signal that flashes amber
194 LL clear for the inner parking light
194NA LL amber bulb for the corner turn signals

XtremeGaGt00
01-19-2008, 06:58 PM
i had this problem as well...my foglights would flash with the signals..the signals flashed fast, headlights dim....check your ground distribution under the hood...its the block thats bolted to the right hand side of the engine bay...


the green circled ground block is the one i had to clean up the ground and bolt it better to the car..try that and let me know how that goes...

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 07:07 PM
way to show off your turbo set up loser. lol jkjk. i have a 4g ground anyways though..... but it IS worth a shot and even if its not the cause (as a bulb is indeed burned out) it'll prbly help voltage anyways

XtremeGaGt00
01-19-2008, 07:08 PM
lol....its all good...had to throw that in there...let me kno what happens though

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 07:17 PM
If it was me...

I would get:
Sylvania Sliverstar 3157AST big turn signal that flashes amber
194 LL clear for the inner parking light
194NA LL amber bulb for the corner turn signals

but my corner turn signals work (for the moment lol) it wouldnt be to my advantage in the least to change em would it? besides, doesnt look like autozone carries em, it says theyre not available.


EDIT: advance by me has em all lol, and theyre cheaper

Mike Jung
01-19-2008, 10:03 PM
but my corner turn signals work (for the moment lol) it wouldnt be to my advantage in the least to change em would it? besides, doesnt look like autozone carries em, it says theyre not available.


EDIT: advance by me has em all lol, and theyre cheaper
Those 194NA corner signal bulbs were always burning out on me before.
1st one would wear out, then the other, then the inside one, etc...

So now, when ever I open up the headlights to change a bulb:
I would change all 4 of the 194 bulbs lol

Like you said, they are cheap to buy 194 LL bulbs.

cardude007617
01-19-2008, 10:11 PM
i get it. are those sylvania corner bulbs ones any brighter than stock or whatever?


are there any other options for me as far as brands to get as far as those smaller bulbs go? within a reasonable price range....

cardude007617
01-21-2008, 01:07 PM
well i changed my bulbs and that fixed it. for the record, it was the 3157 that was burned out and i replaced it with the silverstar one. looks nice too, no more amber visible bulbs for me :D