Occupant Ilied Industries
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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The flasher is a PITA to get to. I just fixed this on our 2000 Durango. The fusebox has a panel on the far left side of the dash, only accessible with the door open. Open that and you'll see what might be a flasher unit but this isn't it. Look up above the parking brake pedal at the BACK SIDE of the fuse panel. There should be a beige plastic panel there with a black rectangular relay and a green square relay (if it's original). The green one is the flasher. It's the one on top. It's tough to get in and out if you have fat American fingers like mine. 5-prong, they run about $15-$20 most parts houses.
The problem with this single flasher system is it makes you think something big is wrong when it isn't. The turn signals will blink minimally and then not at all, but the hazards will keep working. These stupid 5-prong flashers have two circuits in them. The one that gets used most (the turn signals) will fail first, but the hazard light circuit will still work. So someone like me who is used to seeing two separate flashers in a vehicle will think, "well, there's only one flasher, so the flasher must be good if the hazards still work!" And we'll go spend $45 or $162 or whatever on the multifunction switch thinking it HAS to be the problem. I'm glad I changed the flasher first. Sounds different and I don't like the new click sound, but they WORK and that means I'll pass inspection next month if nothing else breaks between now and then.
Alan Moore - Wichita Falls, TX
01 Cavalier, red, 2.2L, 92K | 00 Durango Sport 4x2, pewter, 318, 227K | 00 Suburban 1500 LS 4x2, white, 5.3L, 183K
95 Cutlass Ciera sedan, white, 3.1L, 98K | 76 Gran Torino sedan, white, 351CJ, 93K