99 Tacoma 4WD 3.4L
Hello there Taco Owners!
My problem started after power washing some parts of my engine. I had a lot of oil and grime under my oil pan and on my skid plates so I took the plates off and went to town on it from below and also power washed most of the top of the engine due to a lot of dirt and dust. But afterwards my turn signal 10A and horn/hazards 15A fuses keep blowing every time I try to use them.
I can use my left turn signal fine after replacing the fuse but as soon as I use my right signal it blows immediately every time. Doesn't matter if I am moving or parked. The left signal seems to work just fine and will only stop working once the right signal blows the fuse. The hazards work only for about 5 to 10 seconds if on constantly and then the fuse blows as well. The horn/hazards seem to hold from blowing the fuse longer if the turn signal fuse is still good. When I use the hazards the green arrow lights on my display kind of flicker and blink with a stutter but when I use my left turn signal the green arrow light blinks normal and steady. When I use the right signal, boom it blows the fuse immediately?
I have inspected the turn signal lights themselves and I don't see any signs of bad bulbs or damage. I have seen other people suggest water intrusion into one of the bulbs but it's strange that the hazards don't immediately short out when engaged. I am not seeing any exposed or damaged wires and I had no problems with these devices the day before.
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. As you all know, these electrical gremlins and be quite the pain in the a** haha! Thank you in advance for any advice!