1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair
2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open
3. Remove Bulb - Steps to remove a burnt out bulb
4. Helpful Hints - How to find replacement bulb type and other hints
5. Replace Bulb - Procedures to replace the new bulb
6. More Info. - Additional information on front signal bulbs
The video above shows you how to change a burnt out front turn signal bulb on your 1997 Ford Thunderbird. If the turn signal (also known as a blinker or flasher) blinks rapidly or doesn't blink at all / stays stuck when engaged, this is your Thunderbird's way of telling you that a turn signal bulb is burnt out. Troubleshooting for burnt out turn signal bulbs in your Thunderbird is relatively easy - turn your hazard lights on and check the front of your Thunderbird and then the back, whichever side is not illuminating is the side with the burnt out bulb. We recommend that you change both the driver and passenger side bulbs at the same time as they get dimmer over time and if one is out, then the other one is likely to burn out soon.
When changing the turn signal bulb in your Thunderbird, be careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb with your fingers as this will cause the bulb to burn out prematurely.
Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.
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