Why does my turn signal stutter?

My turn signal has that normal rhythmic pattern of clicks when activated, but it pretty regularly stutters for a second. The usual
will go
if that makes any sense. The two tick beats come in quick succession, interrupting the rhythm. Just curious why that happens.

Flasher going bad maybe?

make, model year of car?

(why does nobody ever think to include this information when asking these kinds of questions?)

Needs speech therapy?

Is it both sides? Possibly a short going to a turn signal bulb. Or the bulb has a bad connection in it’s socket. Just like when a bulb goes out. If there is less draw on the flasher, it speeds up.

Check to see if the turn signal is ‘skipping beats’.

Possibly a bulb is intermittent and when it’s not in the circuit your flasher sees less resistance and doubles the flash speed.

Ninjad by enipla.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Green. Didn’t think it mattered with something like a turn signal click.

My wife’s car does this (2010 Chevy Traverse) but the flasher signal is fine; it’s the noise-maker behind the center console that skips a beat or doubles up.

I was wondering if the clicking sound is aligned with the flashing light or just a separate mechanism to make a clicking noise. I just went out and tried to see if the turn signal light is in sync with the clicks and I think they aren’t. Close, I think, but not actually in sync. Hard to tell though because it’s such a quick rhythm.

It matters for everything about a car except maybe how to wash it.

Technology in a 2013 Jeep will be totally different than a 1982 Olds. Turn signals used to use electromechanical switches for flashing, I think. Now I’ll bet it’s all digital on many cars, but maybe not all. So the cause could be different depending on the technology used in your particular car.

You wouldn’t still have that '82 Olds, would you? Delta 88? THAT was a car.

Well there’s your problem. You know what they say about green mobiles. Try having it painted some other color and see if that helps.

Actually I learned to drive on a '68 Cutlass, 350 four-barrel. The 88 was a boat.

I would have thought all cars still use the bimetallic strip flashing unit. It’s almost bullet proof technology, and if it fails it’s a 5 minute fix.

It’s durable, but probably less so than a solid state one.

Not always, by a long shot. Depends on where the engineers decide to put it.

OK. Fair enough. The only ones I’ve changed have been as accessible as fuses and relays.