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Turn signal trouble?

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#1 Sweet82


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Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:47 PM

I'm hooking up brake, turn, reverse lights on Summer (used to be and 82 Hatch in a previous life) and one rear turn signal does not light or flash? On the problem side, the front blinker stays on solid. The other side works fine front and rear? The hazards work fine? I'm using the original wiring harness.

I traced the rear blinker wire and and I'm not getting any volts to the wire at the glove box connector area? The wiring from the front plug (glove box area) is good to the rear light.

Any thoughts on why one side works fine and the other just stays on solid/does not light?:confused:

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#2 greggbrat


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 12:53 AM

I had an old Jeep CJ7 did the same thing. Turned out to be a bad bulb. Think of it like the old christmas tree lights.......if one burns out the whole string goes bad.

Swap the bulbs in the rear and see if the problem follows the bulb. Otherwise take out a Voltage meter and start testing.

#3 dave valiant

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:25 AM

I had an old Plymouth Valiant I thought was in need of new wiring because 2 lights were burnt out.I would have to agree to check for a burnt bulb.If that isn't your problem I'm afraid I am quite useless to you.

#4 Snowman


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:38 AM

Probably a bad internal connection if you're not getting any power after the switch at all. Do you have a spare turn signal switch you could substitute?

#5 Sweet82


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 11:35 AM

The brighter element (blinker) works with the hazards? but not with the turn?

I guess I need to find the switch plug for the blinker (next plug up the line?) and see if I have volts there?

No spare blinker switch:mad:
Can half a flasher go out?
Will swapping the right and left turns mess with my stop lamp checker?

Still puzzled:confused:
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#6 robm


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 11:46 AM

The front bulb not blinking is typical of a blown bulb, but you checked that, and it was OK, so you checked the power going to the bulb, and found none. Good troubleshooting! Well done.

The turnsignal stalk switch is OK, or else the front wouldn't work at all, likewise the blinker, or else nothing would work. So the problem is between the switch and wherd you looked for power going to the bulb and didn't find it. Check all the connectors back to the switch until you find where the power disappears. Probably a bad connector somewhere.

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 12:26 PM

Glenn.. it sounds like everything is all screwed up.. you should just give up and give summer to me.. I promise to give (him/her/it) a good home :)

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:11 PM

I am having the same prob with my turn signals, except neither of them blink. they just light up solid. Haven't had a chance to dig into em yet because i have been packing/moving. But let me know if you find anything out with yours.

good luck

#9 nicky nighteyes

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:12 PM

BTW calebz your new avatar rocks!

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