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Old 07-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Brake and turn signal

My right blinker does great. Left does great as long as I don't step on the brake. When I step on the brake the blinker stays on solid. Doesn't flash. Then when I left off starts flashing again. What could be my problem

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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The first thing is to check all of the bulbs

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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All the brake lights work. And the front blinker lights up with the brake pedal. But put new bulbs front and rear
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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My right blinker does great. Left does great as long as I don't step on the brake. When I step on the brake the blinker stays on solid. Doesn't flash. Then when I left off starts flashing again. What could be my problem
OH NO!!! When you step on your brake the turn signal runs out of blinker fluid.
Seriously, i believe its a bad ground. one function cancelling the other out. the square tail lights in the back are noted for it. bulb gets corroded in the socket.

Take the left tail light lens off, and check the bulb like KIK said and go from there. Take it out and see if there is corrosion on it or the socket. if there is, mix up a paste from baking soda and water and smear it on the corrosion, then wait 5 minutes and rinse it clean.(works great for the corrosion on the battery terminals too)

Gets some dielectric grease and coat the bottom of the bulb(metal part) and re-install.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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if its the front blinker, then its just a ground issue feeding back thru the wires to the turn signal switch. check the ground on the front park/turn. they are grounded to the radiator support. usually on the same screw as the headlight.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Man I forgot all about the blinker fluid. Thanks I'll check that out when I get home
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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the brake light wire from the switch at the top of the brake pedal, goes up to the turn signal assembly in the column. Thats how it feeds to the wiring harness.

if you are having a power feedback issue such as the front signal coming on with the brake lights, then i would say to check for the ground in that front light. maybe take a jumper wire and go directly from the battery (-) post and hook it to the ground wire for that light and then step on the brake and see what you get. if it still does it, then the problem is deeper, such as in the signal switch itself, or a wire rubbed bare in the column or worse, the harness.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #8
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Yeah if it gets that deep I'll just have to bypass everything and make it work on my own. Thanx guys

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