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Old 08-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Electrical Problems

Ok folks, my 95 yj just stated pissing me off, on night i making a left hand turn and when i turned my left turn signal on it just stayed lit and didnt blink, my hazzards turned on when i used the left turn signals. i got home and got back into jeep 5 hours later and the turn signal worked fine. now whenever i turn my headlights on the left turn arrow comes on ( stays lit) and will blow the fuse for all interior lights and tail lights. my turn signal works fine with the head lights off but when they are on i have no left turn signal ( its constantly lit and will blow the fuse about 5 minutes later. anyone else have this issue??
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This sounds like it will be a fun one! Have you added any accessories lately which tie into electrical power? Any accessories that mount anywhere near a wiring harness? You could have something as simple as a bad taillight bulb which failed and the filament shorted to ground. More likely is that a part of the harness has chafed through somewhere. It could also be your blinker or hazard switches.

I would start with checking all the bulbs, especially the front parking lights and tail lights as they have dual filaments. If you don't find/fix the issue there, you'll likely have to trace through the wiring looking for shorts. PM me your email address and I'll send you the wiring diagrams I have. Your Jeep is the same year as mine.


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Check the sockets/bulbs/wiring for the left front turn signal and the marker light on the left fender for corrosion, shorts and such. The turn signal circuit ties in with the parking light circuit up there to make the marker light blink with the signal and also come on with the parking lights. Somebody on here was having that problem and found out his marker light was full of water causing a short!!
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have you installed an aftermarket radio recently that didn't need the dimmer light hooked up?......i've seen it happen a few times.....but i'd also go over all the wiring in the vehicle, look in area's where it goes through the body/firewall and under the dash to see if it somehow got cut...its unlikely that its grounding out at one of the lenses as those area's usually have direct plugs on them and don't move too much.
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I seem to think its somewhere in the steering column since when it first happened I grabbed the turn signal stick and moved it up and down really fast ( right arrow, left arrow up and down ) and it fixed it, making the stuck left arrow light turn off. But doing that doesn't fix it anymore.
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This is a classic symptom of a shorted turn signal bulb, the little filament disconnects from one end, and shorts to the other circuit inside the bulb and causes a voltage path into the other circuit.

Check your front and rear turn signal bulbs, should probably just replace them....
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My rest ones are a aftermarket led lights, I will check my front ones
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You were right. My front left turn signal didn't work so I took it apart and it was full of water. I took the lightbulb out of the socket and it was so coroded and nasty inside. It has eaten the light bulb plastic and melted it to the metal prongs in the soccet. I cleaned everything out and what do you know? It fixed it. I'm not going to put a new lightbulb in it because the socket is ruined. But thanks for the help !

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