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Old 04-29-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Strange Turn signal behavior....

OK this is strange.... Sometimes when I step on my brake my left turn signal comes on. If I jiggle the turn signal lever a little bit it goes off every time. Pretty annoying. Any thoughts as to what is causing this? Turn signals otherwise work great.

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My first course of action would be to check all of your bulbs.
Have someone step on the brakes, check all of the different "functions" of the lights to be sure that none of the elements are burned out.
Then pull the bulbs and make sure that they're well seated. Sometimes the ends can get a little corrosion and make them act a bit wonky.

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i have sorta the same problem.
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I think it might be water in the rear housing... or, a bad bulb (yeah replace those first). Somehow, its shorting back through one circuit to another and the place where there are exposed wires for both circuits is in the bulb and in the housing.

Or, there is water in your steering column but I'm not sure how that could happen... (unless your not telling us something )
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I'm thinking it might be a bad ground at the rear left tail light......
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I'm thinking it might be a bad ground at the rear left tail light......
Agreed. I had same issue. Disassemble rear light. Clean. Put it back together. This fixed mine.
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OK this is strange.... Sometimes when I step on my brake my left turn signal comes on. If I jiggle the turn signal lever a little bit it goes off every time. Pretty annoying. Any thoughts as to what is causing this?
Yes, it's nothing more than a lazy turn signal switch that is not quite returning all the way back to its center position after you complete a turn. If you give the turn signal a knudge to push it a little further back so the lever is fully centered after completing your turns, the left turn signal will stop turning on when you step on the brake pedal.

Replacing the turn signal switch is the fix, and it's a very easy job that will take maybe ten minutes to do.
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Well I took apart my left rear light. Removed the bulbs unscrewed the entire housing. I cleaned out a little rust. When I unplugged the entire rear light there was sand and all sorts or dirt around the connection. I also found a ton of dirt between the rear light and the metal body. I cleaned the whole thing up and so far the turn light has not come on while breaking. If it starts up again I may have to fall back on replacing the turn signal. So far so good!

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