So in a previous post I was having trouble getting my right blinker to work when the headlights were on only. I followed some instructions left by fellow jeepers but was disappointed when none of them worked. I then stumbled upon a genius solution. Here's what I did:
I traced the blinker wires back to the ground on the back of the radiator support. I removed my ground wire from its original location to a cleaner one and still the light would not blink. Next I tried messing with the tail light wiring and that did not work either. Then it hit me. I decided why not look at the actual bulb even though it worked. I yanked out the bulb and out came about an oz. of dirt from inside of the connector. The positive wire on the bulb was completely missing and in its place was green crust. After I removed the bulb what do you know, I could hear the blinker clicking from inside the jeep. I replaced the bulb with a new one and sprayed the inside of the socket out with MAF Cleaner thinking I solved it. Nope. Still wouldn't work. Now thoroughly frustrated I went back to pep-boys to replace the other blinker bulb in the front of the fender and met a guy who used to work at Chrysler in the parking lot. His solution, hit the fender. I did that a few times right on the blinker housing and bam the light went from dim solid on to bright blinking. Now it was official. The blinkers worked when the headlights were on or off. It turns out the bulbs were losing their ground inside the socket and the sockets just needed to be cleaned and eventually replaced.
10-07-2010 06:10 PM
Good job, and thanks for the post...you just saved some of us from a major headache. Mine work fine now, but I'm sure my day is coming. Thanks
10-07-2010 06:33 PM
Good job, though the very first suggestion made to your initial post was that it was very likely missing its ground. :)
10-07-2010 08:15 PM
Thanks guys. Just trying to help the other jeepers out there.