03-29-2016, 08:47 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
98 TJ right turn signal stays lit with headlights on
I have a 98 TJ. The front passenger side marker light does not light up.
What I have done so far.
Checked bulbs and fuses. Put in new bulbs.
Cleaned the front light grounds with a wire brush and emery cloth.
Replaced front drivers side marker light socket. The contacts snapped off when I tried to clean them up. Tried swapping the new socket to the passenger side. No marker light. Passenger (old socket) side light socket/bulb worked just fine when swapped into drivers side fender. When I turned on the flashers only one filament in the bulb lights up. Both light up when swapped over to the drivers side.
The multifunction/turn signal switch was not self canceling so I replaced it.
Right turn signal was flashing rapidly so I replaced the flasher relay. The right turn signal now flashes at a normal rate.
Removed the rear tail light assemblies and cleaned up the three bolts inside each light. I also took the wire brush to the metal plate. Before doing this the right rear brake light was not as bright as the left. Now both are the same brightness. As I reinstalled the right rear tail light to the body of the jeep the lower left screw screwed in fine but I could not make it tight.
I do not have any LED lights on the jeep. I have not installed any stereo equipment. I installed a new alternator but the light was acting up before this.
Does anyone know what size the six tail light bolts are? Are they the same size bolts for the front headlight grounds? I picked up some #10 sheet metal screws at Home Depot but they were loose inside the holes.
I wanted to inspect the right rear tail light wiring harness connector but there wasn't enough slack to get the connector out of the body. Is there a way to help it from the other side?
Well, thanks for reading through this long post and thank you for any and all help you may be able to offer.