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Old 19 Apr 2004, 08:53 pm
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A while back I posted that my left turn signal wasn't working when my headlights were on. I fixed that problem now all of a sudden my left turn signal stops when I apply the brake, sometimes. When I start the car and drive for about 5 minutes then it seems to work okay. If I turn the car off & it wasn't working it will work and vice versa. I'm not sure if its a flasher problem or what, maybe a bad bulb, which I just replaced on the last problem. Does anyone else have mystery lighting problems?[:I]
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Could be the multifunction switch, many have had problems with them. My next guess would be flasher going bad or a loss connection.
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Agree w/IRPT. Have also read of bad grounding connections, but multifunction switch most often. [xx(]
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Anything to do with your aftermarket trailer hitch? [:I]
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Anything to do with your aftermarket trailer hitch? [:I]
Saki makes a good point. If a trailer wiring harness was installed in conjunction with the trailer hitch, there could be a short, back feed or a bad ground problem at the trailer wiring harness that could cause the problems you are seeing.
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Trying to figure out how to test the flasher unit. Checked for loose wire in hitch harness can't find any thing. Maybe I'm testing it wrong. Harness is spliced with inline splices. Maybe bad sending unit. But I want to start at the flasher.Any Ideas anyone?[:I]
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MichaelDay,
Trying to figure out how to test the flasher unit. Checked for loose wire in hitch harness can't find any thing. Maybe I'm testing it wrong. Harness is spliced with inline splices. Maybe bad sending unit. But I want to start at the flasher.Any Ideas anyone?[:I]
Push the 4-way in - if that works, it may still be flasher unit, because there's different contacts for signals, but it'll tell you if bulbs & wiring are good. If it doesn't, I'd say get another - not a huge invesment, and you'd have a known good one to work with.
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Does your left turn light stay on or off when brakes are applied? If it stays on, it's getting brake current so the flasher is bypassed. I would suspect a crossed wire and back feed. Disconnect the trailer wiring and test again.
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Thanks everyone,
I semi fixed the problem. It was the wiring from the trailer hitch module. Disconnected the wire going to the left turn signal/stop light and both worked. Called trialer hitch people and they asked if I used a trailer(twice since January). They tried to blame the new trailer. They said they would fix it this time!!!
Thanks again really appreciate it
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