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Old 08-21-2010, 11:25 AM
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beetle wiring issues

was having a problem with a parking light not working ( intermittant if the bulb was wiggled ).. so I put a new socket/ baseplate on. and then it wouldn't work at all. then I pulled the socket off the baseplate and screwed it up. so I cut the new baseplate up and put in a diffrent replacement socket, and now the rear tiny turn light works, which piggy backs power off 1 leg of the 1157 bulb wiring.. but the 1157 will not light.. 12v direct power prooves it works... and I also did somthing and now that side turn signal does not work. no flash click, no light on the dash.. any ideas?
all fuses are good/ replaced by me if they showed corrosion
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See attached wiring diagram and key sheet.
Some of the "current track" numbers are incorrect on the key sheet but it should help you find the trouble.
Switch "E3" is the emergency flasher switch. The diagram shows it in the flash position. For the turn signals to work it must be in the normal position.

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was having a problem with a parking light not working ( intermittant if the bulb was wiggled ).. so I put a new socket/ baseplate on. and then it wouldn't work at all.
right here I would have tested for a ground,and the wiring of the bulb. It is hacked now so no telling what you did. As Laurel and Hardy would have said:

Stan too Oliver ''what a fine mess you have gotten into .''

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was having a problem with a parking light not working ( intermittant if the bulb was wiggled ).
bad bulb, that little solder t i t on the base of the bulb will wear and cause the problem described, or bad socket.
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I did check for ground, and it's there... its actually a seperate wire that plugs right into the base plate, and it grounds to the fenderwell on the inside of the trunk.. i cleaned both sides, and do have power/ ground.. but right now, I can only get the smaller side marker bulb to light. and it's weird because it's hot wire is piggy backed off of the turn signal wiring that plugs in the main socket.. I ran 12v to the housing/ socket and I can get all the lights to light so there are no issues there..

I also don't hack wiring.. I put the correct terminals on the new sockets wiring, so there is no hacked wiring...
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