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Old 12-12-2003, 02:07 PM
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dash lights and turn signals - again

Ok I entered this in before - but I have some more information - I have put in new Alternator - the voltage regulator checks out on the bench - Problem is that at night when I first start up and turn the lights on the dash lights and turn signals work ok (a little weak but ok) but about five minutes of driving I can barely see the dash the turn signals don't work hardly - I bought a new battery today - haven't put it in yet - but does anyone have any ideas. The head lights never dim.

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Old 12-12-2003, 03:20 PM
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It could be the headlight switch. Could be dirty contacts inside. Best way that I found to check out is with an olm meter.
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:22 PM
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Sounds heat related, perhaps the main feed coming into the dash area is loose or the crimps are corroded. Because it's signals and lights it would seem maybe even a problem at the fuse block. I just tore the whole dash out of my Jag and went through all the connections and replaced anything that even had a hint of not looking right. Then I wire tied all the wires up into nice harnesses. NOW all my gauge lights work and several other problems went away.

First rule of thumb I have is if the P.O. did something to the electrical redo it.

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