Finding a bad ground - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-22-2012, 10:45 PM
Javelin360's Avatar
Deviant AMC Guy
 

Last journal entry: Hauling it home from Dixie.
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pioche, Nevada
Posts: 34
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Finding a bad ground

Recently I noticed that when I turn the headlights on in my 74 Javelin the left blinker light illuminates. It has been intermittent. I'm thinking I've a ground in the column but I have no idea how to find it. Any suggestions?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-23-2012, 07:31 AM
SSedan64's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Macon, GA.
Age: 50
Posts: 6,016
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
I had a similar problem with my Chevy 71 C10, right blinker indicator in dash would lite up when I switched the Headlights on. The blinker mount bracket on the bumper was loose causing a bad ground.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to SSedan64 For This Useful Post:
Javelin360 (09-23-2012)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-23-2012, 07:59 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,970
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 22
Thanked 314 Times in 242 Posts
I would start by checking the ground at that left blinker light and go from there. In an older car, I would go around and clean all your grounding points.
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to poncho62 For This Useful Post:
Javelin360 (09-23-2012)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-23-2012, 09:19 AM
Javelin360's Avatar
Deviant AMC Guy
 

Last journal entry: Hauling it home from Dixie.
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pioche, Nevada
Posts: 34
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the replies. I look at the mentioned areas today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-23-2012, 06:03 PM
Javelin360's Avatar
Deviant AMC Guy
 

Last journal entry: Hauling it home from Dixie.
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pioche, Nevada
Posts: 34
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Checked the bulbs and they were good. Checked the ground in the trunk and it was good. Noticed some corrosion on the front blinker housing prongs. Used a bit of emery cloth and cleaned them up. Magically everything works correctly now.

Thanks folks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2012, 04:58 AM
EOD Guy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,126
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 149 Times in 137 Posts
Good to hear you got it fixed, alot of folks don't post back with results.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How bad will a 4-bar suspension be with lower bars not parallel to the ground? jamieson Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 05-03-2012 06:54 PM
1981 Camaro, bad starter ground?? lizardking7750 Electrical 8 02-23-2010 08:44 PM
Bad ground? dean7276 Electrical 7 09-16-2007 10:08 AM
Ground cable bad? tomthecomic Electrical 8 08-07-2007 03:51 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.