Originally Posted by valtiel43
I have a 1980 Trans Am that someone must have done some strange wiring to.
My turn signals don't work at all. And whenever I press the brake pedal my front parking lights come on, basically like I have brake lights in the front of the car. The turn signal indicator lights in the dash also light up when I hit the brakes. The parking lights still come on like normal when I just turn them on with the headlights, and everything else on the car works as it should.
I want to say it seems like the parking lights were somehow spliced into the brake lights or something. I really want to get the turn signals working on this thing.
Does anyone have any idea what could have happened here and how I could fix it? I don't even know where to begin. This car had an engine swap so I'm thinking someone put something in the wrong place when putting it back together.
( without seeing your car i am assuming you have a switch similar to my Mustang which has two pins, one of which is live all the time. The other pin goes active when the switch is activated and powers up the brake globes)
I would start in the trunk area and see what colour wire your brake light globes are fed by. You need to trace that wire. It will probably be sitting next to the brake pedal switch or somewhere nearby disconnected. When you think you have found it connect it to the brake pedal switch. The other side of the two prong switch should be live all the time fed from the fuse panel. Your park light will be fed by the wire from the brake switch and the wire from the light switch, two power feeds.
Or , you can start frm the park light wire in the front and work your way back to the light switch and find where the brake wire is connected to your park light circuit.
A diagram would help