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Old 06-27-2003, 04:41 AM
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Question Front signals come on with brakes

On my 65 GTO my front parking lights come on when I use my brakes. I have new wiring harnesses at both front and rear. My signals have problems as well. I plan on installing a new wiring harness under the dash this winter when I restore my dash and Steering wheel. One thing I know I'm missing is the signal flasher can under the dash. Anyone have any ideas on why my front lights come on with my brakes?

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Old 06-27-2003, 04:45 AM
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make sure your not using single filament bulbs.....they will enervate your front parking lites when you brake.......
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Check all your bulbs, it is possible for a dual filament bulb to break and part of the broken filament to contact the other filament and cause feed back.

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Check all your bulbs, it is possible for a dual filament bulb to break and part of the broken filament to contact the other filament and cause feed back.

Vince
the above has been the #1 reason I have always found that made the parking lites come on when using the brake, AND it can be just ONE bulb too.........joe
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Right on target 302;

When I went to work at the local chevy dealership, that was the first thing I had to deal with,Some of the guys had shorted out bulbs and they put one in one of the cars off the lot and made sure I drew that job,took me two days to find that %$%^&^% bulb(on a sugg. from a friend) now I keep one in my tool box.lol.

Oh, and I also keep a loaded condenser,ZAP.

It`s called a ground feed back Good luck;

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Long time ago when I first started as a mechanic at the local Chevy dealership this happened to me. I drew a ticket on a 75 Chevelle with an engine noise. The ticket identified the car as a maroon Chevelle 2dr. My luck there was two on the lot that fit that description. Without looking at the tag number I plopped myself in the drivers seat and cranked it up. It didn't want to start, but eventually did and was running horribly. I put it in gear and it died. Tried to restart it, but it was a no go. Jumped out and raised the hood and was floored by what I saw. One head on the small block was gone, one side of the intake open to the air, distributor still in place, plug wires hanging out in the open. If I hadnt't seen it myself I would have bet an engine would not run in that condition.

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Cool! Thanks for the replies guys! I never would have thought about checking for a bad or wrong bulb. I was thinking more along the lines of a crossed wire.

troy-curt - Sometimes the guys at work really know how to bust 'em off ehh?!:laugh:

Vince - LOL! That's a funny story! :laugh:
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Oh yeah,
Drawers full of grease, boxs wired to 110, snakes in drawers, and even turds.lol
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