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Old 05-25-2003, 06:13 PM
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Question turn signal and brake light problem

I've got an IDIDIT tilt column in my 53 and everything has been just ducky with my wiring job up until this morning... I saw the reflection of my front park lights against the garage wall when I stepped on the brakes. Checking a little further into it, I found my turn signals wern't working either. I've done the usual drill, checking out all the bulbs, sockets and easy stuff . I've even went up under the dash and checked all my column connections and they seem to be just fine. Somehow I misplaced the harness schematic that I got with the column when I bought it. I will call IDIDIT tomorrow for another one if I don't fix the problem befor then, but right now, I'm at a loss to know what gives here.. I suspect that maybe the signal switch might be haywire (ALREADY) but I really don't want to chase that idea till I know for sure it's bad.

If anybody has any ideas or better yet, a late 70 to late 80 GM column wire layout I'd sure appreciate the help. If anything makes me feel like dummy, stuff like this does.

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Old 05-25-2003, 09:29 PM
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I fixed it! Thing is, is I'm to darn embarassed to say what was wrong this time...

I just hate it when I do things like that.
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:50 PM
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Been there done that!! wired brake switch into the feed for turn switch. Funny most don't realize there is no bracke bulb just wire the turns up and the brake will follow. Everyone wants a brake curcuit but it's in the switch.
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:58 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by snkbyt:
<strong>Been there done that!! wired brake switch into the feed for turn switch. Funny most don't realize there is no bracke bulb just wire the turns up and the brake will follow. Everyone wants a brake curcuit but it's in the switch.</strong><hr></blockquote>

snkbyt - You're real close.. What you mentioned, is a common mistake that can be made by anybody. I've had my column wired correctly for over a year now and it has been working fine up till I put the polishing cloth to the column - what I did was WAY dummer then that! I never wired up my flasher circuit so my four-ways didn't let me know what my problem was. When I was polishin' the column, I pushed in the flasher knob. Funny, I pulled it out and everything works fine now...

Is that dumb or what?? <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" /> <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" />

Well, it's time to go to work now.. Lets see, pull out the headlight switch and the lights come on.. Right??

[ May 27, 2003: Message edited by: PrimeMover ]</p>
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Old 05-27-2003, 06:15 AM
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LOL!


That's funny, bro'! I was wondering what it was, but that's a good one ... like forgetting to "plug it in" and going nuts about why it won't turn on.

We all have such moments ... human nature is a most curious thing!

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Old 05-27-2003, 07:26 PM
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Alan said; "We all have such moments ... human nature is a most curious thing!"

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Ain't it the truth! - That was one of mine for sure..

By the way Alan, nice truck!
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