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Old 06-22-2003, 01:27 PM
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turn signal help!!please!

hey again guys

i have a problem, since installing my new column out of a oldsmobile cutlass in a my 81 malibu i have a problem.

the green left blinker stays solid on but the lights don't come on, ive tried new blubs, tried new socket,

when i pull the fuse out of the dash lights it goes out

when i unplug the steering column it stays on so its not that.

could it be my flashers, they still tick

what could it be guys

btw the ground seems fine, and when i wiggle all the wires behind the dash, it doesn't even flicker just stays solid

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Old 06-22-2003, 09:25 PM
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Sounds like it's grounding out SOMEWHERE - that's why it's on all the time.

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Old 06-22-2003, 09:37 PM
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hmm okay, maybe a ground wire broke off or something, ill have to look again, everyone ive talked to says ground.. but which ground and where

ive got a 81 malibu, the only ground i see is by the e brake and there are 2 wires

any more input?
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:02 PM
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Yeah here's a little input, change your name. After all the crappy things you did to people here you continue to show up and ask questions? I don't get it, some still answer you:skeptic:
Start off new and don't threatin' or call down other members, I can't possibly be the only one who remembers.
Awaiting the threat------ again.


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Old 06-22-2003, 10:04 PM
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Tricky stuff, bro' ... chasin' wires is like looking for needles in haystacks! But, somewhere, THAT wire is shorting or being grounded. You just have to trace it from every direction possible.

I always pray up a storm first - it sure seems to work, too!


PS - Hey, Bonuts : Some of us here haven't been here long enough I guess ... or maybe I just never saw the posts you refer to. But if someone does really inconsiderate things, wouldn't their membership get revoked?

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Old 06-22-2003, 11:18 PM
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THE WAY I FIGURE IT ANYOnre who still has a grund and remembers some guy on the internet is just old

and btw, how do i go about tracing it? do i need one of those special tools, or do i just replace the blinker wire

and technically what is a short?
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:04 AM
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Horvath, he has sent quite a few threats to members, I believe one was to 5.0towncar, but I could be wrong. And I have no idea why his membership has not been revoked. You can ask BBB what else happened.

Loudmalibu, that never made any sense at all. If your refering to my age I'm not old at all or I don't consider 21 old anyways. If you think we should just forget what was done cause it was a while ago or "OLD" it won't happen. Not me anyways, and I know there are others who feel the same your name came up not to long ago in a post. I'm gonna try and find it.


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Old 06-23-2003, 12:30 AM
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I don't know what a "grund" is ... but let's ignore the idea of flaming and stick to the post-question, eh?

The way I trace wires is with my eyes ... physically LOOKING at the wire from the actual bulb connection, and following (tracing) it with my eyes and hands to see where it's going, to see if it's got a break in it, to see if the insulation is worn and touching metal, or to see if it's connected to anything else that's providing a ground.

A "short" is something that creates a ground or stops a ground from happening ... like worn insulation exposing the wire and the wire touching something metal (creating a ground)... or, simply, a broken wire (stopping a ground from happening).

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my buddy said its probally a wire from the new column, eiter getting pinched or something so tommaro im gunna take it out and check it
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:29 PM
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Grounding out does not necessarily mean a ground wire but it means on of the other wires are touching to ground. Hey Bonuts...I remember!!

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hmm.. I had nearly the same problem with my camaro but much worse. On mine if I had the stereo on and turned my head lights on I would blow my tail light fuse. Also during this time I had problems with my blinkers similiar to what you describe.

I ended up tracing it to a ground wire that was running behind my stereo. I had my stereo hooked up to it and thats what was causing the problem. I simply unhooked the stereo from that ground wire and grounded it straight to the body and haven't had a problem since.

Yours most likely isn't the same problem, but I figured I'd just put this suggestion in just incase sum1 else had the same problem I did with 3rd gen camaro.
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