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Old 05-08-2003, 01:48 PM
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Question turn signals....

I have a real strange deal going on here with my 71 camaro.
My rear turn signals work fine, left and right. The front drivers side works fine, but when I turn on the pass side, both headlights blink instead of the turn signal. I checked the wiring and everything seems to be in order in the engine compartment. I made sure I have a good ground by adding a terminal strip on the fender wall where I have a wire from the neg post on the battery terminated, one wire going to the grd post for the pass headlight, a wire which grounds the frame and the engine. Another wire grounds the MSD, and yet another grounds the fuel pump wiring. There is continuity between each termination and from the strip back to the battery.
It sounds like a ground problem but I think I have covered that pretty well.
The dimmer switch has been replaced (quite a while ago), and the problem didn't start until long after that anyway.
Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them?

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Old 05-08-2003, 06:34 PM
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i don't know how this problem would have just started on its own unless somebody was messing with the wiring. i would recheck the harness that goes to the front pass. side lights and make sure that everything is wired properly. it sounds like somehow, your hot wire to supply power to your signal lamp is feeding into the headlight circuit. sounds obvious but i can't see the problem being caused by anything else. not a ground problem, but power circuit problem.

hope this helps.

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thanks jb, I will check that out. The whole thing doesn't make alot of sense.
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well I came up with a wiring diagram and found that the side marker on the pass side had one of its leads grounded. I corrected that and now the headlights only blink minimally, and only when in the low beam position. So will get into this thing a bit further, but it must be a ground issue.
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What kind of wiring harness are you using? I have the opposite problem my front signals and lights work fine and the rear driver side turn signal works but all the rear lights blink when the passenger turn signal is on. I don't have the time to dig through it now but am interested what you find the problem is. I am using an ez wiring harness with a gm column.
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My wiring harness is original, except for the splices that were added before I got the car. Looks like I am going to be getting an e-z harness for the front end though. Say where do you get them and how much are they?

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You have a ground feed back. Try replaycing the bulbs, one at a time.
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One thing that I have seen cause these types of problems in the past is the wrong bulbs. Make sure that you have the right kind of bulbs in the sockets. That means 2 element bulbs in sockets for 2 elements and single bulbs in single sockets. Sometimes the sockets will accept the wrong type bulbs. I would check them all first.
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If you're looking for the EZ-Wire kit, I just did my truck and have a daily photo diary posted at my site of the whole process (see link below my sig). I bought the <a href="http://www.ezwiring.com/18_fuse__21_circuit_harness.htm" target="_blank">18 Fuse - 21 Circuit</a> kit for $175 and it sure made a difference in everything.

I would check the wires at the column ... make sure they arent shorting there ... and also at the dimmer switch.

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I know this doesn't help w/your current issue, but to be honest when you said your headlights actually flash, I thought that would look pretty trick! Then again, I like different stuff like that.

With my luck, I'd set it up that way and although I thought it looked "cool" while it was working, it would be melting wires under the hood or something. 8^]


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