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Turn signals stay lit on dash?

My buddy is rebuilding his dodge dart. His turn signal lights are staying lit up on his dash, everything works properly, brake lights, turn signals, etc. Is this a problem with the cluster????

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Usually, that means that there is a bulb burnt out, bad ground or something similar.....I take it those have been checked out.

When the arrows are lit are any of the bulbs lit?

Also, check the ground on the cluster itself
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Thanks I will have my buddy take a second look today.
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Thanks I will have my buddy take a second look today.
Another 'long shot' possibility is if the flashers are "ON", w/a bad flasher, or sometimes w/a turn signal or brake light switch also on simultaneously w/the flashers, can play tricks w/the indicator lights.
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So he said that they come on when he turns on the running lights or the headlights???
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Bad ground somewhere, probably in the cluster....its grounding trough those bulbs
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Thanks again I will pass on the info.
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I had that exact problem once when my instrument panel was not grounded under the dash, and once again when one front light assembly was not grounded (I left a ground screw a little loose).

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Does anyone know, maybe a dodge gu-ru, the instrument cluster on the dodge, does it have a ground screw?? On my dodge pickup the cluster has a center pin connection made up of 8 pins, I think, and the cluster is then srewed to the dash metal frame. There is no specific ground wire. Does the dash metal frame act as the ground??
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Also check to make sure the right bulbs are installed or installed the correct way. I have seen 1156 bulbs in where 1157 should be and they feed back like that.
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all of these answers sound like a good place to start.. if problem persists .... you might have a problem with your turn signal cancellation plate.. i've had to replace quite a few on older cars and school busses.. the contacts get worn out over time and little pieces of the contacts make a track for the current ..
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