Turn signals and brake lights quit today

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  1. Yellowdart69

    Yellowdart69 Well-Known Member

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    Any quick and easy solutions? Both front and rear signals stopped. All running lights are working. Thanks.
     
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    brake light switch, bad ground,
     
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    If they both quit at the same time, then probably the Fuse. They are on the same circuit IIRC.But;The rear sockets need to be grounded back to the battery, so it could just as easily be the ground.
    But;If the front turn-signals light up but do not flash,then it's probably a faulty Turn-signal switch in the top of the column.
    And if all the turn signal bulbs illumine (2+2)but do not flash, then replace the flasher. If that don't do it, then check the grounds;again.
    But make sure the brake switch is working before tearing down the column.

    All the power for the rear brakelites/signals is routed through the signal switch. I have seen a few melted signal switches, and then nothing connects anymore.....
     
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  5. Yellowdart69

    Yellowdart69 Well-Known Member

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    Luckily, it was the Flasher unit, for the Emergency Flashers.
     
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    I don't understand that; That guy should not affect the brake lites.
    But I guess I don't need to know everything.
    Congrats on the easy fix!
     
  7. Yellowdart69

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    When the flasher is on, the brake lights don't work. So they are connected, somehow.