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Title: signal lights
Post by: duane hussey on August 14, 2009, 08:44:34 AM
I am having  a problem with my brake and signal lights. At present the left rear brake and signal lights do not operate. The other brake and signal lights work fine. I have traced the wire from brake light forward to under the dash and did not find any breaks of frayed  wires. Thenfollowing a look at the FSM i am thinking that it maybe the turn signal switch it self. Would this be correct?  Duane
Title: signal lights
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 14, 2009, 09:16:24 AM
What car is this in?
Is the brake and signal on the same circuit or separate?
Which side is it on.  Could it be where it crosses over from one tail light to the other in the trunk?
Title: signal lights
Post by: Leaburn Patey on August 15, 2009, 02:42:26 PM
Keep in mind most sockets are grounded to the body,so when you have the socket in your hands it will not work.

Title: signal lights
Post by: Steve on August 19, 2009, 03:36:37 PM
Bad socket maybe too.  Look and see if the contacts are sunken in to the insulator.  It could be also a switch.  The brake and rear turns are on one side of the switch and the fronts are on the other.  There are 4 separate switches in the turn signal switch.
 
They make repair kits for the sockets.  Check out the "Help" line of products or Standard Ignition.
 
Stan. . .I don't know of any vintage mopar where the brake lights are separate from the signals.
Title: signal lights
Post by: duane hussey on August 19, 2009, 04:48:00 PM
just to let you know I have traced the wiring back to the steering column and I am not getting any current running pastr the steering column   The front signal on the curcuit is working but not the rear part of the curcuit which is leading me to the condlusion of the switch in the steering column.   Stan  it is a 1969  New Yorker   Duane
Title: signal lights
Post by: Steve on August 20, 2009, 06:37:31 AM
did you try wiggling the lever up and down?
Title: signal lights
Post by: Snotty on August 20, 2009, 09:46:42 AM
I experienced the same conditions on my Newport after I had installed a cheap turn signal switch, only on the right side.  Once I put on a correct NOS switch the problem vanished.
 
Could be the source of your problem as well.
Title: signal lights
Post by: lillan on April 23, 2010, 03:32:08 AM
if the break and the light wires is in the same position than separate it may be you get no problem with this thanks

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Title: signal lights
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 23, 2010, 03:15:16 PM
 
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Title: signal lights
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 23, 2010, 03:22:05 PM
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Title: signal lights
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 23, 2010, 03:30:04 PM
Nahhhhhhh.  Leave it be.
 
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Title: signal lights
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 23, 2010, 03:39:54 PM
Just having fun.
hey Stan..dare ya to edit and use this next one over on moparts..
CBarge2010-04-23 20:40:20
Title: signal lights
Post by: duane hussey on April 24, 2010, 03:46:23 PM
actually I got the replacement that went inside the steering column, Needed a little modification but it now works. Got the part from National Moparts
Title: signal lights
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 24, 2010, 07:03:05 PM
Thanks for the Update.
When did you fix it?? Just recently? or when you stopped posting in this topic back in August?
Title: signal lights
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 25, 2010, 03:24:05 AM
Quote from: CBarge
... or when you stopped posting in this topic back in August?

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Title: signal lights
Post by: duane hussey on April 25, 2010, 10:20:08 AM
got it fixed in spring  Spent last fall looking for something  checking out what eever looked like it may have been a lead   \\even had  my father calling places in Newfoundland . After a while just gave up for the winter. This spring started again  and in speaking with Nigel ay national Moparts he said that this  part was now being reproduced . So I got one and it needed a little modification but it works. Duane