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marker light and front running light no work - help by JohnF
Started on: 10-17-2007 01:59 PM
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Report this Post10-17-2007 01:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnFClick Here to Email JohnFSend a Private Message to JohnFDirect Link to This Post
As title says. Right front running/turn signal/parking light and right side marker light quit working when Parking light switch is "on" and when headlights are "on". I have WebElectric Daytime Running Lights installed. With ign switch "on", the left side illuminates bright element for running and the low power element of the right side bulb(not the bright element as it did before this problem) in the parking/turn signals. The bright element illuminates in both when the turn signal is activated. Marker light blinks as normal with turn signal activiated. I have replaced bulbs in both locations - no changes. I have checked fuses. No problems. I have checked wiring (?) and detect no problems.

Hazard warning lights works normally all 'round (including the right side marker). Oddly, though, the right side parking bulb flashes the dim element only - not the bright as on the left side.

Seems to me a ground problem. WebElectric module, maybe? Any suggestions?
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Report this Post10-17-2007 05:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mr.PBodyClick Here to visit Mr.PBody's HomePageClick Here to Email Mr.PBodySend a Private Message to Mr.PBodyDirect Link to This Post
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Kind of like this? I Cleaned the grounds on the inside of the fender, check to make sure the bulb socket is complete, check for resistance using an ohm-meter between the socket ground and the chassis. I replaced both bulbs and put in a new electronic type flasher. Jiggle the ground wire around a bit on the socket to make sure you have a good connection. Also make sure the wiring isn't twisted. Mine now works.
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Report this Post10-17-2007 06:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by JohnF:
Seems to me a ground problem


you answered your own guestion
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Report this Post10-17-2007 06:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for josef644Click Here to Email josef644Send a Private Message to josef644Direct Link to This Post
buddycraigg is correct
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Report this Post10-18-2007 11:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gem1138Click Here to Email gem1138Send a Private Message to gem1138Direct Link to This Post
I had the same thing happen the day I was going to get an inspection sticker of course.
I posted here and got the same advice but it turned out to just be corrosion on the contacts. I cleaned them and presto.
It appears that the socket for the front indicator/parking light was borrowed from another GM car and had the ground wire added as a modification to make it applicable to a plastic bodied car.
Also, my mechanic neighbor recommended that I apply some electrically conductive (electrolytic as opposed to dielectric) grease to the contacts but I have yet to find such a product readily available. Any suggestions are welcome on this issue of course.
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Report this Post10-18-2007 01:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by gem1138:
Also, my mechanic neighbor recommended that I apply some electrically conductive (electrolytic as opposed to dielectric) grease to the contacts but I have yet to find such a product readily available. Any suggestions are welcome on this issue of course.


i dont recommend that. not only would the park and turn circuits be able to bleed in to each other. both circuits could just as well short to ground.
you might as well cut off the wires, strip back the insolation and twist them all together.
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