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Ground problem?? by David DeVoe
Started on: 10-31-2007 07:16 PM
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Report this Post10-31-2007 07:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David DeVoeClick Here to Email David DeVoeSend a Private Message to David DeVoeDirect Link to This Post
Just noticed my radio display dims considerably when I turn the headlights on. I'm certain this is a ground thing, but does anyone know if there is a ground for the lights and if so where is it located? Also my right turn signal arrow is dim. Any help will be appreciated.
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Report this Post10-31-2007 07:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DodgerunnerClick Here to visit Dodgerunner's HomePageClick Here to Email DodgerunnerSend a Private Message to DodgerunnerDirect Link to This Post
Check the ground wire off the battery Neg to the fender. There is also a ground wire off the transmission to the left frame rail.
Then there are ground screws on the inner fender next to the headlight buckets where the all the lights ground. Look down between the headlight bucket and the fender.
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Report this Post10-31-2007 07:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for josef644Click Here to Email josef644Send a Private Message to josef644Direct Link to This Post
The radio display light is supposed to dim when the headlights are turned on I think. They do on mine, and my Ford truck too.
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Report this Post10-31-2007 08:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DodgerunnerClick Here to visit Dodgerunner's HomePageClick Here to Email DodgerunnerSend a Private Message to DodgerunnerDirect Link to This Post
Oops yes that is right the radio does dim with the lights, the turn signal indicator could be a dirty or weak blub or dirty socket connection.

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Report this Post10-31-2007 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PaulJKSend a Private Message to PaulJKDirect Link to This Post
dirty turn signal indicator causing the radio display to dim (!!?) .... ummmmm ..... yeah ........

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Report this Post11-01-2007 09:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for David DeVoeClick Here to Email David DeVoeSend a Private Message to David DeVoeDirect Link to This Post
What is the logic behind dimming the radio display when the lights come on? I mean I hope you're right because that would eliminate one problem on my list.
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