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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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painless wiring problems

alright, got everything buttoned up and it was great to hear ol blue run for the first time in 3 months.

just a few issues, im hoping somebody else here has had similar problems. turn signals and dash lights/panel lamps.

turn signals seem to blink a little too slowly and work sporadically.

when wiring of the rear tail lights, i had no wires to go off of so i followed the directions (white/black wire to back up, white to tail light, and green to turn signal)the back up lights work, and tail light works but no turn signal indicator even when the front turn signals are blinking.

i rechecked my grounds and they are all pretty darn good. i had a hell of a time hooking up the dash harness to the turn signal harness so that could be an issue ill check.

i also have no dash lights.

i havent had a chance to pull out the voltmeter yet but i was wondering if anyone encountered a similar problem.
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but no turn signal indicator even when the front turn signals are blinking.

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Thatís why the fronts are blinking slow. Do the brake lights work?
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nope, no break lights either.
what does that mean.
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Re: painless wiring problems

Rear flashers use the same filament in the bulb as the brake lights. There are two brake/signal wires to the back; one for right side and one for the left. Brake switch powers both wires. In my '78 the right is green, the left is green with a white tracer.
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nope, no break lights either.
what does that mean.

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Not a lot, I was hoping that the brake lights would work and confirm the wiring to them good. You might try the emergency/hazard flashers to see if they work.

The brake light, turn signal and emergency/hazard flasher feeds all go into a connector on the steering column. From there they go through the turn signal and hazard switches to be routed out to the two wires to the individual brake lights.

Here is a typical schematic of the switching in the column provided years ago by in2mud.



Start checking there.
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but no turn signal indicator even when the front turn signals are blinking.

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Thatís why the fronts are blinking slow. Do the brake lights work?

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Funny at the turn indicators in the speedo don't work because they are spliced in with the front turn signal.




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Have the front and rear turnsignals mixed up?
Check to see if the front turnsignals come on when you hit the brake.
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