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Thread: truck issues..

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    Default truck issues..

    talk about a little off topic eh? well, the truck does smoke a little every now and then...

    anyway.. for any of you gearheads out there. what would cause a hazard and brake light not to work, but the running and turn are fine. same corner. and no, its not the bulb. thats new. not fuse, there are only front and rear fuses for the lights. and this in only on the left rear. its also not, at least i dont' think it is, the multi switch in the column. checked the wires as best as i could see them.. they seem okay. ???

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    Could be one of several things. A bad socket, shorted wire, or a bad connection in the switch. Unlikely the turn signal switch cuz the hazzard switch is seperate. I would likely think in the wires or the socket.
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    Chevy taillights can corrode in the taillight assembly. Some lights work because they find a ground though another system. So- thats what Jonser said!!

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    All of those are good answers. I've chashed a lot of electrical problems. They usually end up being a bad ground, or corrosion. I assume you can eliminate DAPO(dumbass previous owner) as a problem? Bad combo switch would affect front and rear. The blinking is controled by a flasher unit. the switches tell the flasher what fixtures to iluminate. Remove the non operable bulb from its socket and check for 12 volts. If yes your bulb is bad. If no, start back from there to find out where the voltage is lost. If you don't have one, google a wiring diagram for your year and make of truck. Since the hazard and turn indicator are usually the same filament, and the problem is only on one corner, I'm betting on some corrosion in the socket.

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    and I would use the sockets ground on the meter or test light.

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    do a conteniuity test on the flasher unit it mat be the culprit. if the fasher checks ok then the turnsignal/dimmer switch is bad.#@$!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabinetmaker View Post
    All of those are good answers. I've chashed a lot of electrical problems. They usually end up being a bad ground, or corrosion. I assume you can eliminate DAPO(dumbass previous owner) as a problem? Bad combo switch would affect front and rear. The blinking is controled by a flasher unit. the switches tell the flasher what fixtures to iluminate. Remove the non operable bulb from its socket and check for 12 volts. If yes your bulb is bad. If no, start back from there to find out where the voltage is lost. If you don't have one, google a wiring diagram for your year and make of truck. Since the hazard and turn indicator are usually the same filament, and the problem is only on one corner, I'm betting on some corrosion in the socket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cabinetmaker View Post
    All of those are good answers. I've chashed a lot of electrical problems. They usually end up being a bad ground, or corrosion. I assume you can eliminate DAPO(dumbass previous owner) as a problem? Bad combo switch would affect front and rear. The blinking is controled by a flasher unit. the switches tell the flasher what fixtures to iluminate. Remove the non operable bulb from its socket and check for 12 volts. If yes your bulb is bad. If no, start back from there to find out where the voltage is lost. If you don't have one, google a wiring diagram for your year and make of truck. Since the hazard and turn indicator are usually the same filament, and the problem is only on one corner, I'm betting on some corrosion in the socket.

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