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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 11:54 AM
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I tried back feeding a ground threw the left marker light and it made no difference. The side marker lights, running and tail lights all work with the key. I have full power to the left marker light when the key is on but when I try the blinker power drops slightly. Is it still a ground problem when all the other lights work as they should Thank's
Why are you messing with the "Marker Light" circuit...????

You have a ground issue with the "Turn Signal" circuit.

Read post # 2 and post # 3 again.....!!

When are you going to check the turn signal bulbs and sockets....??????
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OK I took the front left blinker out and everything looks good, then I ran a jumper wire from the battery ground to the bulb base and the blinker light is still dim.
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OK I took the front left blinker out and everything looks good, then I ran a jumper wire from the battery ground to the bulb base and the blinker light is still dim.
If you know you have a good ground at the bulb by jumping to the negative on the battery there are two possibilities. Either the bulb is bad or you have resistance in the power circuit somewhere. Check all contacts starting with the bulb, then the socket and keep working backwards. A voltage drop test would be the best test if you are familiar with that. You use a voltmeter and put one probe on each side of a contact, switch or plug. You should have a reading near zero or zero. If you find a whole volt or two etc. The problem is between the two voltmeter probe locations. If you find the rear is dim I would really suspect the turn light switch as it powers front and rear.

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There was very little voltage going to the blinker side of the bulb.Good news and bad news, I couldn't find anything wrong with the rear blinker so I dropped my left tail light where I have my trailer plug mounted and the blinkers started to work and I can't get the to quit again. I will have to trace the wiring to see if I can find the problem, any ideas what is going on?

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You should always state clearly, in the first post, that you have any kind of accessory wiring. It will save time.
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You should always state clearly, in the first post, that you have any kind of accessory wiring. It will save time.

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I cut the wires to the trailer plug and isolated them. The wife doesn't ride anymore so I don't need the trailer. The only thing now is when I want to use the four ways I have to push the switch and turn the blinker on to make them work.
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funky problems nearly always, right at 99% of the time, are the result of bad accessory wiring.
Another good reason why accessory wiring should be isolated from the OEM wiring.

Then when issues occur with accessory wiring it doesn't affect the OEM circuits.....!!
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