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post #1 of 5 Old 07-10-2013, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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1997 XJ rear turn signal?

We're checking all the lights on the XJ the other day to prepare it for an inspection when I realized that the rear turn signals didn't work like they should. When I put on the left signal the left lights flashes but when I put it on to the right both rear lights will flash. They both flash very bright which would eliminate a ground problem?
The front signals are flashing like they should do, no problems there.

I know that they worked a year ago, but after that I have no idea. The switch behind the steering wheel sometimes needs to be pressed twice, could a faulty switch cause this problem?

What am I to do first?


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-11-2013, 06:41 PM
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When you say both flash do you mean left and right or do you mean both turn and brake?
The switch on top of the column is the hazard switch, what happens when you activate it? It has been known to cause issues turning it on an off several times usually clears the problem.


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post #3 of 5 Old 07-12-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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I mean both left and right. Today I tried it again and now it is acting a bit different, when I turn it on to either side that side will flash bright and the other side will flash very weak. It is the same for both left and right. Sometimes on the road when I turn on the signal it will just make a buzzing sound.

I will try to use the hazard lights 100 times or so!

The hazard lights works just fine!
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-12-2013, 09:34 PM
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Probably the turn signal switch. Something similar happened to mine where it would flash both rear turn signals but only one in the front. Swapped the turn signal switch out and everything is a-ok now.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-15-2013, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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It turned out to be the switch as you said, new switch in and everything is fine so far!
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