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post #1 of 15 Old 12-21-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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dim turn signal

Hey guys. Having a problem with my front passenger parking light. When the bulb is in the socket tje front and back turn signal does not work. It seems like it is stuck on. But when i remove the front passenger parking light bulb everything is normal and works except for the front passenger side obviously. When i put the bulb in it is very dim also. Don't know where to start. Thinking relay, ground problem. Figured I'd adk before i start taking it apart. Thanks,for any help you can give would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-21-2013, 12:57 PM
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Having a blinker stay on steady is a sign of a burned out bulb. Something is causing low voltage at that socket. By all means check the ground and make sure the socket is clean. Would not be afraid to put new bulbs in anyhow, bulb grease is good too.

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post #3 of 15 Old 12-21-2013, 10:11 PM
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I thought I replied to this... weird

I had a similar situation. Under the dash there are two flasher modules. Replace both of them. It fixed mine.

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post #4 of 15 Old 12-22-2013, 07:03 AM
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The bulbs in the rear are easy to insert wrong into the socket. It causes your symptoms.

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post #5 of 15 Old 12-22-2013, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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My rear tail lights are leds. They have been in at least 2 years or since before i had bougjt the jeep. But i will check connections from the rear to the front. I just changed the flasher relays under the dash. One was for turn signals a nd the other was for hazards. Same problem. Gonna clean up socket and check for bad ground next. Npt unless im missing a step here?
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post #6 of 15 Old 12-22-2013, 08:29 AM
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I've seen those symptoms when another bulb elsewhere has burned out. My advice is double check all your other bulbs as a first step, before other electrical components. Hopefully all it is is an inexpensive bulb replacement!
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post #7 of 15 Old 01-19-2014, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well i found 3 corroded wires within my rear tailights. That had fixed the problem with the bulb staying on constantly. But im still having a problem with my side marker lights. Everything works perfect when my headlghts aren't turned on, but when i turn them on my side marking lights do not come on. It's weird, everything else works normal except those lights..any ideas?
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-19-2014, 12:58 PM
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The grounds are bad.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-19-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ok
Then i will go through the ground wires on the light. I changed the marker light bulbs with the compatible led bulbs. This wouldn't have anything to do with this. Would it?
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Lol. Yes. It could be the reason. Try a standard bulb.

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Alright. I'm hoping that's it. Just weird that those bulbs would work without the headlights on . Well i will find out if it is the led bulbs or not tomorrow. Thanks
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-20-2014, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Finally the side markers work with the headlights on. . I changed the front marker bulbs from led to the regular style bulbs and they work with the rest of the jeep.. what is the issue with the led bulbs? The numbers match up. They are the 194 style led bulb. Anyway thank you guys for your help. Greatly appreciated.. at least it was an easy fix.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-20-2014, 06:25 PM
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You need a load resistor for a voltage drop across the bulbs. Look it up for a good value.

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post #14 of 15 Old 01-21-2014, 04:54 AM
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didn't happen to try turning that LED around in the socket did you? Remember LED's only work in ONE direction

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-21-2014, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Yes i did. The bulbs did not work when they are turned around.i will lpok intp a lpad resistor. Thank ypu guys for everything.
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