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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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New 95' YJ Rio Grande Owner-turn signal/front running light quesiton. Please Help

I recently purchased my first Jeep, a 5 speed 95 Rio Grande. I have enjoyed everything so far with the car but I am having one issue with the passenger side front turn signal/running light. The turn signal has occasionally acted as if the front bulb needed to be replaced (by having the signal stick to the on position and not flashing). However, a quick tap or two on the outside of the light on the front of the vehicle fixes this issue and the signal turns on. This problem occurs frequently. In addition, that same light doesn't seem to work at all as a running light when the lights are on. Are there any suggestions on what this may sound like to you all with experience? I have switched the bulbs so the bulbs are not the issue I do not think. If there are more details I can provide please let me know. Thanks for your help.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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I would say a bad ground, but I am really bad with electrical
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Unread 06-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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X2 here. Pull the connector apart and see if it's green with corrosion and clean it up and do the same for the bulb and socket. Hell you might want to do all of your lights while your at it.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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X2 here. Pull the connector apart and see if it's green with corrosion and clean it up and do the same for the bulb and socket. Hell you might want to do all of your lights while your at it.
Sure enough a little corrosion had gotten on the connector and I was able to simply scrape the corrosion off. Thanks for the help!
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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Sure enough a little corrosion had gotten on the connector and I was able to simply scrape the corrosion off. Thanks for the help!
No problem, glad to help.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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Had same problem with my recently purchased 94. How it passed inspection is beyond me. On mine I had to replace the socket because the pins were broken.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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1995 YJ Rio Grande

Howdy -- welcome. I have the same year/model as your's.

I have all kinds of these issues from the Jeep sitting for months at
a time outside near the beach. Just take ALL of them apart and clean
them up. I also had an issue with my dash lights inside and I got some
electric spray and did a few shots into the dial/dimmer and that worked.
You will also run into issues with your door locks (all of them). Go by your
trusty locksmith and buy some of that lock spray they have and spray inside
the lock mechanism and turn the key about 10 times. Do this about every
few months .....

Have fun !!!!! Randy from Oceanside
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #8
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Howdy -- welcome. I have the same year/model as your's.

I have all kinds of these issues from the Jeep sitting for months at
a time outside near the beach. Just take ALL of them apart and clean
them up. I also had an issue with my dash lights inside and I got some
electric spray and did a few shots into the dial/dimmer and that worked.
You will also run into issues with your door locks (all of them). Go by your
trusty locksmith and buy some of that lock spray they have and spray inside
the lock mechanism and turn the key about 10 times. Do this about every
few months .....

Have fun !!!!! Randy from Oceanside
Good advise Randy! But like a lot of us, I'd rather drive it than work on it! It's way more fun!
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