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post #1 of 4 Old 06-28-2005, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Turn signal to fast, brake/turn fuses blowing and a gas gauge with an identity chrisi

My jeep keeps blowing fuses for the turn signals and brake lights. Before the fuse the turn signals blink faster than they should. The gas gauge also likes to go between full and empty with the blinking of the signals. I can see a wire grounding out blowing the fuses and adding resistance causing the signals to blink faster but what is up with the gas gauge?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-29-2005, 10:56 AM
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bad ground?

six cylinder 4.2 engines have a ground strap at the back of the cylinder head that will break off . dont know your engine but probably same place for others . had similar problem and had trouble tracking the problem down. i revvd the engine and the gauge would go up and down all sort of electrical probs.
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gas gauge is probly touching one of the light wires and or grounding out...check all connections. Fast blinking is also cause by a bad/burned out bulb ...

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Well I put in a new flasher and the blinking is now at normal speed. The ones that came out (non-original) read 53ohms and the new one read 43ohms so I guess that's part of the problem. I also found one stripped wire under the dash that I fixed, not for a turn signal but I'm sure it saved me some future headache.

My fuel gauge still flies around though both when the turn signal is on and when I hit bumps so I still have another problem. I tried my flashers and get nothing which is probably a big contributer here. I'm going to go clean up my grounds and see if that gets me anywhere. Is it possible the flasher switch is bad and grounding out?

The bulbs are all good and it's both sides, a burnt bulb would only affect one side woudn't it? I've never had one go on a jeep before (only thing that hasn't broken so far) but most cars only the bad side blinks.
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