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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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cj7 turn signals do not work

Im not sure where to start with this one so i thought i would ask on here and see what kind of help i can get. I recently bought an 85 cj7 and my turn signals do not work.

Brake lights and hazards work. My turn signals do not(front and rear). If i have the brake pressed and turn the signal on then the brake light goes out. If the brake is not pressed then nothing happens when i turn the signal on.

If you can help me it would be greatly appreciated. If there is anymore info needed please let me know.

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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:08 AM   #2
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Could be fuse or flasher/blinker assembly.

Since the hazard/brakes work, that eliminates the wiring from the switch so all that is left is power coming into the switch.

Get a test light and see were the power stops.

The turn signals are on a different fuse and flasher/blinker from the fuse box.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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Look at your turn signal on Speedo. If the light comes on but does not blink the bulb is not working.....broken,bad ground,etc.

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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:46 AM   #4
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Look at your turn signal on Speedo. If the light comes on but does not blink the bulb is not working.....broken,bad ground,etc.

Hope that helps
Ah, i think you are saying if the light on the speedo comes on and does not blink, then the bulb in the turn signal (Front or rear) is broken or has a poor contact someplace (ground, Socker, etc.).

Since only 1 bulb is on, there is less current being drawn through the flasher unit that it never gets hot enough to start cycling.

Makes sense but I think he said his Hazards work so I assumed that all the bulbs in the turn signal circuit are working.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 05:01 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help.

I forgot to mention i looked at the flasher for the turn signals and it is good and all the bulbs are working.

Any other suggestions?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #6
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How did you test the flasher?
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The mechanism that activates the turn signal,under steering wheel,could have bad connections........

Dave in Muskegon
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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:11 AM   #8
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Power for the turn signal starts at the flasher, goes up the column through the switch and then back down the column and out the flasher to the lights.

You should have (switched) power on one side of the flasher always. I found in my situation, the fuse block connector at the flasher just plain ol' gave out. My fix was two small "patch cords" with male and female blade connectors. (think two inch long extension cords) I had to find another source for switched power on the block and plug into it with a cord. I removed the flasher from the block, plugged a cord into the "out" socket for the flasher and patched it to the "out" of the flasher unit. I then patched my new source of power to the "in of the flasher. Remember though that you now have a different fuse controlling the turn signals. Yes the flasher is dangling in the breeze, (I secured mine with a zip tie) but until I finally tackle rebuilding my electrics, it works. No cutting was involved, so I feel good about that. Not the prettiest, but it works and again, not permanent but safe.
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.... Yes the flasher is dangling in the breeze, (I secured mine with a zip tie) but until I finally tackle rebuilding my electrics, it works. No cutting was involved, so I feel good about that. Not the prettiest, but it works and again, not permanent but safe.
That's OK, the 84 and on CJ's also have the Turn signal flasher dangling in the breeze also.

The flasher in the fuse box is only for the Hazards.
The turn Signal Flasher is hidden/dangling above the parking brake.
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