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.
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.