Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sour Lake, Texas
turn signal gremlins
I recently installed LED flushmount turn/run/brake lights on the rear of my 85 CJ. Everything but turn signals worked, which I expected due to lighter load. They worked when I hooked up my trailer lights, fine, no unknown problem there.
Then I replaced the front signals with LED flushmount run/turn. I also installed an electronic flasher (#262) which is supposed to be a direct replacement for the 552 thermal stock flasher. The signals didn't flash, but they would stay on (bright), so I added an small incand. light (more load) inline in the front signals, still no flash, but solid on when I initiated the switch. Everything else (brakes, emergen. flashers, run lights) all work right.
I went thru all the light grounds, cleaning and re-attaching. Then I pulled the fuse block and cleaned contacts fuse contacts, and examined wires, all good. Still no flash, just solid bright when I hit the turn signal.
So I checked my 262 flasher at the light, between the hot and the light. They flashed correctly. Polarity didn't matter on the flasher, they worked. I'm getting 11.89v at the pos terminal in the flasher female spade contact of the fuse block with the turn signal activated.
If I just pull my turn signal fuse, no turn light at all. If I just pull the flasher, I still get constant hot running to the turn signals when I activate the signals.
Am I getting a hot into the turn signal circuit somewhere that's coming in after the flasher terminal? That would only be after I activated the turn signal, otherwise they would be always bright and I wouldn't have running lights.
This only started after I changed the front lights. They are three wire (ground, park, and turn) lights that work if I put the flasher relay between them and the hot turn wire. But nothing works with the flasher in the fuse block. I'm stumped.
Last edited by Skotter; 09-25-2011 at 05:30 PM.
Reason: more specific