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Unread 05-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Help, put jeep back togeather , tail lights and blinkers don't work

Im putting my jeep togeather and I tested the head lights and they work and the small left blinker works , right blinkers, large front left blinker , brake lights don't work , it was raining today and might have gotten wet ? The large left blinker and large right blinker were pluged in and the small left blinker went out while the other two lights were to dim to really see. Maby not producing enough amps? Please help

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Unread 05-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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check the bulbs and grounds
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Unread 05-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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the front blinkers ground themselves to the body via the special bolt they use. make sure everything has clean contacts with the body and wireing harness plugs are not corroded. a little sand paper on the contacts to clean, followed with dielectric grease works wonders on all you plugs!!!!!!!
the rears as well ground to the body so make sure the body and mounting bolts are making good CLEAN contact. I ran short ground wires for the rears on mine and got a better contact and brighter lights. this helped a ton as i have painted corner gaurds on the rear.
they're all looped together so pull everything, clean, and reinstall everything completely before rechecking.
check with the engine off and running. sometimes a weak battery will give funny results when just in the ACC possition but work well with the engine running.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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While you're at it you might consider doing this too; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/si...grade-1022601/
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Unread 05-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input gents , I ended up cleaning all the connections and checking the grounds, the tail lights wernt grounding to the jeep, I removed the paint in the holes where the bolts go and wala all lights worked again. Thanks again
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Unread 05-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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That's great news home alone, I reckon that why service manuals always start with the simplest and easy things when doing a diagnostic. I've found over the years even without a manual going for the fueses first, then the grounds, then the .... etc.
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