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Unread 09-24-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
thirstybob
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Proper ground after nutter

Request for a little guidance please. I performed the nutter bypass, removed the excess wiring and reloceated a new ICM to the passenger side fender well. I'm experiencing a few electrical issues and I'll say, that I had no issues prior to this. One is that after this modification I have no back up lights and the e-brake light stayed on or flickered. Two, I now have back up lights??(I don't know when they came back on??) but the passenger side brake light does not work. Three, the turn signals do not flash with the head lights on, they do flash with the head lights off.
I'm suspecting that it's a ground issue. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

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Unread 09-24-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Did you remove the battery to tub ground when you removed all the computer related wiring?

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Unread 09-24-2014, 07:54 AM   #3
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Did you remove the battery to tub ground when you removed all the computer related wiring?

Matt
Thanks for the quick response.
I don't recall. Where would I look? Is it as simple as the Neg cable pigtail grounded to the tub?
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Ooopsie! did we remove more wires than needed or mayhaps unplug or disturb other connectors in the process.
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Ooopsie! did we remove more wires than needed or mayhaps unplug or disturb other connectors in the process.
Kinda what I was thinkin, hence my original question.
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I wanted to post my findings in hopes to help others with a similar struggle.
After extensive research, a post by John Strenk (thank you for your wisdom!) put me on the right path. He made mention that the brake light switch wiring goes through the turn signal switch before going to the brake lights. Low and behold, a poor wire connection on the lower steering column where the turn signal switch plugs in. All lights functional!
Thanks John and thanks Matt, for your response.
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