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Unread 02-23-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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signal light goes on when I brake

My left turn signal light goes on whenever I brake (both the dash light and the exterior lights). This only happens when I brake ( 9 out of 10 times ) and the only time it doesn't happen is when my right turn signal is on.
I'm pulling my hair out over this one! Any Idea's?

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Unread 02-24-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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did your dash get wet? usually that happens when the dash is wet
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Unread 02-24-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
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Nope, the dash didnt get wet. We have the usual floor flood when it rains, but it's been a month since that happened, and this signal light thing has only been going on for 2-3 days now.
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Unread 02-24-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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wish i had an answer for you, my friends TJ does the same thing and the dealer has no idea
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Unread 02-24-2005, 12:51 AM   #5
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LOL, is it your left signal that goes on? mine does that to and finally figured out that the lever gets a little sticky when returning to center. the next time that happens, just push up on the lever a bit and it should go away
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Unread 02-24-2005, 02:39 AM   #6
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Check to see if you have the correct bulb in there, The wrong bulb could cause feedback thru the system
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Unread 02-24-2005, 05:33 AM   #7
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There's a thread posted in here titled "Jeep is Ill", which describes kinda the same problem I had this week.
I would put my left flasher on and the dash light and fog lights would flash on and off.
It turned out to be the flasher socket which was all corroded inside, causing a short.
I suggest you look at each one of the flashers, starting with the front. Just reach up under the fenders and turn the socket 90...it should come out. Pull out the lightbulb and check the four little wire contacts, if they're screwed up, then that's your problem. If not, check out the contacts in the socket for crud. Do the other front flasher and the back ones too. If you have any doubts about the bulbs, change 'em....they're cheap.

Let us know how it works out.
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Unread 02-24-2005, 06:03 AM   #8
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Me Too

Mine does that as well.
Its the left one I am betting. Like someone else said just jiggle the lever a bit and it will work as it should it has an issue returing to center sometimes.
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Unread 02-24-2005, 06:05 AM   #9
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another thing to check is your grounds. you stated that the floor has been flooded occasionally, think boat trailer here. if your plugs, and or grounding points for the lights became submerged they could have corroded over time and caused the problem to show up now vs right after being submerged. inadequate or nonexistent grounds have been known to cause some very odd symptoms. good luck!
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Unread 02-24-2005, 06:20 AM   #10
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As previously posted, if it is the left turn signal that stays on it is a sticky lever. A simple giggle is all it needs.
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