WHY DO SIGNAL LIGHTS BOTH FLASH WITHOUT 4WAYS ON

1988 Chevrolet Truck

Tiny

ultimate_taxi

October, 22, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

Why do signal lights both flash without 4ways on

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Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 22, 2012 AT 11:32 PM

I assume you mean they flash in all four corners when you turn on the turn signal. If that is right, check the trailer wiring harness to see if the wires are chewed up and touching.

Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 22, 2012 AT 11:34 PM

Also check if the 4-way flashers are non-functional but the switch is turned on. That will connect the two sides together electrically.

Tiny

ultimate_taxi

October, 23, 2012 AT 12:15 AM

Checked trailer connect still does when unpluged would 4way switch cause headlight connection to flash as well

Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 23, 2012 AT 1:36 AM

You didn't mention anything about the head lights. If you have multiple lighting circuits involved in this problem, check if they're all dimmer than normal. A bad ground will cause the current through one bulb to seek an alternate path to ground, and that is through another bulb(s), but since the voltage splits among them, none will be full brightness.

Tiny

ultimate_taxi

October, 23, 2012 AT 2:25 AM

Any suggestions on where to start looking

Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 23, 2012 AT 2:40 AM

You didn't say if the lights are dim or full brightness. If a ground wire is the problem, you can prove that by removing one bulb. If that causes any other bulb to go off, it's a ground problem. You can also remove all the affected bulbs but one, then check if that one works right. If it turns on with the wrong switches, there is a different wiring problem. Most commonly two wires are touching such as the trailer wires I mentioned. An aftermarket radio that is wired wrong can do that too. There's a wire to it for the tail lights and one from the dash lights.

Tiny

ultimate_taxi

October, 23, 2012 AT 2:46 AM

Funny you mention radio because there is and someone just cut wires off at plugs

Tiny

ultimate_taxi

October, 23, 2012 AT 10:26 PM

Thanks for help got it fixed

Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 23, 2012 AT 11:08 PM

What gremlin did you find?

Tiny

ultimate_taxi

October, 23, 2012 AT 11:25 PM

Radio wired wrong found two broken grounds in front end one wire for radio kept blowing tail light fuse

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