Front parking lights don't work

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 60,000 MILES
Front parking lights don't work. Bulbs OK
Rear parking lights are OK
Turn indicators in rear are OK
Both front turn indicator lights flash when you select either direction.
Both arrows on dash flash.
Emergency flashers are OK
High beam problem message in dash display.
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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 8:20 PM

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Tiny
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Have you had the body control module scanned for codes yet?Also do you have a multi meter to do some testing?
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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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No on the scan.
I do have a meter.
I am an electronic tech. I can troubleshoot with assistance.
Craig
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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 2:55 AM
Tiny
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So the rear turn signals flash faster then normal?
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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Check the black wires to the front turn signals see if you have two ohms or less?Then turn on the parking lights see if you have battery voltage to the yellow wires to the bulbs?
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 4:02 AM
Tiny
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The 2 Ohms would be to ground, by the way.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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Looks like the ground return is open.
I read 12vdc on the yellow, and black wires at the back of the headlight.

Open from the black wire to ground checking ohms.

Can I just tie that black wire to the chassis, or is that a no-no?
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
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Tying it to the chassis should be fine. If I recall, that's where it's tied anyway. Look for a star-ring terminal somewhere near the left headlight. That should be the ground for the front portion of the lighting circuit.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the assit rivermikerat I havent been getting my email alerts when someone posts a reply on a question I answered.I had a feeling it was the ground side since the turn signal and parking light were both out. Missed the ground part in my test description thanks for correcting that. Yes the forward lamp harnesses usually just have a central ground point on a ringed terminal with a splice pack the chassis. Probably got some corrossion in there. Would be easier to find it and clean it up then run a new ground I think.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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Found it.
Thanks guys.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Not a problem. Glad I could be of help. Have a good one, both of you.

By the way, it's raining buckets here in S o Paulo, Brazil. And around 80-85 degrees.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome thats what were here for. Even here in sunny socal it overcast and has been raining.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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Saturntech: You should see the rain we've been getting here in S o Paulo the last couple of days.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
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Iam sure its really coming down.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 AT 4:31 AM

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