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No signals now. (Last elect. question.I promise)

Last one. I got everything else electrically fixed, I just have no directional signals. When I put the headlights on, the two green arrows on the dash board that show the signals stay on all the time and when I depress the signal lever either way, the corosponding green arrow goes out and doesn't flash. Is there something inside the steering column that could be causing this problem? I'm thinking the arrows staying on all the time might be it's way of alerting that there is a problem somewhere?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 03:32 PM
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Re: No signals now. (Last elect. question.I promise)

check the grounds.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: No signals now. (Last elect. question.I promise)

Checked em all several times. I even cleaned the grounding surfaces with sandpaper to make sure they had a good contact.
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Re: No signals now. (Last elect. question.I promise)

Visual inspections are better than nothing but not as good as a test with a volt meter. Activate the lamps and measure between the ground lead and the battery ground - should see very small voltage or 0 volts. Next measure from the lamp power wire to the battery ground - should see 12 volts though I doubt it will flash on and off like you'd expect. When the dash turn signal indicators stay on, it essentially means you've got an open circuit such as a burned out bulb, bad grounds, etc. If you don't see 12 volts on the lamp power wire, you'll have to work your way up. Next place I'd look is the flasher element itself. I presume your talking about a 1st gen camaro. If so, the turn signal flasher will be located behind the dash near the ash tray. The flasher in the fuse panel is for the hazards.

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Re: No signals now. (Last elect. question.I promise)

Check (CLOSELY) the front and rear turn signals/parking lights.

You have disconnected grounds at one end of the car or the other. If your tail / brake lights work, the problem is in front.

I have a bad ground on my right front park v/ turn light. I know this to be true even though I haven't checked it out yet. Problem happened suddenly, after years of working properly.

Symptoms: Headlights off, all if well with turn signals.
Headlights on: Right front parking light does not light. Right turn dash turn indicator goes on. Turn signals still work properly.





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