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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 11, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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'67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Guys, on a 67 camaro, I am unable to get the front passenger blinker or park light to work. I put a brand new bulb in it, also I see that there is power running to the socket (with a test light). I also see that the ground light from the bezel is hooked directly up, looks like it runs to the battery. What could be wrong? Thanks!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 11, 04:58 PM
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Re: '67 camaro front passengers blinker not working

Since you have power at the socket, try connecting the test light directly to both bulb terminals in the socket. I'm willing to bet you will show power and that you have a bad connection between the terminals and the bulb contacts.

Reason is if the housing has a bad ground to the sheet metal, power would flow through both bulb filaments, (when using your turn signals or parking lights) and would light only the park light filament and the corresponding dash turn signal indicator.

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Re: '67 camaro front passengers blinker not working

Thanks Larry. How do I fix a bad connection btwn the terminals and bulb contacts? I think you have something here :-)

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Re: '67 camaro front passengers blinker not working

I can't remember exactly what the terminals look like, but I think they are like the tail lights. I usually get a 90 degree scribe to pull up the contacts so they will contact the bulb harder. Sometimes, if you first push the bulb further in the socket it makes contact, but just as a verification that the contacts need bending up.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 11, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Wow...I'm feeling pretty dumb here. The bulb feels like it is pressing very firmly up against the contacts. I've even tried moving my ground wire around!! I have a voltmeter/ohm meter, can any one instruct me as to how to check with this, perhaps verify a gound? Thanks!

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

UPDATE: OK...pretty weird. The blinker on the passenger side is lighting up FINE! Wondering why my park light wont work?? o my

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Check to make sure it is indeed the turn signal filament that is lighting up. It would be the one closest to the base. Let us know which one it is before we go further.

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Are you suggesting that I could be putting the bulb in backwards? I will check for you though. The bulbs only go in one way. Thanks for all of your help

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No, I was referring to my post #2 about how the current flows when there is bad ground.

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Thanks for your patience Larry. I just checked, and it is the filament furthest from the base which is blinking. What do you suppose that this indicates?

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

That's generally a bad ground from the bulb's base to the socket, the socket to the housing or the housing to the ground terminal. There are a few connections in the path from the bulb to the ground that could be bad.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old May 1st, 11, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

So...do you suggest that I buy a whole new housing? Is there a good way to fix either of the 2 problems? Thanks!

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Depends on what the problem is and where the bad connection is. You might be able to repair it.

Before you buy anything, you should verify where the bad connection is by using a jumper wire on each connection.

It might help if you read my 69 Camaro wiring diagram and troubleshooting manual. It has tips on how to troubleshoot electrical circuits. I have them on eBay. Do a search on my user ID :69-er. I don't have anything for 67's but two model years are fairly close to get you started.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 11, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Sounds like I could buy a new blinker and be done with it?

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Re: '67 Camaro front passengers blinker not working

Are you checking it with just the park lights on or with the headlights on? Cause I don't think 67 park lights stay on with the headlights.

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