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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 04, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 69 Camaro, turn signals blew a fuse, I replaced the fuse turned the ignition switch on and the turn signals worked fine. I started the car up and no turn signals, fuse blown again. The fuse must be blowing in the start mode. Anybody seen this before?? Thanks for any help anyone has!!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 04, 06:39 AM
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May be a bad ground. Sounds like the starter may be trying to pull ground through the lighting system. Is the negative cable grounded to the block well? When you crank, do you see any smoke coming from the negative cable clamp or connection to the block? The starter motor draws over 100 Amps. It doesn't take much of a bad connection for it to attempt to pull current through another circuit's ground.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 04, 07:42 AM
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Just an odd thought. I'd pull the blown fuse and clip a test light in its place. As you turn the key, or play with the signal switch watch the light. If it lights up, that line is becoming shorted. Verify that the only time it lights up is when you turn the key to "START".
If it does only light up in the "START" position the first thing I'd unplug would the the Neutral Start Switch connector on the column. The car won't start but see if the light still comes on. After that I would unplug the turn signal connector switch and see if the light still comes on. Guessing a damaged wire on the turn signal switch but often wrong.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 04, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, I fixed it somehow, seems the console harness was pinched under the front of the console, loosened the console routed the harness the right way checked all the wires going to the neutral safety switch and bu lamp switch and fixed the problem for now anyhow. I also added a ground wire from the battery to the fender at the same time 'cause I didn't have one but don't know if that helped or not!!

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