Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wayne, NJ, Passaic
Thanks Orench. Your suggestion is a great idea. But, my situation did not change once I grounded everything in the trunk (e.g. I grounded the tail light sockets and tail light assembly all to the same bolt that is attached to the metal plate above the gas tank filler tube). I have spent all weekend, and the situation is getting the best of me. Can you or anyone keep pointing me to the right direction? Below is a whole bunch more information that I thought would be useful.
Rear Tail light wire Situation;
I then removed the wiring to the rear marker lamps to simplify things, but still have the same problem. I also switched the yellow (blinker power) and brown (tail light power) wires on the left rear tail light, and was able to get the left tail light to work. But, the right tail light does not have a brown and dark green (blinker power) wire as shown in the wire diagram. Instead it has a tan and dark green wire. No matter how I flip flow those wires, still no power to the tail lights. I tried copying the wire diagram by removing the tan wire and replaced it with a new brown wire that I ran across the trunk and connected it to the brown wire attached to the left bulb. I got both tail lights to work, but my gas gauge no longer worked (pins all the way to the right). So, I put the tan wire back were it was so at least my gas gauge works and my left tail lights work. This entire time, the right blinker in the dash stays on once the lights are on.
Front End Marker Situation;
I noticed that my front right park light is also not functioning. The left hand marker works, and has 2 wires, a brown and a black. The black goes into the head light socket assembly when then forks out and is grounded. This is the ground that was originally missing. The brown also forks off and goes all the way to the right side of the car, where it just ended. So, I attached the brown wire to a new socket. I also ran the black wire to the radiator support metal for a ground. This made the right marker work.
Front Park Lamp Assembly;
Originally, both parking lamps were not working. So, I manually ran a ground from the screws that support the left park lamp assembly to a bolt on the radiator support metal for a ground. This made the left park assembly work. But, when I also tried to do the same thing on the right park lamp assembly, I blow the fuse. But, if I disconnect the right marker, I can sometimes get both park lamps to work, but only when I use alligator clips to ground it out. But when I run a permanent wire, the fuse blows? I just can not understand it.
I have tried everything, but just cant get everything to work together all at once without blowing a fuse. Can anyone help?
1968 Camaro - 350ci Auto