Here's what I have...
Before I installed a Flaming River steering column a couple years ago, the only lamp issue I was having was my driver side brake light and rear turn signal was dim, and the passenger side was bright (almost as bright with brakes off as it is with the brakes on)...neither rear signal would brighten very much when the brakes were on or turn signals were flashing. Front signals worked reasonably well.
I still have those old problems...When I first noticed my new problems, I wasn't sure if it was something with the new steering column (still not certain), because I had all my stuff pulled out of the dash. It's been that way ever since. Now that I have the car back on the road, I'm trying to figure this issue out. In addition to the Flaming River steering column, I've installed all new M&H wiring harnesses throughout, new head lamp switch, a Covans dash panel with all Autometer gauges in the dash. The car runs well and the gauges function normal...but the lamps are acting crazy
(dash lights, turn signals, brake lamps and parking lamps).
- Step on brakes and the gauge lamps, brake lights and front parking lamps all light. The dash lamps and front parking lamps are dim when they light, but they light. Release the brake and they all shut off.
- Turn on head lamps or parking lamps only and all lamps will light as normal. Then turn on turn signal, the odometer lamp will flash, but the dash turn signal lamps and exterior turn signal lamps don't flash.
- With ign on or off, the Hazard signal switch will cause all exterior parking, tailights and marker lamps to blink, and will also cause dash turn signal lamps to blink and the gauge lamps to blink....until the headlamps are turned on...then the blinkers won't blink, but the front parking lamps both stay bright and the rear brake lamps don't brighten very much at all but rear righty is still brighter than lefty at all times.
- Headlights off and either turn signal on will cause all exterior turn signals to blink, and the one that is supposed to blink is the brightest, but not by much.
-Headlights on and the front turn signal will light but not flash. Rear signals get only slightly brighter, and do not flash. Dash turn signal lamp will light but not blink. Odometer does not blink like it does with the ignition off and the headlamps and tursn signals on.
Dimmer switch functions normally.
Head lamps and High beams function normally.
That sums it up....I don't have a clue
. Let me know what you think.