Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Brucecmc, Dec 2, 2016.
Oh snap. I thought grounds were black!!!
i know that would make things simple but that is not the way things always work.
So. I ran down a different path than my original post (hazard lights not working). But after being rained out a couple days, some discussions with a buddy, a bunch of comparison (left and right side voltage presence), guess what it turned out to be WOLFIE!!!! Lol. Yes, the ground on the right side run/brake light Soviet. Couldn't see it, but the wire inside the connector was pulled from the little connector. So, bought a new one (5$), rewired and off I'm going. had to fix this to get past inspection. Going tomorrow.
Now, the hazards. Again, probably a ground, but where to begin. Know the one at the light itself is good, but I did see some shady taping and wiring under the rear end while chasing that brake light issue. Got some rewiring to do under there. Ground ground ground. Seems to be the topic of most wiring. Let me recap the symptoms of the hazards
1. Hazards on, very dim, front and back.
2. Hazards on with head lamps on - normal function
3. Hazards on, head lamps off, left or right turn signal on - normal function
Soviet = broke. ?
so do the turn signal and brake lights work properly with the hazard off now or are they a bit dim also? if just the back lights were dim it could be a bad ground at the back end but hard to say where to look if the fronts are flashing dim also.
Yes, brakes, turns and run lights all work normal with hazards off.
I retract the above about head lamps on and the hazards function. That's not the case. I cud have swore they ere. But just checked em.
Roger on the front and back dimness. But that's the case. Really dim. At night ya can see em, but day time u have to be right on top of em
did you test what the voltage was at the socket with the hazards on?
No sir I didn't. The sockets themselves have a dual filament bulb in them. I'm not sure which filament is flashing, but in either case they are working normally (brake, rub, turn).
Shud be 12v yes? But, I'm suspecting I'm nit going to see that.
ya it should be 12v. i am hoping you see the 12v and that there still might just be another weak or bad ground somewhere. with a multi meter you can try testing the resistance of the ground wire between the battery and front turn signal socket. if there is enough resistance it could cause the lights to be dim.
Dodge is ODD about back up lights, especially on these trucks. When I pulld mine apart last week to do all new lamps and lenses, I found the back up lamps had dual filiment (1157) sockets from the factory with single filiment (1056) bulbs in them. BUT they worked! I ordered new sockets for all 4 due to them all being a little to a lot rusty....Oh, if you order new sockets, male SURE you get the Chrysler version which are DIFFERENT! I ordered standard 1157 plastic sockets and they arrived and the locking prongs are different and not big enough to hold them securely in the holes.
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