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OK, so just when I thought everything was fine.
I am having this problem.

1. with my headlights on the left turn signal stays lit, does not blink. With the lights off it's fine?
2. When the brake pedal is applied the dash lights come on? So do the brake lights? This is not a problem, but should that happen?

What, the?

HELP!

Many thanks

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Crossed filaments in the taillight bulb will do that, or shorted wires in the rear harness. I had this thing happen to me exactly as you described.

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The headlight switch is new.
Only three weeks old.
I was not having this problem until the other night when the steering wheel came off.
After that I reinstalled the wheel and cranked the sucker on. The horn is a little touchy now. But these other problems were not present before that.

Just thought I would mention it.

Midlife, how can I troubleshoot the condition you listed above. Crossed filaments? Can that just happen. It was working fine until Tuesday.

Now a short is very likely. They can happen anytime. How to find it is another question all together.


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My car did a similar thing. Check the left rear light wires. Sounds
like the brake wire and the headlight (tail light) wire are touching.
The lawn chairs I had in the trunk bumped the socket and made
my wires contact.
When you hit the brake the power from the brake
light is going through the headlight (tail light) wire up to the dash.
and making the dash lights come on.
When you pull out the switch, the same power that goes to light
up the rear lights (tail lights), lights up the dash lights.
 
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Got it....

My toolbox was crushing the tail light housing wires together.

I pulled the box out and fixed the wires, two of them were wrapped up together and partly exposed.

I taped them up and carefully put the toolbox back.

When I dropped the toolbox back in there the other night I was in a bad state. Must ahve really popped it in there.


Thanks for the insight.


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Good for you! It happend to us last time we were at a open
track event at Laguna Seca. We drive the car to the track,
drive the heck out of it for two days, and drove it home. We
load it with stuff and use our Ranchero's a support vehicles.
Low buck is low buck. My wife drives also. We both say-
"Its the most fun you can have with your clothes on!"
 
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