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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Hereís my problem.

A few weeks ago my turn signals worked just fine. I loosened up the fuse box so I could lower it to install my USB and AUX charger. When I put the fuse box back into place the turn signals no longer work. I removed the relay and got exactly the same symptoms as when it was plugged in so I assumed that the I'd broken the relay. Got a new relay at BAP and installed it only to get the same problems.

So what do I check out next? All the bulbs are good. I assume I knocked something loose on the fuse panel but donít see anything obvious. Suggestions?
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:31 pm

MAKE SURE you acually pull the fuses to check for operation. I had one that was broke in a perfect line. You couldn't tell the fuse was broken untill you pulled it out and it was in two pieces. Other than that, amost all electic gremlins are grounds. Check the bulbs and make sure there is no corrosion on the sockets. Check all of the grounds and clean them.
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by peregrine67 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:41 pm

Thanks Glenn. I'll check out my fuses and see if I knocked a ground or something loose when I lowered the fuse box. Then to test of the grounds.
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Post by 72superbeetle on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:47 pm

I'm fighting the same gremlins in my turn signals ,got a new relay at BAP too nothing.. fuses good replacing grounds tightening grounds got a few other electrical Gremlins haunting me keep posting what you find..
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by dlandvw3 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:19 pm

I was gonna say to check the grounds also, and replace the fuses, even if they don't appear broken, cause they can break inline and you won't notice...also, take a wire brush and scrub the connectors at both the fuse and the relay. If you have a voltmeter you can at least see where power goes and stops
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by peregrine67 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:53 am

dlandvw3 wrote:I was gonna say to check the grounds also, and replace the fuses, even if they don't appear broken, cause they can break inline and you won't notice...also, take a wire brush and scrub the connectors at both the fuse and the relay. If you have a voltmeter you can at least see where power goes and stops
I have a volt meter. Just not sure where to measure from.

Oh and now my reverse light aren't working either.
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Post by 72superbeetle on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:30 am

there is suppost to be a fuse between the turn signal on the column and the fuse box aswell but if some sweaty hippie tried to rewire yours and move your fuse box and other nonsense then you might not have one either I need to just put in a new harness cauce I got voltage draws, and drops I can't find, I wish I could find a person who's passion it is to rewire Vdubs
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by peregrine67 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:43 am

72superbeetle wrote:there is suppost to be a fuse between the turn signal on the column and the fuse box aswell...
Is it an inline fuse?

72superbeetle wrote:...but if some sweaty hippie tried to rewire yours and move your fuse box and other nonsense...
Have we met? lol!



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Post by 72superbeetle on Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:25 pm

looks like it in wiring schematic and some guy at BAP told me there was an inline fuse when I bought relay.
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Post by 72superbeetle on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:38 pm

Damn I turn on my flashers and my Generator light comes on there is a short some where between my flashers and generator
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Post by 72superbeetle on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:51 pm

so I guess this subject is dead
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:42 am

I haven't fixed mine yet either. I've just had brake issues that trumped getting the signals fixed.
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by peregrine67 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:13 am

Since my problem started after I detached my fuse box to install the aux charger, I'm gonna check out everything under the dash to see what I might have knocked loose.
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Post by 72superbeetle on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:10 am

good luck man.
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Re: Turn signal help

Post by daltondragger73 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:54 pm

seems to be an on going prob. with me too!!! I had no signals when i picked up the bus, Replaced the relay! had signals for a week then one day they quit working, It keeps blowing the fuse ill put a new fuse in and signals work for like 2 or 3 blinks then the fuse blows again!
Im not gonna lie! I am no Electrical guy at all, color blind!! I ask around and everyone says "oh just get a ohm meter and look thru all you wires"

umm NOT ELECTRICAL!! so if i got an "ohm meter" how would i know what im reading Mad
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Post by 72superbeetle on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:26 pm

I feel ya man I got an test light ohm meter all the tools I need new grounds new battery new alternator and still can't get rid of my gremlins ELECTRICAL GURU please come to our rescue!!!!!!!!
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:22 am

I know how to use a multi-meter but reading the schematic to see what I should be reading at each point on the car is much more confusing. My problem lately has just been finding any time at all to work on it. Even when I do get to work on the bus I tend to find something more important that signals to tackle.
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Post by 72superbeetle on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:46 pm

yeah I've given up on signals for all my other wiring issues casing me to spit sputter n backfire and short out alternators it's a nightmare.
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Post by daltondragger73 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:22 pm

yeah! time is deff an issue the bus is parked at my tow yard and all tho its been slow the temp down here has been 92 and extremly hot so really dont wanna be out side on it and like above you find something else to do!! and then my tow company just got a primary possition contract so its gonna be real hectic!! the next few weeks
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Post by 72superbeetle on Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:46 pm

So you are not in Dalton anymore? Where did ya go?
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Post by daltondragger73 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:46 pm

Heck Ive been in West Palm Beach Fl , yeah where its freakin HOT been here for 2 years now,,

but on another note I fixed my signals!!! the ground wire on the front right signal was grounded out the clip for it was broke! fixed it now everything is normal again!!!! cheers
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Post by 72superbeetle on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:02 pm

where was it grounded out at?
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Post by daltondragger73 on Sun May 01, 2011 10:34 pm

the wire connector, to the tab for the ground was broken and laying on the housing for the front signal, then I ended up with a dim light in the back and the gorund tab for that was off of the socket rear housing sanded that down bent the ground tab back so it touches the socket again and just secured it with a hose clamp, bright signals and brake lights again!! this was so easy! im kinda mad it took me so long to find it, I was more concerned with the wiring instead of checking the simple stuff
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Post by 72superbeetle on Mon May 23, 2011 5:26 pm

Well I got a left turn signal but for some reason no right turn signal.
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Post by mtownbeetle70 on Tue May 24, 2011 12:57 am

im having some problems to my turn signals work but the blinker indicator light stays on and it drains the battery in like an hour any ideas??
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