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Re: Headlights, brake lights, Turn signals not working
Hello what i would do is take it back to the mechanic have him check the plug into the ign switch either all the contacts are contacting ,defective switch ,what your explaing sounds like a broken ground somewhere in the turn signal assembly located in the steering wheel behind the steering wheel goodluck please rate
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Well, the headlight switch would have no connection to the brake and turn signals. But you could have a ground problem somewhere. I would want to trace the circuit from the brake switch to the tail lamps with the headlights on to verify. And does it matter if you are using headlights or just parking lights.
I would check the turn signal switch. The cruise and turn signal are on the same switch. The brake lights go through the switch before going to the brake lights. And the turn signals don't work with the ignition off.
Could be the headlight switch. The switch has two sets of contacts for the parking lights, the park position and headlight position. You may need to check the circuit at the switch to see if you are loosing power when the switch is moved from park to head.
Yes I would look for a ground circuit problem. I would look at the ground wires for the headlights first. Even run a new ground wire for the tail lights to see if it helps. Could be a ground connection for the body to frame or body to battery.
I think you have a bad ground at the back on both rear lights or their earth out on the same connection but these american cars use a funny system where the stop lights are the indicators and not a seperate yellow light like europeon motors ,Now these brake light switches also allow the indicators to work by shutting off the feed to the stop light so it flashes with indicators ,Why american cars use this system i dont know as its so complicated for the stop light switch function but try the ground or earth wire on the back lights and if no joy then ask a american mechanic with experiance of this sort of circuitry as when i get american cars for import i have to fit new back lights and disconnect the brake light switch .
Sounds like you have a bad multiple function turn signal switch.
A couple things to try
With your foot pressing on the brake pedal, Press the four way flasher button up and down, press and hold it down, pull up on it, or wiggle it. If the brake lights come on during any one of those replace the switch.
With the key in the run position pull, push, the turn signal lever slightly. If the turn signal or brake lights start to work replace the switch.
Let me know if none of those work, they usually do, and I'll get you some more in depth diagnostic info.
It Could Be The Flasher Switch Or Turn Signal Switch Now This May Not Be Whats Wrong with Yours Now My Ignition Switch came Apart on my car and i lost turn signals and E flashers i hope one of these will help
It may be a turn hazard module under dash.that is the culprit! The power to the third brake light does not go through the module, but the rear brake lamps power is controlled through this module. I am looking at a drawing of one and it looks like it has two connectors with about five wires in one and six in the other. It has some cooling fins on it also.
Ignition switch will cause you to loose your head lights and turn signals. You will still be able to start the car and hold the switch for your brights but normal function is gone. Check it out it usually only runs about $20-$30 for replacement part but you need a special puller to get to it.