1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD blowing fuse when turning left signal on
I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD, and all of the sudden, when I lift up my turn signal deely bobber to turn left, I blow the fuse for the signals and then have none. If I flip it down to make a right turn, it doesn't blow the fuse. Also, if I turn on my hazards, it blows - I'm assuming because it activates the left signals.
Re: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD blowing fuse when turning...
Left side u got a short
u can wire up a buzzer or light to plug into where the fuse goes that blows when u turn on ur left blinker the buzzer will sound or the light will come on ,while the buzzer is on take apart left signals
and check wiring by moving harness around ,when u find the short the buzzer will quit
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first thing to do is check your fuse for your signal lights as your hazzard lights are on the same circut! on the left of your dash by the drivers door is a access door that pops off a print out of the fuses is on the fuse door use tweesers to pull the fuse out! use a 15 amp fuse!
The flasher unit will not cause an overload in the circuit.Activate the four way flasher and if the fuse does not trip then it appears there is a short in either the left or right signal circuit when the steering wheel is turned.The position of the steering wheel will determine which side is shorting out if this is the cause
If they went out completely it is probably the flasher unit. I just had to replace mine. It's on the fuse block on the left end of the dash. It's the big square unit on the bottom left of the fuse block (looks more like a relay than a fuse). Very simple fix, just unplug and plug in a new one. Part was $11.99 at the auto parts store.
I have seen once before that the fuse box was bad on a 2003 Dodge 3500. I had power in and nothing out. We had to replace the box. Not cheap! Hope it is simple like a loose connection though. I think I had to pull the inner fender on the drivers side to access the bottom of the fuse box. Pain in the ****, but...
My turn signals worked fine until last night when I ran my battery down and had to get a jump. I realized right away that my turn signals suddenly didn't work. My theory hasn't been tested, but I am going to unhook my battery cables and reconnect again to see if that does anything. If not, I'll check out the steering wheel and that big square thing by the fuses. Thank you for all the posts and I was so happy to find this web page!