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On my 95 Caprice wagon the left side signals and brake light works great. On the right side I have no brake light and no turn signal. When i turn signal on the front lights up and the indicator in the dash lights up but stay lit. Checked all bulbs and assume since the front lights up the fuse is completing the circuit. Also assume the flasher isnt the problem becuse the brake light doesnt work, and flasher usually doesnt have anything to do with brake lights. Thinking maybe a bad turn signal switch in the column. Anybody agree with this or have any other idea?
Change the bulb if still out then check and test socket/ground wiring/wire harness for damage
Posted on Apr 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is the turn signal/headlight/hazard switch assembly on the steering column which the brake light wiring runs through. The part is easy to change and cost about $50 at most parts stores
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
When you said that you checked the brake switch, did you check it live? Meaning verified live power to the switch, press switch, and then power came out the other terminal?
If so, also verify zero power on brake press, at the offending brake light bulb terminal. You must verify the test light each time you move it...leave running lights on...
After verifying that there is no power coming, after the brake is pressed, note the wire color and find it where it comes to the steering column and test there... This would eliminate wires and connections between front and the rear of the vehicle, unlikely, but needs to be tested.
After verifying no power at that terminal, then yes the t/s switch is certainly suspece. This may be the time to get a mechanic to verify and replace the switch, there are locks, tilt mechanisms, air bags, column bearings, etc involved. Failures risk loss of vehicle control (locking or binding for example.)..
Hope this gets you going in the right direction.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank You. I tried those things and it seemed to be the Emergency Flasher switch in the multi function switch."
I had this problem, and to be honest, it happened to the left side about a week later...it's the board that the bulbs plug into...it's a very common problem with this model. So popular that you can normally get the socket board off the shelf at a parts store! it's extremely simple to replace, and I replaced all the bulbs at the same time!
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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