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Wiring problem!!! Needs fixed asap!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by speed_deed, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. speed_deed

    speed_deed 1/2 ton status

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    I have a big problem! My jimmy's back right hand turn signal wont work, my brakelights wont work nore will my front or back left turn signals. This is a daily driver and unfortunetely it is one of the 2 vehicles that is running. I checked the fuses and all connecting points, I cant think of anything else and unfortunetely dont have the 400 some dollars to buy all the wiring from LMC. Any suggestions?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    1985 k-5 gmc jimmy 4x4 sierra classic. 1970 cuda 440 6 pack executive edition shaker hood, steering column shift.
     
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    Not being a smartass, but have you checked your bulbs? Fuses, flashers? Have yuou done any wheeling that may have caused a wire to ground out? tear the insulation? Stuff like that? There aren't that many wires for these lights, just a lot of wire to examine!!! Good luck.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    major ground problem. Check with a test light or light bulb one end on the positive of the battery and 15-20 feet of wire touch ground ALL over the truck and see if you lost ground between the body, frame and drivetrain
     
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    major ground problem. Check with a test light or light bulb one end on the positive of the battery and 15-20 feet of wire touch ground ALL over the truck and see if you lost ground between the body, frame and drivetrain
     
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    Check fuse with a test light. Both sides should have power, if one side does, the other does not, the fuse is bad. If both sides do not have power, the circut is not on.
    Check bulbs. Turn on the hazards and do a walk around.
    Check sockets for power and ground, with the test light, and be carfull not to short it out, or the fuse will blow. The O/D of the sockets is the ground, the two prongs in the center are the power feeds. One is for the running lights, the other is for blinkers/brake.


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  7. HarryH3

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    Remove the tail light housings and check the ground connections under them. There's a ring connector under a bolt that provides the ground for the brake lights and turn signals. All sorts of bizarre stuff happens when the connections get crusty.

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  8. 95 Silverado

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    those lights all go through the turn signal switch, maybe it is your problem

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  9. chris77k5

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    hey speed deed I have the same problem if you find out what is wrong and how to fix it please e-mail me at gtafairlane@homail.com if I find out the problem first i will post it thanks good luck

    77 k5 400sb, edelbrock rpm, carter 625,4" rancho 3" body, 3.08 10bolt 12bolt 33-12.5 soon to be 4.56 and 35s bfg km
     
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    I agree with Silverado.....check the turn signal switch under the steering wheel.

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    If your brake lights don't work as well, then it's probably not in the column, since IIRC, the brake lights don't go through the column.

    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    If your vehicle uses the same bulb for the turn signal/brake light the turn signal switch cancels the brake light when the turn signal is on or it would stay on solid when you stepped on the brakes, the imports and newer vehicles with separate brake/turn signals don't go through the turn signal switch, because they use separate bulbs for each function. before you pull the steering wheel off, check the connector at the base of the column, the problem may be there and not in the switch.

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 95 Silverado on 11/29/01 10:01 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    if you guys need a factory wiring schematic let me know, I have access to AllData

    Got my 91 K5 back after 2 years - and man I need parts - BAD!!!!
     
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    Yes, got a chance to look at a wiring diagram, Brake Switch (this is supposedly typical 81-91) uses a white and orange wire..the white wire is the one that runs up the column from the brake switch, orange from brake switch is spliced into the courtesy center and fuse panel power.

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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    Like some have said... first check the bulbs... Both the small bulb and the big sized bulb that is the brake/turn signal light are the same. Do you parking lights work back there? That is on a seperate wire the the turn signals and brakes. If none of the thre work pull off the silver casing for the bulbs and check the ground. They are nortorious for rusting out... If the parking lights do work you need to remove the cover and then check the wiring for breaks. It should go down to a connecter where a trailor harness is put in. Check for power there... if nothing them move up along the driver's rocker panel and find the wires in the harness and check if there is power there. You'll need a test light and wiring diagram to do it. Most of the breaks I have seen are where the wires go on top oif the gas tank and they are a PIA to fix sometimes. You can always clip the stock wire and solder a new wire on and feed it over and through (I would get some wire loom to protect it) then you can connect it at the other side.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

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    lmao, you're cruel [​IMG]

    Sorry I know nothing about wiring/electrical, no suggestions here.

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  17. Can Can

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    I don't know if you know the story behind my response, Aaron. PM me if you want to know and I think you'll fully understand my reasoning........



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    I remember what happened. I'm surprised so many people wanted to help him. Heres the info for those that don't know:
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  19. chris77k5

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    follow the wires back to the tail lights thats what was wrong with mine the wires were grounded out

    77 k5 400sb, edelbrock rpm, carter 625,4" rancho 3" body, 3.08 10bolt 12bolt 33-12.5 soon to be 4.56 and 35s bfg km
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Well, Aaron, not only do you have a good memory, I see that you have also mastered the CK5 search engine!!!!![​IMG]

    Yeah, it's disappointing that he's got so much help, but most people prefer to forgive and forget. It doesn't help that a lot of new guys are around that never saw what happened. Oh well, one things for sure- lil' Eddie will never again get an ounce of help from me!!!!![​IMG]



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