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Old 08-16-2009, 10:38 AM
LittlexMissxMazda LittlexMissxMazda is offline
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Default Turn Signal and Brakes?

Ok, I do Know a little bit about cars but wiring is beyond me I've checked the fuse and the lights themselves but cant figure it out. The right turn signal comes on when i hit the brakes but doesnt blink. So when i try to use the turn signal and have the brakes on, it doesnt work. Now this is on and off, some days it works others it wont....Im assuming its bare wires rubbing, but i dont even know where to look. Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:00 PM
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You would have to follow the wires from the taillight all the way back to find where it is at
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:42 PM
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Ok, Ill give it a shot....but not until this damn heat breaks lol.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:14 PM
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I hear ya on that one. I don't know where you are but here in Florida it's hard to do anything in the middle of the day. x2 on what STL said.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:59 AM
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I believe I may have the exact same problem:

With the right hand turn lever on, the exterior light only flashes if I'm not braking; whenever I brake, flashing is suspended. Also, the dash light for the right hand turn signal goes on whenever I touch the brake.

All of the fuses in the cab check out. Any tips on what to check first, and where to find it?

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Old 01-06-2010, 04:46 PM
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I believe I may have the exact same problem:

With the right hand turn lever on, the exterior light only flashes if I'm not braking; whenever I brake, flashing is suspended. Also, the dash light for the right hand turn signal goes on whenever I touch the brake.

All of the fuses in the cab check out. Any tips on what to check first, and where to find it?

Thanks.

Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2wd 2.3L 5-speed
Check the underhood ground wires bolted down on the passenger side inner fender near the windshield washer reservoir and on the driver side inner fender about halfway back. Could be loose, corroded or broken.

Inspect the dual bulb filaments of the brake/tail lights and front turn signals to see if they are broken and shorting internally.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:05 PM
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My signal lights, hazard lights and brake lights are not working. If I put my foot on the brake and manually click the hazard buttton up and down they will flash on and off but if I leave the hazard button in the on position they won't flash and the signal lights won't work at all. Any suggestions??
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Turn Signal and Brakes?

Well that's interesting. Before we can do anything, you need to tell us the year and model. And also, if you have the combined all red brake/tail/turn lights or the ones with amber turn signals.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:31 PM
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For the others it sounds like a short somewhere. For spanny it might be the multi function switch. Assuming all the fuses and relays check out.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:38 AM
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Question Re: Turn Signal and Brakes?

I replaced the mulit function switch.....however, after just one week I now have the same problem again....what am i supposed to do now??? The truck is a 2007 4x4 sport.

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For the others it sounds like a short somewhere. For spanny it might be the multi function switch. Assuming all the fuses and relays check out.
I replaced the multi function switch with a new one that i purchased at the local Ford dealership. After just one week I now have the same problem??? What am I supposed to do now?? My truck is not covered for the recall on the switch. It's a 2007 Ranger 4x4 Sport.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:51 AM
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What am I supposed to do now?? My truck is not covered for the recall on the switch. It's a 2007 Ranger 4x4 Sport.
Maybe, you got a bad one, or a short somewhere. I wonder why people are having issues with switches and bulbs lately. There seem to be a handful of individuals with these problems.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Turn Signal and Brakes?

I'd say to check the brake switch, LittlexMissxMazda.

Depending on the year, it could be the same problem I've got--my brake switch is going bad, in terms of allowing the turn signals to work.

An easy way to diagnose this is to disconnect your brake switch (it's mounted on the brake pedal arm--the metal that the pedal itself is attached to). The switch itself is mounted on the left side of the arm. Once you pull the electrical connector out of the switch, use a jumper wire to connect the circuit.

If you have the circuit on and your turn signals work properly, then it is the brake switch.

Ironically, I found this out when I went to ground test my turn signals a few days ago.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Turn Signal and Brakes?

I had the exact same problem today. My passenger side turn signal would come on steady anytime I pressed the brake. I couldn't find a solid solution online so I pulled my rear brake lights, front turn signals, and checked all my grounds/fuses. Nothing worked. Not untill I started following the rear taillight wires. The two rear taillights are connected to each other and my truck had a harness in the middle im guessing for trailer brakes. I disconnected the harness and removed it. Then I connected the two plugs to each other. Problem solved. The harness was located right under the rear bumper by the spare tire. I never haul a trailer so i dont need it.
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