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    Senior Member Haasman's Avatar
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    Just use a 90 degree dental pick; pull through the opening for easy tensioning of the contacts. Do this with the battery disconnected. Insert vertically then rotate 90 and pull on the contact.
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    OK, so I've re-confirmed that both front housings are nice and grounded and re-tensioned the contacts for the DS flasher bulb. Fuses and fuse contact all good. No change.
    This is what I'm seeing.

    Light switch in "parking light position"
    PS constant bright
    DS constant dim

    Activate flasher with light switch in "parking light position"
    PS constant bright
    DS flashes bright

    Activate flasher with light switch in "off" position
    PS flashes dim
    DS flashes bright

    Could there be an issue w the wiring? The discrepancy and change between bright and dim seems strange. Almost seems like in the "parking light" position the PS bulb should be dim like the DS?
    Also, what about a bad relay contributing? I've studied the wiring diagram and it would seem that the front circuit is all off the same relay terminal, but I could be wrong. Also, the rears have no issues.
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    well this is getting interesting-

    -Question what is the difference between "parking light position" and "parking position"
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    Same thing typo corrected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haasman View Post
    well this is getting interesting-

    -Question what is the difference between "parking light position" and "parking position"
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    I continue to be curious about this- anyone?
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    You need to have a 12v test light, and approach this in a logical manner, shot gunning won't work. Turn on park lights, start at fuse box with test light, do both park light circuits light up test light, if so go to bulkhead plug on fender panel, pull out plug, test pin sockets, does one light up with park lights on? if so go to park light housing, does one of the tabs in the bulb socket light up? if so then bulbs should work. If bulb is loose in socket use age old trick of putting a little solder on the bulb shell and then file for tight fit. Turn off park lights and repeat with turn signal on. It is extremely unlikely to have an actual wiring problem, usually problem is at one end of circuit. Has car been to a body shop recently? That's usually the root of a problem.
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    By "parking light" are we referring to those lamps activated by pulling the headlight switch out to its first detent, or those activated by moving the turn signal stalk up or down while the ignition switch is in the off position?

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    Thanks for the advice Ed.
    I'm still puzzled and am going to try tracing. Ive been using a volt meter in place of a test lamp. This should work as well as a bulb correct? Big question that would be helpful is a pin diagram for the plug on the bulkhead. I want to test that, but don't know the pin designations.

    I took a break on this for a few days out of frustration, but really want to sort it out.

    -Kent


    Quote Originally Posted by edmayo View Post
    You need to have a 12v test light, and approach this in a logical manner, shot gunning won't work. Turn on park lights, start at fuse box with test light, do both park light circuits light up test light, if so go to bulkhead plug on fender panel, pull out plug, test pin sockets, does one light up with park lights on? if so go to park light housing, does one of the tabs in the bulb socket light up? if so then bulbs should work. If bulb is loose in socket use age old trick of putting a little solder on the bulb shell and then file for tight fit. Turn off park lights and repeat with turn signal on. It is extremely unlikely to have an actual wiring problem, usually problem is at one end of circuit. Has car been to a body shop recently? That's usually the root of a problem.
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    Pulling th headlight switch to the first detent.

    Quote Originally Posted by ejboyd5 View Post
    By "parking light" are we referring to those lamps activated by pulling the headlight switch out to its first detent, or those activated by moving the turn signal stalk up or down while the ignition switch is in the off position?
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