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Old 01-07-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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should be easy answer

Where would I start? Headlights are on low beam but high beam indicator is on. Blinkers are not on but arrows on dash are lit up. Engage blinker, light flashes on/off. It sounds like something is crossed. Can someone direct me where to start? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
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Check turn signal flasher. Should be plugged into fuse box.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Check the ground connections to your dash and the quality of the printed circuit. I had an el camino that did the same thing when the ground broke in the printed circuit. It appeared that the ground from the dash was backfeeding through the lightbulbs.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #4
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check all your grounds including in the rear tail lights and side markers...
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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I agree. Sounds like a grounding issue.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:21 AM   #6
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So I got home from work and hit the garage. Pulled guage cluster off and low and behold, I found something that can only be described with a picture. The previous owner had rigged so many wires that I am surprised it didn't catch on fire. Spent 2 hours rewiring, pulling wires, rerouting wires. No change in the issue but man do I feel good after cleaning that up. So one last question...is there supposed to be a seperate ground wire to the guage cluster or is it inclusive in the wire harness.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:18 AM   #7
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Re: should be easy answer

That definitely sounds like a grounding issue my truck did the exact same thing with the blinker lights lit up when my tail lights weren't grounded very well I have no idea why but after I grounded them and my front turn signals it fixed the problem.
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So I got home from work and hit the garage. Pulled guage cluster off and low and behold, I found something that can only be described with a picture. The previous owner had rigged so many wires that I am surprised it didn't catch on fire. Spent 2 hours rewiring, pulling wires, rerouting wires. No change in the issue but man do I feel good after cleaning that up. So one last question...is there supposed to be a seperate ground wire to the guage cluster or is it inclusive in the wire harness.
I beleve its inclusive in the harness, but its been a number of years since i pulled my bezel out.

I had the high beam indicator come on when my lights were on low beam as well, my solution was that 2 of the wires were pulled from one of the headlight plugs and put back into the plug in the wrong location.
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