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turn signals coming on when braking

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nick_Taco, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    Nick_Taco

    Nick_Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've had this problem for a while now but it has gone away before....this time it wont. When I brake my turn signal lights on the dash come on solid (not blinking). If I'm braking and turn on a turn signal they will blink at an odd rate.

    I had wiring for 3rd brake light for my Leer cap but I cut the wiring out yesterday as I rarely use the cap anymore and now the light on the driver side of the dash has gone out but so has my driver side turn signal...:mad:

    I do have wiring for a trailer but I had this problem before I got that wiring.

    Checked all bulbs and fuses and can't seem to find anything wrong.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Tylerm5000

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    Do you have any LEDs? I had this same problem because I changed all of the dash lights (all of them) as well as the rest of the truck to LEDs, but the dash blinkers had weak resistors in them. I changed the bulbs and it fixed the problem.

    There is probably either a disconnected ground or a short somewhere. I would just pull all lights out and check them and their wiring.

    Hope that helps. haha. It can get annoying.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    You just did the "confuse the driver behind you" mod.

    Could a light bulb be dead? My old 92 toyota passeo had funig things go on when a brake light or center brake light was out or loose.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I had the same thing happen but it was the result of faulty trailer brake wiring. I'd guess it's in that cap wiring shorting somewhere
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Nick_Taco

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    turns out there was a bad ground

    thanks for the help though guys :cool:
     
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