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Old 09-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #1
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2005 Newmar, blinker problems, big time!

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I have no hair left, turn signals and hazard lights went dark, no blinking or lights on dash, no amber lights on rear end ( I do have brake lights and mid-ship lights) small amber lights on mirrors are out as well. front amber lights do come on but do not blink. All fuses are good including in fuse box in the compartment by back wheel passenger side. When head lights are on, and I'm braking (with the hazard blinkers in on possession) mid-ship lights get brighter and the amber lights on the back light up extra bright, left-right arrow on dash light up but do not blink. When letting off brake all the amber lights on the back turn off and mid-ship lights return to normal brightness.............Totally confused! DC wiring not something I understand at all... wiring a house I could do blindfolded, thou I wouldn't. could really use some good input, I'm up hear in the great state of Alaska not finding much help.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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Sounds like a ground issue, if things are acting that funny. Power starts looking for a ground jumping through bulbs. My DP has many relays in engine bay that operate rear lights.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:42 AM   #3
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Check the trailer connector for shorted wires inside the connector. Maybe unplug the trailer harness under the back, if it has one.

It also seems like the signal flasher stopped working. Check it and its power supply.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:20 AM   #4
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thanks for input, 6am hear in Alaska with rain right now

hope to checkout your suggestions later today.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:07 AM   #5
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Hi Terryruuti,
Assuming no critters have eaten away wiring, the flasher sounds like the guilty component. Consider purchasing another flasher. Not expensive even if not the problem.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:43 PM   #6
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Well, no progress as of yet. Bought a new flasher and hazard relay, no dice, still didn't work.
Most weird I must say, I just left the key off and applied the break and break lights came on no problem there......Then pulled the 4-ways on and mid-ship lights came on with both elements on, blinkers came on front and rear with both elements burning as well, still no blink, blink, blink, soooooooo frustrating!!!!!
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Sounds like a ground issue to me.
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? don't think its grounding issue now.....

I ran a ground wire directly from battery to grounding bar for rear left turn signal
and that didn't work, so I'm thinking grounding may not be the issue.

Wondering now about the module on the dash which contains the left/right turn signal lights, and maybe the relay that makes the blinker sound?
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I have had light issues "way back when".
I used my battery charger as a low power source and then proceeded to step-by-step go down the wiring circuit and usually found the problem.
Once, after being hit from the side, right at the front fender/door my rear lights wouldn't work--this after damage was repaired. Turned out wires were pinched by a hinge crushing them against the body.
Smartass kid at the gas station where I went for fuses after fixing the bare wires, shorted across the burnt fuse with a pliers and melted ALL the wiring under the dash!!
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I ran a ground wire directly from battery to grounding bar for rear left turn signal
and that didn't work, so I'm thinking grounding may not be the issue.

Wondering now about the module on the dash which contains the left/right turn signal lights, and maybe the relay that makes the blinker sound?
I still wouldn't rule out a grounding issue. A poor ground on any of the dual filament bulbs could cause the feed back you're seeing in your system.
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OK, re checked all the grounds and bulbs and used dielectric grease on all grounds and connections. Also ran a hot wire from battery to check both bulbs
and they worked. However the problem remains the same.... totally bummed!
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