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Old 10-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

Strange problem here.. but here's what I know.

2000 S-10

When my headlights are off:
Left and right turn signals work fine

When my headlights are ON:
Left turn signal works fine. Neither reverse light is lite.
The problem: Right turn signal triggers the reverse lights to blink. The right turn signal also blinks.

Suggestions? Plz help.
Old 10-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

bad ground to tail light harness..you can do one of two repairs...find the bad ground in the harness .. or run a new one to the frame from the black wire on the tail light socket...

i have done choice two plenty of times..
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Re: Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

Quote: Originally Posted by orangesonoma
bad ground to tail light harness.

Dead on. That was it.
The side that caused the blinking to occur had the wire frayed. I cut the wire, found a solid ground wire and re-ran it. I'm in business again. Thanks!
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Re: Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

glad you got it fixed!!!
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Re: Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

my reverse lights come on when i hit the brakes and the left brake light dims. you think thats the same problem?
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Re: Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

yes...power is back feeding through the lights causing them others to turn on
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Re: Both reverse lights blink when using the right turn signal

I had the same problem. I just used some sand paper and made a nice new ground on the frame and used an eyelet to ground each side. Haven't had any problems since.
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