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Old 10-09-2013, 08:35 AM
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Hey people, My daughter's truck is having some electrical problems. Her truck sat for a bit and now the turn signals, four ways, and brake lights don't work. They all seem to have quit about the same time. Fuses are good and the flasher unit was replaced. The next thing I can think of is the multi-function switch being the problem. Anybody else have any other ideas?
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:32 PM
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Nobody???
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:36 PM
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Could be the tail light wiring is all corroded. The grounds may be dirty for the lights.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:37 PM
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That may be it, but then why don't the front lights and the indicators in the dash light up?
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:56 PM
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Then it could be the switch on the column...
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It's been years ago, but I had electrical issues somewhat similar to this. After running through everything I could think of and learned about, I decided to crawl under the vehicle and search every square inch of wire and connections. I found, since it was parked outside, an animal chewed on a fitting, which caused the issue of a ground. Time was short then so an electrical coupler was installed that solved the problem until I could do it properly.

Was it parked outside where an animal could get to it ?
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Was it parked outside where an animal could get to it ?
Yep. The only time this one spent a night inside was when I had to repair the transfer case! You may be on to something, but the truck is about 40 miles from me, so....... her fiancée gets to find the problem!
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I vote for the multi-function switch being the brake lights are from there...

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Future SIL said he fixed the lights. Turns out there were two fuses under the hood blown. From what he can figure out is the last trailer that was pulled was used by someone else whose truck was not wired the same and they changed the trailer wiring to work on their truck. Now he needs to rewire his trailer again.
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