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Username Post: 1963 chevy impala brake lights        (Topic#360348)
Javbarb760 
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03-31-20 10:56 AM - Post#2789906    

Thanks for accepting me as a member. Well I recently replaced my signal wire assembly on my steering wheel because my blinkers would not work. Well they still don't. Wondering if I should replace the signal fuse? How to test if not good?




Edited by Javbarb760 on 03-31-20 10:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Highlander1 
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04-01-20 12:28 PM - Post#2790008    
    In response to Javbarb760


Have you checked the flasher module? Its at the lower left hand corner of the fuse block.



 
Javbarb760 
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04-01-20 06:41 PM - Post#2790036    
    In response to Highlander1

No I have not highlander. Is there a specific reading I need to get with my voltmeter to know if its good?




 
Highlander1 
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04-01-20 07:41 PM - Post#2790038    
    In response to Javbarb760


I have no idea. That would be for someone above my pay grade. However, if the turn signals are not working that would be a place to look. Were they working one day and not the next? Anything else in the electrical system not working, dim, flickering, lights dim when you blow the horn. etc?



 
Javbarb760 
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04-02-20 06:23 PM - Post#2790166    
    In response to Highlander1

Bought a flasher today and it worked well then the right side went out. Would not blink. I possibly wired them backwards. I will try again. Thank you.




 
junky 
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04-02-20 06:46 PM - Post#2790168    
    In response to Javbarb760

Does the left work? If so, the flasher is good. If not, it might be the flasher, or it could be the switch in the column. You have to attack a problem like this systematically with the wiring diagram, and an ohm meter, and a volt meter. Start by confirming that there are no pinched wires. Then confirm that the switch under the steering wheel is working properly. Then keep moving outward till you find the problem. Also, check all bulbs to make sure that they are good, and there is a good ground at each socket.


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Highlander1 
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04-02-20 07:27 PM - Post#2790170    
    In response to Javbarb760

Check/wire brush your grounds to include battery to engine block, ground straps from engine to body and any others that you can find to include 2 or 3 from the headlight / generator harness to the radiator support. While at it get the positive connections too, esp batt to starter, as well as all bulb connections.

Incidentally, while you are messing around with the wiring, something you might want to look into is this 4 headlight relay kit from Classic Industries: https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/newpost.php?fid...

It will take a lot of load off the 57 year old wiring harnesses and headlight switch. I have not wired mine in yet but it looks pretty simple. I don't care for the yellow sheathing (although would look great in many applications) in what I want to look OEM so I got me some wiring harness tape PN# K0067. Its probably enough to re wrap all of your under hood wiring harnesses (whatever you do, don't use electrical tape as it will make a mess once it gets hot).



 
58Yeoman 
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04-03-20 04:47 AM - Post#2790184    
    In response to Javbarb760

Check to make sure all of your signal bulbs are 1157.

1958 Chevrolet wagon (Yeoman)
1961 Impala convertible
1964 Impala Sport Sedan (parts car)
1958 Biscayne 4dr Sedan (parts car)


 
kingkreeton 
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04-03-20 07:13 AM - Post#2790204    
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  • 58Yeoman Said:
Check to make sure all of your signal bulbs are 1157.



I agree with above. Check this first, if you have the wrong bulbs in the wrong spot, it will cause havoc. I wasted half a day trying to figure out what was wrong with my system when I fist bought the car. Previous owner installed wrong bulbs.

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