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Old 05-22-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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Exclamation Headlights aren't working and blinker acting funny

Ok so the other morning I turn my lights on and drive the sun was coming up so I couldn't tell if they lit or not. I'm driving and use the right signal to exit and it's blinking fast. As I exit I turn left and use my signal. It blinks normal speed but I notice the right arrow still lit on my dash. Not blinking but lit.

I checked my headlight bulbs and they looked good. Swapped them anyway since I had some already. Hi beams work also. Whatever is going on with my right blinker is doing the same in the rear. My corners also act funny now, one lights and one doesn't depending I'd the lights are on or I signal.

Reading up it kinda sounds like a ground issue but I have no idea and no idea where to even begin looking. Any ideas or helpful info you can send my way would be great! Thx guys.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
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When I had a similar problem on a friend's car, it was a loose ground on the driver's side in the engine bay. Kind of near the ps fluid resorvior beside where the 3 AC relay/diodes are bolted on (2 circular cap looking things and 1 square thing bolted on to one bracket). He had the same symptoms as you but also the wiper would not turn off after switching it on.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:27 AM   #3
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the abnormal blinker speed would most likely be a bad bulb, ive had that happen once an i just replaced both bulbs (to be safe) an it went away, as far as the headlights, maybe your switch to turn your lights on? had that happen with an old bronco 2, hope this helps
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Ok so my switch works, the dash lights up and dims as normal and when I switch the headlights on the right blinker stays lit almost seems like the right blinker is getting the voltage from the headlights?
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I would most definetly check all of your grounds related to your lighting.

I had a similar issue on my 89 B2200. My headlights/tailights worked fine, but my signals went all crazy. I'd flick on my left signal and my 4 ways would blink back and forth like a railroad crossing, and when I stepped on the brakes my reverse lights would light up.

Cleaned up the grounds and solved my issues.

Start with the obvious fixes first!
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #6
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I would most definetly check all of your grounds related to your lighting.

I had a similar issue on my 89 B2200. My headlights/tailights worked fine, but my signals went all crazy. I'd flick on my left signal and my 4 ways would blink back and forth like a railroad crossing, and when I stepped on the brakes my reverse lights would light up.

Cleaned up the grounds and solved my issues.

Start with the obvious fixes first!
Ok cool, any idea where the grounds related to lighting are cuz I have no clue.
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I would most definetly check all of your grounds related to your lighting.

I had a similar issue on my 89 B2200. My headlights/tailights worked fine, but my signals went all crazy. I'd flick on my left signal and my 4 ways would blink back and forth like a railroad crossing, and when I stepped on the brakes my reverse lights would light up.

Cleaned up the grounds and solved my issues.

Start with the obvious fixes first!
Ok cool, any idea where the grounds related to lighting are cuz I have no clue.
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right blinker stays lit a
Could be the switch.... You can take it apart and clean the contacts or replace it...


On my accord when the right blinker stayed on it was the brown box on the cabin fuse box ( I forget what Honda called it but most manufactures call it the bcm /body control module)

Do your wiper work in the int position
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Could be the switch.... You can take it apart and clean the contacts or replace it...


On my accord when the right blinker stayed on it was the brown box on the cabin fuse box ( I forget what Honda called it but most manufactures call it the bcm /body control module)

Do your wiper work in the int position
Yes they do. No other issues really other then the right blinker and headlights.
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Take your turn signals out and follow the wires, and clean any obvious looking grounds you find.

They're just going to be a black wire bolted to the body somewhere.
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Take your turn signals out and follow the wires, and clean any obvious looking grounds you find.

They're just going to be a black wire bolted to the body somewhere.
Um I need the ground for my headlights tho not blinkers. The problem is with my headlights and it's effecting my right blinker. Also I don't have all my tools and room to take a bunch of stuff apart. My apts are small and manager is strict.

I tried just a visual look and it looked like the headlight wires go to a harness so I have no clue where to look for the headlight ground. That's what I want right now. Headlight ground location so I can figure this problem out. I want to look at the #1 suspect and go from there.
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id get on google or somethin an look for wiring diagrams or pics of the grounds, if ya dont get it fixed im replacing my headlights for JDMs an ill try an find the grounds
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Ok cool, any idea where the grounds related to lighting are cuz I have no clue.

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When I had a similar problem on a friend's car, it was a loose ground on the driver's side in the engine bay. Kind of near the ps fluid resorvior beside where the 3 AC relay/diodes are bolted on (2 circular cap looking things and 1 square thing bolted on to one bracket). He had the same symptoms as you but also the wiper would not turn off after switching it on.
That's the first ground I'd start with. There's also the 2 grounds, one by the driver's kick panel and one by the passenger kick panel.

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Ive had this problem before. I got to playing around when putting my foglights in and unbolted the grounds for the headlights, which is also the ground for the one side of the turnsignals.

This ground is located next to the battery. Looks like a dental floss container. Has multiple black wires coming from it. I would unbolt this, clean up all the metal contacts, and bolt it back on tight.
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