[xj] Direction signal problem, '85 xj6

“Bill and Pat Eshelman” <@Bill_Eshelman>

Help! I’ve lost the front direction/hazard signals and the dash signal
lights. The rear signals work fine and all the parking lights work…front
and rear…so the bulbs are ok. Is there anything in the wiring that would
isolate just the front turn signals?===================================================
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MillTech MillTech@Pacbell.net

Bill and Pat Eshelman wrote:

“Bill and Pat Eshelman” marco@gulftel.com

Help! I’ve lost the front direction/hazard signals and the dash signal
lights. The rear signals work fine and all the parking lights work…front
and rear…so the bulbs are ok. Is there anything in the wiring that would
isolate just the front turn signals?

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Bill & Pat,

I just went through this exact grief with mine. The solution was to completely replace
all the electrical connectors in the wire junction(s) under the fuse box on the top of
the LH front fender. The bullet connectors just don’t last. Not that there are
connectors on the other fender as well. Replacement is not too bad a job.

Jim Downes===================================================
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“DOUGLAS DWYER” <@Doug_Dwyer>

Bill and Pat,
I agree with Jim’s advice about the bullet connectors. One note, though. The
front park lamp/signal bulbs are dual filament. The “low” filament (park
lamps) may be OK but the “high” filament (signals) may be burned out. So,
you can’t assume that the bulbs are 100% OK just because the parklamps work
! Double check or replace the bulbs just on GP. Just my 2 cents worth…

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA

Help! I’ve lost the front direction/hazard signals and the dash signal
lights. The rear signals work fine and all the parking lights work…front
and rear…so the bulbs are ok. Is there anything in the wiring that
would----- Original Message -----
From: Bill and Pat Eshelman marco@gulftel.com
isolate just the front turn signals?

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“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

On the S3 car, the turn signal and parking lamp bulbs are one and the same,
but the filaments are NOT. So the fact that the parking light works does NOT
mean that the filament for the turn signal works. The dash signal lights
will not work if the bulb itself is faulty. However, the connection with the
hazard switch is interesting, because the turn signals are wired through
this switch. Check fuse # 10 and fuse #2, both 15A and both related to the
hazard switch. Replace them if you have extras.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “Bill and Pat Eshelman” marco@gulftel.com
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 6:00 AM
Subject: [xj] Direction signal problem, '85 xj6

“Bill and Pat Eshelman” marco@gulftel.com

Help! I’ve lost the front direction/hazard signals and the dash signal
lights. The rear signals work fine and all the parking lights work…front
and rear…so the bulbs are ok. Is there anything in the wiring that
would
isolate just the front turn signals?

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Cannara <@Cannara>

Whenever you clean or replace these kinds of connectors, do use a light oil or
electrical grease on the metal parts before reassembly. This sounds like it
will cause open circuits, but in fact it will protect the metal-to-metal
contacts from corrosion. The connectors generally slide together, pushing
lubricant away from surface points in intimate contact, while allowing it to
surround those contact patches, thus protecting them. Always do this with
bullets that are exposed, as for the front lighting, and you’ll be happy ever
after. They’ll also be easier to unplug when you need to work on, or paint,
the car.

It’s also possible to get gold-plating solution that will create better
surfaces, but I don’t know it’s legal to sell anymore, since it’s cyanide
based. Yummm.

Alex
79xj6L SII

MillTech wrote:>

MillTech MillTech@Pacbell.net

Bill and Pat Eshelman wrote:

“Bill and Pat Eshelman” marco@gulftel.com

Help! I’ve lost the front direction/hazard signals and the dash signal
lights. The rear signals work fine and all the parking lights work…front
and rear…so the bulbs are ok. Is there anything in the wiring that would
isolate just the front turn signals?

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Bill & Pat,

I just went through this exact grief with mine. The solution was to completely replace
all the electrical connectors in the wire junction(s) under the fuse box on the top of
the LH front fender. The bullet connectors just don’t last. Not that there are
connectors on the other fender as well. Replacement is not too bad a job.

Jim Downes

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