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Old December 11th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Quick Q?: front blinker lights with brake pedal

Is there a brake light path that goes to the front of the truck?

Granted I may have cut one cable too many while removing PO wiring, but I thought it was pretty bizarre when I noticed it this past weekend while moving the truck around.

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Old December 11th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Is there a brake light path that goes to the front of the truck?

Granted I may have cut one cable too many while removing PO wiring, but I thought it was pretty bizarre when I noticed it this past weekend while moving the truck around.

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Not ordinarily!

Something is connected up wrong.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Normally, if you have one light causing another to turn on, it is a ground problem. The power from the ground of one light is powering the other light through it's ground. Check the grounds on all of the lights in question and make sure they are properly connected to the body or chassis.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Normally, if you have one light causing another to turn on, it is a ground problem. The power from the ground of one light is powering the other light through it's ground. Check the grounds on all of the lights in question and make sure they are properly connected to the body or chassis.
Yes 100% agree if the lights are physically close together and share a ground thats bad to the chassis/bodywork but front to back of the vehicle seems a long way for a bad ground to cause another light to light up.

Oscar does the brake light light as well dimly as well as the front light or is it just the front blinker at full power?
If it's the latter to my mind it's more likely to be incorrectly wired lights than a ground problem.
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Old December 12th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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The brake light wires are in the chassis loom that is connected at the firewall via a plug. The front wing loom is also connected to a plug at the firewall one for each side. The brake light switch is on top of the brake box on the firewall. Is the flashing light on the same side as the brake light switch?
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Thanks for the replies guys. Maybe it has something to do with my rear lights being disconnected? I have everything stripped out for the paint shop and I was so focused on this bizarre front brake light occurrence that I forgot to mention that all my rear lights are disconnected and sitting on a shelf in the garage.

Thanks again, still odd. hopefully it is sorted when I reassemble the truck.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Maybe it has something to do with my rear lights being disconnected?
Yep. There have been a few threads recently with people who have had this issue and when I had the issue it was because of the rear lights.
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