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1996 silverado head lights, tail lights flasher problem

Discussion in 'GM Electrical Tech' started by Schultmg, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Schultmg

    Schultmg New Member

    I have a 1996 2500. Recently my left turn signal stopped working or so I thought. It works during the day but it doesn't work at night when my headlights or running lights are on. When I turn on my left turn signal my four way flashers come and the dash lights flash. Also when nothing is on when I hit my brakes the dash lights come on. I'm running out of ideas what it could be. Check all my fuses and bulbs and they were good. Does anyone have any other ideas what it could be?
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Sounds like either the directional switch to head light switch. The wiring on the 96 trucks is really odd. The side markers, what most call turn signals, don't have a direct ground they ground depending on what the park lights are doing. Both are controlled by either the directional switch or headlight switch. What you describing with the hazards going on with the left turn sounds like a directional switch issue.
  3. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    You have a poor ground, probably on the left fender.

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