<VV> right turn signal not working

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 21 17:21:50 EDT 2006

These kinds of gremlins are usually a poor ground SOMEWHERE in the system - 
usually either at the bulb or at the dash.  Check that the grounding strap 
on the (backside - about 2 inches left of the steering column) LM dash is 
clean and firmly attached with a clean screw.  If that does not solve it, 
check the grounding at the bulb end - could be rusty OR recent body work 

Also, the little clips on the stock light sockets don't always make great 
contact with the body - try twisting the socket a few times (left - right) 
in the body hole where it (they) reside.  Generally speaking, if the rear 
signal does not light neither does the brake light on that side since it is 
the same filament in the bulb.  THAT would be a strong indicator that there 
is a poor ground at the bulb end.

I suppose it could be the indicator bulb - never had that one happen.  They 
(both) just plug into the back of the dash and there is a cardboard tube 
which directs the light to the green lens just behind the arrows on the 
front of the dash.

Since you did not indicate a "flash" on either L or R, perhaps it is the 
flasher, itself.  Got another car you can swap one from to test that 

Later, JR

'61 Rampside Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140
'66 beater Coupe - "icemobile" 4/140

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "robert guerin" <plumbob3 at localnet.com>
To: "vv club" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 3:54 PM
Subject: <VV> right turn signal not working

on my 65 corsa the right turn signal suddenly stop working.I have been doing 
some checking to solve the problem but can't seem to find the 
problem.Replaced the bulb with known good one,have 12.5v at flasher when 
either side is put on by directional lever.Have 3.5v at right socket,have 
11.5v at left socket.Left side lights but does not flash both front and 
rear,right only rear light works.Left indictor on dash stays on(no flash) 
right does not light.If the indicator light was burned out would that cause 
the problem that I am having.I think I have remove the dash  face to get at 
the indicator bulb.I'll look it up to be sure.Any help would be greatly 

thank you
Robert guerin

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