<VV> directional problem 1969 HELP

David S Malcolm david.s.malcolm at verizon.net
Sat Jun 30 12:59:26 EDT 2018

The flasher for the 69 is way up under the left top of the dash, above 
the light switch and really hard to reach. Its a small square one in a 
clip. On mine I replaced it with an electronic one as I've been using 
high bright bulbs and leds.

Might try replacing that before opening the steering column. Also Jim 
has good advice, the grounds on the light sockets and quite fragile. I 
replaced mine with the Mopar all metal and ran ground wires. Good 
blinkers and stop lights all around.


On 06/30/2018 12:05 PM, Jim Becker via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Original style 2-bulb flasher or heavy-duty flasher?  Symptoms can 
> differ with the same root cause. As I recall, the 4-ways use a 
> separate flasher from the turn signals.  You will probably need to 
> test your way down several paths to the problem.  My first guess is a 
> bad ground at a turn bulb.  What happens if you turn on the parking 
> lights and have somebody step on the brakes?  Do you get 2 brake 
> lights or one brake light while the other tail light goes out?  If so, 
> the one that goes out isn't grounded.
> Jim Becker
> -----Original Message----- From: Michael Kovacs via VirtualVairs
> Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:45 AM
> To: Virtual Vairs
> Subject:  directional problem 1969 HELP
> 1969 500 181,000 miles, original unrepaired drive train. winter beater.
> right directional works, very slow blinking.left direction bulbs and 
> indicator light up, but will not flash
> emergency flasher works, proof bulbs and wireing to them is OK.
> all bulbs good
> replaced the flasher, that is not the problemdisconnected the wire 
> harness from steering column. No corrosion at all.key buzzer and horn 
> work.parking lights work
> Should I suspect the contact inside the steering column? I dont like 
> taking that apart till all other options are exhausted.
> mike
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