<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T&K: This is our problem , When we turn on our right turn signal our left brake light goes out completely , we can't figure this one out . Thanks in advance .
68 Chevelle Malibu<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Most likely dirty/worn contacts in your turn signal switch (behind the steering wheel)
Bad ground in the stop/tailight circuit. Be sure that BOTH tailight sockets have a good connection to their respective ground wire and that the common ground wire is properly connected to a corrosion free point. On the 70 Chevelle, this point is in the trunk, near the latch unit.
Since it is a 68, the ground for the tailights is made by the socket plugging into a metal housing, and not a separate wire. One thing to consider with this setup it that the rear quarter extention (the body piece that houses the tailight) also has to have a good ground connection to the quarter panel. I believe this is achieved through the mounting hardware (4 nuts that hold the extension to the quarter panel). I'm not sure how the factory guarenteed a good ground connection between these parts, but in a restoration, I would think if these parts are painted seperately, and reaassembled after all the painting is done, the potential for a bad ground is there. Maybe a star washer under one of the nuts would take care of it?
If the switch is like the one in mine, there are a bunch of contacts which can get bent. all the power for the front and rear signal/brake lights runs through the switch and if any of the contacts are not aligned, all kinds of funny things can happen (lights comming on or going off at wrong times).
Charles Perrell [email protected]
65 malibu SS Convertible
283 2v powerglide
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