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  1. Tactical185

    Tactical185 Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to the site and I hope that this is the correct page to post my problem/ question.

    1971 Barracuda, taillights are not working and turn signals are not working. When I turn on the parking lights, all lights will come on but no turn signals. When I turn on the head lights, I have no taillights and no turn signals, but the brake and reverse lights work. At this point, I changed all light bulbs. I would appreciate any help, thank you
     
  2. Chryco Psycho

    Chryco Psycho Well-Known Member

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    Could be a few problems , Turn sinal switc can be a problem , Flaser could be bad or cround problems
    sorry te letters between F& I are not workin
     
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  3. Tactical185

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    Ok, thank you, checking now
     
  4. Devin Duke

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    Did both problems (TS, tail lamps) start at the same time?
    Anything been worked on lately? If so, is that when the problem started?
     
  5. Tactical185

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    Its hard to say, I bought the car about 30 years ago and I don’t remember if the lights were working back then. The car sat in storage until the restoration. It was only after the restore when I found out the problem.
     
  6. Devin Duke

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    Too many things could be happening here. Could be more than one malfunction.
    Best thing for you to do is get a factory wiring diagram and start from scratch. First thing to do is get behind the dash and take a good look at the wiring. Remove anything that has been spliced in, added on. Gauges, aftermarket gauges etc.
     
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  7. Tactical185

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    Started eliminating one thing at a time, I’m down to the turn signal switchI’ll let you know. Thank you
     
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