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71 Mach Electrical problems.
(09-27-2019, 07:35 AM)midlife Wrote:
(09-27-2019, 07:06 AM)Fordboy71 Wrote: You guys are awesome! I added a cable from batt — to the VR mounting screw and instantly the turn signals and gauge lights worked. I added a strap from the firewall to the  engine block and the gauges started working, Plus the gauge lights got brighter.
....and to think my wife said you guys would be a bad influence on me..... don’t tell her I was here...
If you want, you can tell her that we are only a pack of Internet Ax Murderers.  That's what my wife warned me about when I began using the Internet...
Sounds like what my wife said, met a few members from here and still have all my original body parts.

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So the right turn signal worked fine. The left one came on but did not blink. I added an extra ground wire from the left taillight to the body and it works now, just slower than the right side. ?
Clean the socket base and contact, as well as the bulb, put some bulb grease on the bulbs so they don't corrode. You may have improved the ground, but it may not be good enough. I use internal star washers between the connector and the ground, so the washer bites into the connector and ground metal. Also, clean the connectors on the positive wire. The condition of the front turn signal bulb and connectors will also affect the flash speed.

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