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    Brakes

    So when I press down on my brakes, about 25% of the time ( I believe itís my left blinker ) will flash on and I slightly push up and it turns off. I donít know why the blinker turns on when I press the brake but if anyone knows why this happens and how to fix it thatíd be great, thanks and #jeepon


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    Brakes

    Either a short or a bad ground at the blinker. What is likely happening is the brake light has a poor ground, so when you press brake the voltage is at the light but current cannot flow to the normal ground path, so it seeks another path. The path it may have found is the blinker.
    Make sure the. Bulb is installed correctly.


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    Re: Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    Either a short or a bad ground at the blinker. What is likely happening is the brake light has a poor ground, so when you press brake the voltage is at the light but current cannot flow to the normal ground path, so it seeks another path. The path it may have found is the blinker.
    Make sure the. Bulb is installed correctly.


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    Thanks for the help. #jeepon


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    Re: Brakes

    By pushing up do you mean you push up on the blinker switch? That is called the multifunction switch and is known to go bad. They are easy to replace.
    But I'd first check the bulb and socket. Then the ground.


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    Re: Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    By pushing up do you mean you push up on the blinker switch? That is called the multifunction switch and is known to go bad. They are easy to replace.
    But I'd first check the bulb and socket. Then the ground.


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    Yes, ok lll take a look.


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