1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Left Directional when braking

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by MSGGrunt, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. MSGGrunt

    MSGGrunt

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Location:
    Athol, MA
    What gives? When I step on the brakes of my 89 FJ62 my left rear directional comes on and stays on with the brake light until I let off the brake peddle. When not braking and signaling the rear directional stays on. I am good with anything mechanical but electrical is like astro physics to me. I am selling the truck and really don't want to pass this on to a new owner.
     
  2. swampymarsh

    swampymarsh

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Kentucky
    Sound as if you have a bad ground (high resistance) in the ground circuit. Both directional and brake lights are wired through the same wire and ground to the body at the same point at the rear panel (under) When you brake, it is grounding out through the turn signal light (lighting it up). Check all your connections and see if you see any corrosion or broken wires. First place I would check is and the light bulb sockets, the ground point and then wires between the left and right lights. Good luck. Remember that electricity will always take the path of least resistance. Dave