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Pull the wiring harness apart to locate where this short is and repair accordingly.
The one you were moving around that caused the change.
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Yes you did, you said that jiggling wires brought it back, THOSE wires.
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No relay for this, so we need to check the power distribution box under the hood for any breaks in wiring before we move into the dash board and steering wheel.
It's always a good idea to check behind and underneath them too for corrosion and the possibility of rodents chewing through wiring.
Ok, then it appears that this may be a bit beyond your capabilities which is not bad, you just may need a little assistance from a shop at this point. Sorry for that news, and I hope this doesn't affect my rating. We did try for you.
Possible, but that would not cause the brake lights to not work depending how they're wired.
Ok, this post is just getting too long. There are 2 different flashers, 1 for the blinkers and 1 for the flashers. It's doubtful they are both bad at the same time. Most likely there is a wiring problem. Please don't forget to rate me now.
No, I gave you several different things to check that you DID NOT or could not do. All the ideas I gave you are valid ones and that's what we commissioned to do for you. If you are unable to carry out the tasks, that's not my fault. Please understand and rate me fairly.