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Just installed new turn signal switch on my 1964

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Just installed new turn...

Just installed new turn signal switch on my 1964 thunderbird\, all turn signals work except the left parking light indicator and hood indicator. the new switch is a 7 wire switch. i very slowly replaced wire for wire at connectors, any help would be great

Mechanic's Assistant: It's good that it's giving you information about the problem. The Ford Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Tried switching the wires with little outcome, as i said turn siginals work in rear and on right side. one note the parking light alone seem alittle dim and if you look real close them seem to be blinking

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?

Also no brake lights sorry forgot that

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Swap the bulb from right to left to rule out the bulb to begin with.
How many brake light bulbs are there and are they the same bulbs as tail/park lights and if so are they 2 filament?

Do you have a voltmeter? Do you have the wiring diagram?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
all bulbs are good and all lights were working with old switch, i think its a wiring issue. i have the electrical assembly manual but,the wiring codes dont match.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i do have a volt meter
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, so it's just the left front turn signal that don't work, or is dim and barely flashing?

Plus, the stop lamps don't work at all?

How many brake light bulbs are there and are they the same bulbs as tail/park lights and if so are they 2 filament?

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

using the voltmeter check how many volts are making it to them left front bulbs.

Check how much to the stop lamps, too. If exactly zero, check again exiting the stop lamp switch and check the fuse.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Is this the 6.4L or 7.0L Engine?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its a 400m
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

So this is not the original engine?

I want to look up the correct wiring diagram, so I need to know what the original engine was or give me the vin.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Hold on, autozone says it only had the 6.4

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Next, is this a convertible or hardtop?

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

here are the 2 wiring diagrams,

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i have no volts on left front socket with turn signal or parking light
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
car is a 2 doors hardtop
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Check for voltage exiting the light switch and the turn signal switch. Follow the color wires, they should be the green/white at the turn signal switch and the black/yellow at the light switch.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Also, I found the stoplamp switch. It's a green wire coming out going to the turn signal switch. test it for voltage with the brake pedal pressed down and key on run, engine off.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
there doesnt seem to be any voltage on green wire to turn signal switch
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Check the fuse for the stoplamp.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
all fuses are ok
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

You have a voltmeter, why aren't you actually testing both sides of the fuse for voltage so you know where to test next?

If there is actually no voltage to the fuse, that is a problem in between the fuse box and battery, including everything in between. If you simply looked to see if the fuse was blown or not, that isn't a good enough test when diagnosing problems, Simply looking at fuses is ok when you are on the road and have no voltmeter or test light.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sounds good,i'll do a voltage check on fuses
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Great, let me know when you have the results.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you still need help with this?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
but I have to go out of town
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, well let me know when you get back. This post will close though 7 days after it was opened, so that's March 12, 1:07 PM.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

back yet?

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