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'66 GTO turn signals


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:confused: A friend inherited this basket case a couple years ago and is now trying to get it on the road with my help. Among the many, many issues is the previous owner removed the dash for restoration but did not reinstall it - meaning the wiring is laying all over the place. Some are cut, some are twisty tied together... you get the idea. I've managed to get all the lights working (head hi/low beam, hi beam indicator, tail, parking, brake, dash, and turn signals), but the turn signals are flashing very fast. I've tried a new flasher and even tried a heavy duty 4-way flasher from another vehicle but still have very fast flashers. Fast flashing lights usually mean a load greater than what the flasher is rated for, but I thought the heavy duty 4-way would correct the problem, which it did not. The flasher also gets very warm meaning it's working too hard. The dash is still not installed so the wires are still all over the place. I've also noticed that the dash light fuse in the fuse box also gets very warm to the touch. What am I missing here?

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:confused: A friend inherited this basket case a couple years ago and is now trying to get it on the road with my help. Among the many, many issues is the previous owner removed the dash for restoration but did not reinstall it - meaning the wiring is laying all over the place. Some are cut, some are twisty tied together... you get the idea. I've managed to get all the lights working (head hi/low beam, hi beam indicator, tail, parking, brake, dash, and turn signals), but the turn signals are flashing very fast. I've tried a new flasher and even tried a heavy duty 4-way flasher from another vehicle but still have very fast flashers. Fast flashing lights usually mean a load greater than what the flasher is rated for, but I thought the heavy duty 4-way would correct the problem, which it did not. The flasher also gets very warm meaning it's working too hard. The dash is still not installed so the wires are still all over the place. I've also noticed that the dash light fuse in the fuse box also gets very warm to the touch. What am I missing here?

On some makes of cars a rapid flasher indicates a bulb not working, on Pontiac of that era a burned out turn signal lamp will get you no flashing indicators and the remaining bulbs to stay on....including the arrow on the dash. Before you tackle any of this it's best to have a road map with you for your journey. I recommend the Pontiac service manual for a detailed schematic of the car. Like we used to say in the Navy " If we don't have a flight plan this baby stays put".

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With all the wiring "messed up", I do'nt know, but would check the grounds to all the bulbs and bulb sockets. Please keep us posted.

kaycee

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