[urq] parking lights not working

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 08:00:09 PST 2009

Bad ground?  Absolutely.  I suggest turning on the flashers, opening up the
trunk and playing a bit with the wiring connector at the left side (since
this supplies power to the right side as well).  Sometimes the metal
contacts can be bent slightly to make better contact (I would alternate the
bends). Also, there is a male tab on each bulb housing that you can run a
wire with spade to one of the 8?mm attachment nuts for the lens to assist
with proper grounding.



On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Jim Miller <jmiller at quantumcom.com> wrote:

> Thanks! Fixed!
> Just wanted to get back and thank everyone about the parking light
> demon. The issue turned out to be melted plastic on the red wire
> spade on the "30" terminal that goes to terminal D3 on the fusebox.
> It was not making a proper connection to the switch blade terminal. I
> had a spare light switch connector and I re-worked all the wires into
> it. Long process but had the right pin tool! And Steve Buchholz did
> note "given how the wiring fans out from the switch and the numerous
> ground points, a complete failure of all the running lights has to be
> caused by that red wire. In fact, if the red wire is faulty for some
> reason it will affect all the instrument cluster/gauge lights
> controlled by the dimmer ... so your loss of the dash illumination
> confirms this hypothesis.
> I might try a few of the other suggestions of to remove the wire from
> the fusebox connector, and get power feed from a spare 1/4" spade
> terminal on the back of the fusebox instead.
> Lights are much brighter, I might add!
> Now, go figure, my turn signals are not working. Flasher is good.
> Hazards work on drivers side only. Could be a ground?
> Jim
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