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dogvetia

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Posted: 05/22/20 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is a 2004 Journey on Freightliner XC chasis. I have no brake lites except the foot long light bar in center of the back cap. I have no hazards either. Turn signals both, work but no clicking sound. Turn signals more of less flicker. Do have tail lights.

I have checked bulbs and fuses, all good. Seems to me the flasher is bad but don't know how to find it or even if one exsists. Any thoughts?? Tom C


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Posted: 05/22/20 04:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

99% of all trailer light problems is the ground,white wire at trailer remove clean to bare metal, next place ground in your plug.

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thanks for quick reply but these are the brake lites on the motorhome

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Even CARS have too many grounding problems with rear lighting.

Motorhomes are a festival of nightmares with rear lighting. And a large majority are chassis negative issues.

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Posted: 05/22/20 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First thought is a ground, because you report that the turn signals flicker. Also no brake lights doesn't sound like the flasher.


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grounds grounds grounds TT TC class A or cc

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Posted: 05/22/20 06:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you located the flasher?
Have you checked the turn signal flasher fuse?
A poor electrical connection in the power lead. Check voltage at brake light socket.
Are the brake /turn signals LED?


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I would guess that light bar is LED so can still work with a very weak ground.

The higher wattage incandescent lamps can't work correctly with the bad ground.


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Posted: 05/22/20 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The third brake light (light bar in this case) works off circuit that feeds anti-lock brakes.
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There could be a connector at the base of the steering wheel that could be pulled loose.

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I think the Freightliner chassis has one flasher for turn signals, and a different flasher for the hazards.

Suggest you call the Freightliner help desk...a free service. They can give you some advice on the location of the flasher(s) and maybe help in troubleshooting your problem.

Have the last 6 digits of your vin number when you call as they will ask for that to find the records on your chassis.

1-800-FTL-HELP

There is also a Freightliner Chassis forum on the IRV2 site that may be able to help.

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