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2002 Toyota Tacoma Question: Turn Signal comes on with Brakes



mengineer, 3.4L V6, Lebanon, OH, February 02, 2011, 14:28

Recently the right front turn signal comes on (does not blink) when I hit the brakes. Signals work OK when not braking ... what is going on or where do I look?

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    February 02, 2011, 14:38

    either a bad bulb or a bad ground at the socket. carefully inspect the socket for corrosion and that the bulb fits tightly.


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    mengineer, February 03, 2011, 09:12

    I had already done this; no change. I found the problem - the previous owner had installed a trailer hitch (DrawTite) with a connection into the brake and turn signals. This connector block had arced to ground and fried a circuit board, plus much of the insulation had gotten brittle and come off the wires. Removed from circut - problem solved!

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