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From : geekboy

Q: the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks .

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From : Annonymous

on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. .

From : geekboy

on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. thanks for that info... the vehicle has both after market old radio and hitch wiring. the right side head lamps are also half as bright as left side. .

From : maxpower

the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks does this vehicle have a particular year it was made and maybe even a certain model .

From : geyser

samstone@aol.com wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. irrelevant! geekboys question is once every 20-30 seconds were not there geekboy but you can count one-one-thousand two-one-thousand three-one-thousand... and so on to measure the interval. .

From : billy

the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks does this vehicle have a particular year it was made and maybe even a certain model whats a inficator and why dont i have one. 2002 dodge ram 1500 swb 2 door hood and a tailgate. oh yeah its a 4.7 a/c still only works on driver side even though its single control maybe ill tear into the dash when weather gets cooler and it came with a aftermarket tool box. do i need one .

From : peterd

on sun 28 sep 2008 160422 -0400 billy wcb1950@earthlink.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks does this vehicle have a particular year it was made and maybe even a certain model whats a inficator and why dont i have one. 2002 dodge ram 1500 swb 2 door hood and a tailgate. oh yeah its a 4.7 a/c still only works on driver side even though its single control maybe ill tear into the dash when weather gets cooler and it came with a aftermarket tool box. do i need one hard to say if you need a tool box or not but i find mine handy both for tools duh... and for a cooler to store stuff when i go grocery shopping. the tool box is much cooler thna the cab in the summer. id say since you have it keep it. bseg for the a/c maybe a hose came off .

From : billy

on sun 28 sep 2008 160422 -0400 billy wcb1950@earthlink.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks does this vehicle have a particular year it was made and maybe even a certain model whats a inficator and why dont i have one. 2002 dodge ram 1500 swb 2 door hood and a tailgate. oh yeah its a 4.7 a/c still only works on driver side even though its single control maybe ill tear into the dash when weather gets cooler and it came with a aftermarket tool box. do i need one hard to say if you need a tool box or not but i find mine handy both for tools duh... and for a cooler to store stuff when i go grocery shopping. the tool box is much cooler thna the cab in the summer. id say since you have it keep it. bseg for the a/c maybe a hose came off i wish it was a hose but the electronics is smarter than me!!! when i forget to turn off the inficator it dings a bell. id say probably a electronic high priced motor. maybe i ought to start riding in the tool box. .

From : geekboy

samstone@aol.com wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. irrelevant! geekboys question is once every 20-30 seconds were not there geekboy but you can count one-one-thousand two-one-thousand three-one-thousand... and so on to measure the interval. no..try reading the subject and you will see a question posted there. if you cannot see it most operating systems have the ability to enlarge the text so people with seeing disability can read better. .

From : geyser

geekboy wrote samstone@aol.com wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. irrelevant! geekboys question is once every 20-30 seconds were not there geekboy but you can count one-one-thousand two-one-thousand three-one-thousand... and so on to measure the interval. no..try reading the subject and you will see a question posted there. so you dont know where to place a question. why dont you just put your whole post into the subject line if you cannot see it most operating systems have the ability to enlarge the text so people with seeing disability can read better. magnifying it just makes your error bigger. .

From : geyser

geekboy wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. thanks for that info... the vehicle has both after market old radio and hitch wiring. the right side head lamps are also half as bright as left side. so thats a big clue. and your trailer probably does not even have head lamps. .

From : peterd

on fri 26 sep 2008 131948 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. thanks for that info... the vehicle has both after market old radio and hitch wiring. the right side head lamps are also half as bright as left side. ding! that is the bell announcing a winner. you have a ground problem probalby near the lamp socket. .

From : geekboy

hole in the body below the door crank the handle around and that whole side of the car front and rear is lifted. but then the car moved just a little bit. then it moved some more the jack keeled over and the car was quickly back on the ground. the jack has a tiny base its little arm is round the hole it fit into is round and the opposite side wheels slid. and now im warning people about jacks such as that which have no stability. an air force mechanic certainly ought to know how to put air in a tire wouldnt you say i mean duh! but one guy blew himself apart when he didnt realize that the pressure source he was using was unregulated and the tire exploded. theres an assumption of a certain level of competence with any of this well not any of this. dont assume competence when theres electricity involved. theres at least one competent dodge guy here that can not measure the voltage at a headlight bulb. he removes the bulb. string two 12v bulbs in series and hell remove one measure 12v at the socket remove the next measure and stubbornly tell you that they both operate at a full 12 volts. diy-er advice. i know youre smart enough to understand this so then the only reason to object and complain about it is to simply create an argument - to be a pain in someones ass. thats one reason. remember i told you that more than a year ago. nathan appears to take a superficial view of things and fails to ponder the what-ifs. i see... so your real problem is with nate on more of a personal level and not really with any of his suggestions or advice per se. had someone else with whom who had no pre-conceived opinion of and perhaps a different set of letters after his name gave the same advice to someone wanting to run a 220v welder off of an older 3-prong 220v dryer outlet you wouldnt have the same reaction - because once you take personalities out of the picture theres absolutely nothing electrically wrong with the way nate wired up his welder. and i know you know that. so theres also nothing wrong with the way nathan inspected his bumper how about yes or no here dont skip the question. . 222 345956 kuedk.1739$yu2.1431@nlpi066.nbdc.sbc.com on fri 26 sep 2008 131948 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. thanks for that info... the vehicle has both after market old radio and hitch wiring. the right side head lamps are also half as bright as left side. ding! that is the bell announcing a winner. you have a ground problem probalby near the lamp socket. strange thing is today i go to look for it and the problem is gone for the blinkers. the function properly until i turn the headlights on then do the same hing for the right side again. looks like a ground to the headlight problem. oh where to look since most of the wiring is located in that plastic wire tubing. guess that gives me an area to look closer where the wires are not inside that tubing. thanks .

From : peterd

on sun 28 sep 2008 210550 -0400 billy wcb1950@earthlink.net wrote on sun 28 sep 2008 160422 -0400 billy wcb1950@earthlink.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks does this vehicle have a particular year it was made and maybe even a certain model whats a inficator and why dont i have one. 2002 dodge ram 1500 swb 2 door hood and a tailgate. oh yeah its a 4.7 a/c still only works on driver side even though its single control maybe ill tear into the dash when weather gets cooler and it came with a aftermarket tool box. do i need one hard to say if you need a tool box or not but i find mine handy both for tools duh... and for a cooler to store stuff when i go grocery shopping. the tool box is much cooler thna the cab in the summer. id say since you have it keep it. bseg for the a/c maybe a hose came off i wish it was a hose but the electronics is smarter than me!!! when i forget to turn off the inficator it dings a bell. id say probably a electronic high priced motor. maybe i ought to start riding in the tool box. bwa-ha-ha... i can see it now! .

From : ed medlin ed edmedlin com

on fri 26 sep 2008 131948 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote on thu 25 sep 2008 231708 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote the right side is constantly lit when the key is in on position. i did change out some bulbs then it started working fine but today the light stays on the whole time even when the switch is not in the position of the afflicted one. when you put the switch in the position for the right side it will blink though very slowly. once every 20-30 seconds thanks it sounds like you have a ground wire problem still. ohm meter the ground wire from the plugback to the battery terminal. use the lowest ohm scale and look for near zero ohms add-ons trailer hitch plugs plow light packages among others many can cause weird problems. an aftermarket radio can cause weird elecrtical problems too if it does not have a good solid ground. thanks for that info... the vehicle has both after market old radio and hitch wiring. the right side head lamps are also half as bright as left side. ding! that is the bell announcing a winner. you have a ground problem probalby near the lamp socket. strange thing is today i go to look for it and the problem is gone for the blinkers. the function properly until i turn the headlights on then do the same hing for the right side again. looks like a ground to the headlight problem. oh where to look since most of the wiring is located in that plastic wire tubing. guess that gives me an area to look closer where the wires are not inside that tubing. thanks i would concentrate on the area around the lamp socket first if for no other reason than that the problem went away for awhile when you changed bulbs. ed .

From : peterd

on fri 26 sep 2008 191301 -0500 geekboy nerdrevenge@nerdythree.net wrote strange thing is today i go to look for it and the problem is gone for the blinkers. the function properly until i turn the headlights on then do the same hing for the right side again. looks like a ground to the headlight problem. oh where to look since most of the wiring is located in that plastic wire tubing. guess that gives me an area to look closer where the wires are not inside that tubing. thanks not the least bit strange. bad ground. .