I just bought a 1970 Beetle and have a question. My front turn signals do not work. when I turn the headlights on, the front headlights illuminate as expected, and the turn signals light and stay solid as well, is this normal? But when I signal, only my rear signals work, the front signals on the fender stay solid, what could the problem be?
Start with the simple... check the flasher (small round or square in the fuse box), please check a shop manual for the correct component. Then check to see if any of the four (front/rear) turn signal bulbs is burned out. Check for any lose (ungrounded) wires behind the dashboard (from the trunk area). Look for lose connections or frayed wires under each fender. Check for moisture anywhere within the electrical system. I hope this helps, Patrick.
So if one of the bulbs is burned out, it is possible that neither of the front signals will work?
I have the wiring diagrams in my Bentley. From what I can see, and I am no professional reading these things, is that the front and rear signals on each appropriate side have a separate fuse. Here is where I am confused. When I turn the signal on, my dash will begin to flash and stop after a certain amount of time, but the rears will continue to signal until I turn the wheel. So basically, my front signals do not blink at all, but light up as running lights when my headlights are on. So I am getting juice to the bulbs. My rear signals work, and the interior signal on the dash flashes, but will eventually stop. The stopping of the dash light flashing does not affect the rear signals fromgoing out though. What do you think my problem could be?
If the flasher was bad, wouldn't the rear signals not be working as well? It does not make a lot of sense. The rear signals work, while the fronts do not, although the lights, light up with the headlights. The dash signal goes on and stops after a few seconds as well, but the rear signals continue to work after the dash signal stops. IT makes no sense, and I have checkde the wiring diagram.
I just spoke to the previous owner. He said the signals have always worked. So basically, my question is what would cause the rear signals to work and the fronts to not work. Please help.
Thanks, that is very helpful. IF I need to re-wire, what type of wire should I be using. I will save that part for the weekend. This is very helpful.
The bulb was loose. Thanks for the help!
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