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Jimboob
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Jul 30, 2022, 6:05 AM

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About a week ago, I noticed that when I turned on the headlights of my 2013 Hyundai Elantra, the left directional on the dash was lit solid even though I was not using the directional and the hazard lights were off. When I turn off the headlights, that light did turn off.

Any ideas about the cause would be helpful. Also, if left unattended, can it cause other issues?


Hammer Time
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Jul 30, 2022, 7:05 AM

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What's going on on the outside of the car?

Are all the lights working properly including the turn signals?



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Jimboob
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Jul 30, 2022, 7:39 AM

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In all cases, the rear blinkers and the front right blinker appear to be working normally. Insofar as the front left blinker is concerned, the results vary. When the headlights are on, there is no blinking. But when the headlights are off, there is blinking, but the light is weaker than the front right light when it blinks.


Hammer Time
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Jul 30, 2022, 8:11 AM

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Locate the GE01 ground point and check the ground connection for all the wires there.

Those 2 lights share that ground point.





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Jimboob
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Jul 31, 2022, 8:39 PM

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About 7 weeks ago, I had some rear brake work done on my car. During that visit, tie rods were changed on the front end of the car. Is there any way that could have contributed to the issue at hand?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 31, 2022, 9:16 PM

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NO. 6 weeks after unrelated work none about lighting.

1st issue if they work at all functionally is bulb sockets or bulbs. Even new ones. Do any lenses for the lights show moisture in them?

That can raise strange problems.

IDK, I might take the suspect bulbs out, look real hard and put those on the other side see if problem moves to other side or the same.

Wet? New were greased with what should have been water resistant grease and doesn't carry any ohms of power thru that grease alone a special "dialectic" grease is used is pricey stuff is actually pure silicone grease is also sold for brakes parts read labels pure silicone can be used in submersed salt water marine use and last quite a while. It may not fix the issue but can prevent another bout of this annoyance,

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Hammer Time
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Aug 1, 2022, 4:15 AM

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Did you locate and check the ground location or not?



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Jimboob
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Aug 2, 2022, 1:47 PM

Post #8 of 9 (62 views)
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I really appreciate your input on this issue. It turns out that removing the front left directional bulb and then putting it back it fixed the problem.


Hammer Time
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Aug 2, 2022, 1:50 PM

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That's good. Closing this now as solved.



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