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Old 08-02-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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another weird problem

sometimes, when I engage turn signals, my cluster glitches for a second - RPM needle drops, then comes back again
as the turn signal continues to work, everything is fine, it's just for this first second

a short somewhere?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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a short somewhere
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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The trouble may be due to a bad ground to the dash area. Running a ground jumper to a known good ground point will eliminate that possibility. The trouble could also be due to a faulty power connection to those things. It's not a short problem.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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my 2000 outback is doing this, did you ever find a fix ?
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yes, I stopped using my turn signals

there are three possible causes that I see

1. I did a retrofit which involved HID kit and rewiring headlights completely
2. I changed the lights stalk, but I believe I put old one back
3. I moved my battery to the trunk
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another weird problem

sometimes, when I engage turn signals, my cluster glitches for a second - RPM needle drops, then comes back again
as the turn signal continues to work, everything is fine, it's just for this first second

a short somewhere?
mine has a bit of an issue as well... when the head lights are on and i use the turn signal it flickers the head lights and gauge cluster lights...i can hear the relay click on and off under the glove box...Im guessing its the headlight siwtch, must be corroded or worn. Im going to replace the whole thing...you might have the same issue
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Replacing the headlight switch won't fix the trouble. The problem is due to either a resistive connection to power or ground, most likely ground. I suggest you try cleaning the grounds under the hood first. Start with the battery to chassis ground.
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thanks for the replies so far , i plan to inspect, clean, and maybe try adding a ground wire or two this weekend and trying a fresh battery
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