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Strange 996 Turn Signal Pproblem

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Last evening was the first time I’ve driven my newly-acquired 2003 996 C4S at night, and I have a strange problem with the turn signals. When the headlights are turned on (or the parking lights for that matter), all 4 turn indicators (front/rear and right/left) illuminate steadily (not flashing) as well as the right and left turn indicators on the tach. While driving that way, when I try the turn signal stalk (on the steering column), the turn signals don’t flash. With the headlights turned on the emergency flashers won’t operate, but they do if the headlights are off. With headlights off, everything functions as it should.

The only thing I’ve done which might be a contributing factor is to wire the side markers into parallel with the turn signal circuits to flash with the turn signals [http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/album103].

Has anyone else had this problem? And if so, what was the cause and the solution/fix.


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If you have wired in the side markers to flash with the indicators there is voltage to the indicators via a back emf along your new link wire when the lights are switched on. (electricity flows in both directions along a wire away from the +ve source) 


If you want to link in a separate circuit like this you have to fit a voltage blocker (a diode) which only permits voltage to flow in one direction. 


My view would be to disconnect the extra wiring you have put in and see if everything works as normal.



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