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10 Oct 2018 18:17 #196641 by Pkayman82
Hello,
My Jimney is Switching on the Hazard lights when I indicate left or right.
I tried disconnecting the Hazard light switch but made no difference.
What could be the problem???

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10 Oct 2018 18:25 #196642 by Busta
Do you have a tow bar with a trailer socket wired up? If so, start looking there.

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10 Oct 2018 19:02 #196643 by Pkayman82
I do have a trailer socket wired up. Ill have a look at that some day and see if it can be sorted from there.

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10 Oct 2018 19:18 #196645 by helijohn

Busta wrote: Do you have a tow bar with a trailer socket wired up? If so, start looking there.


Would that not have been doing this from the installation?

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11 Oct 2018 04:15 #196647 by Lambert
Towing electrics are notoriously fragile being exposed to the elements behind a useless plastic flap, water and muck soon get in and then you have the green death in the wires. Hateful things.

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11 Oct 2018 06:48 #196651 by helijohn

Lambert wrote: Towing electrics are notoriously fragile being exposed to the elements behind a useless plastic flap, water and muck soon get in and then you have the green death in the wires. Hateful things.


Yes, been there and got the T shirt. I had a trailer board that the wire had run along the ground and I only knew about it when it was a dying battery. It is the reason I have voltmeters in every motor.

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11 Oct 2018 09:26 #196654 by yakuza

Lambert wrote: and then you have the green death in the wires. Hateful things.


haha "green death" -nice expression that tells it all. :)

it's like when your electric components release the smoke that is captured inside them.. then they die.

I bought a pre made wiring loom for the trailer hitch for my Jimny that hooked up to the original connectors inside the car behind the rear lights.
Sealed and safe. Not cheapest but will save lotsa time in the future. worth 100£ i think.
Still filled the socket for the trailer with grease so there is no space for water inside it.
The pre 2005 wiring loom for the jimny has an extra blinker relay to avoid overloading the original one.
Original blinker relay might release its smoke apparently..

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11 Oct 2018 10:21 #196658 by helijohn
Do you folks put covers on the ball and socket(s)? I have always covered mine and have slapped underseal on the back of the socket. Touch wood since 2001 mine has never let me down.

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11 Oct 2018 10:32 #196659 by yakuza
Most have lids..

The new type with 13 pins one seems to resist corrosion better.

Note i meant the backside/inside where the connections/wires are was filled with grease.

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11 Oct 2018 20:51 #196675 by Scimike
Also never had an issue with corrosion related death of trailer sockets on my Jimny (new ish) or Series Landy (very old).
Covers help as stated above ^^^, but my trick is a spray of ACF 50 every year or two on the contacts and once on the cable connections in the socket during installation (I fit my own electrics).
I use ACF 50 on my motorbikes / cycles and it stops corrosion dead. I even did my own tests on vsrious products to find something cheaper, but nothing works as good. Google it.

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11 Oct 2018 21:55 #196679 by Busta
Just to clarify, the reason I mention the trailer socket is not necessarily the socket itself, but whatever bodge job a previous owner may have done when wiring it into the car.
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