Flashing taillights

Pinkshit
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September 14th, 2018, 9:06 am #1

Hi Everyone!

I would like to ask the following problem (because I cannot find in another topic): when I use my turn signal (doesn't matter which side) my taillight is flashing too. I want to find the taillight ground wire, because I think that's the problem because it's corroded. Can somebody help where it is located? :)

Many thanks! :)
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freegeo
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September 14th, 2018, 6:04 pm #2

Welcome to the forum!

What year is your car?  
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September 15th, 2018, 11:35 pm #3

freegeo wrote: Welcome to the forum!

What year is your car?  
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Year/Make/Model 1993, Geo Metro XFI 1.0
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September 16th, 2018, 1:08 am #4

PTA2PTB wrote:
freegeo wrote: Welcome to the forum!

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Thank you sir, I hadn't thought of looking there.  Forgot that info is not displayed any longer.
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September 16th, 2018, 1:23 am #5

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September 16th, 2018, 9:22 am #6

Yes it's a '93 XFi.
...so i want to correct the description of the problem:
If I turn once on the comboswitch (behind the steering wheel) my corner lights are come up. Thats ok! But if I use my cornerlights and turn the turnsignals on, the cornerlights are flashing too, until I turn off the turnsignals (you have to watch them closely because you cannot recognize it from a large distance) many of my friends have told me thats a ground problem. Any idea?
Sorry about my poor english - besides taillight is not cornerlight.

I hope someone understand this! Many thanks!
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September 16th, 2018, 11:21 pm #7

I will see if I can bring up the 94 wiring diagram for the parking lights and turn signal.
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September 17th, 2018, 12:07 am #8

the 89-94 Swift rear light bulb sockets use a friction method to connect the copper wire to each bulb socket ground (black wires). over time this may become oxidized and the result is that affected bulb circuits may find an alternate ground path through another light filament circuit ground. this will do unusual things like brake light turn off when signal is flashing, taillight flashes when signal is on, etc. the fix is to clean the socket to wire friction surfaces or to solder them.
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September 17th, 2018, 12:50 am #9

suzukitom wrote: the 89-94 Swift rear light bulb sockets use a friction method to connect the copper wire to each bulb socket ground (black wires). over time this may become oxidized and the result is that affected bulb circuits may find an alternate ground path through another light filament circuit ground. this will do unusual things like brake light turn off when signal is flashing, taillight flashes when signal is on, etc. the fix is to clean the socket to wire friction surfaces or to solder them.
You mean inside the socket.  I have a 94 wiring harness.  I will look at it when I get home 
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September 17th, 2018, 12:58 am #10

the copper ground wire is friction connected between the outside of each metal bulb socket and the black plastic socket holder that the metal bulb socket is pressed into.
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