New member - "Upstate NY"
New member here from about 90 miles NNW of NY City. I'm actually an 'over the hill retired gear head' but have never been comfortable tearing away at electrical systems on vehicles with lots of electronics- which is almost anything newer than about '82 (8, although at this point I've luckily accumulated more tools and stuff than most mechanics
including a lift (shoulda picked one up 10 years ago!) and have been restoring an old sport bike in my basement every year for the past 7 or 8 years. Anyhow, none of that stuff is helping with this newest issue.
I really like my '07 Nitro but am too chicken to tear into it (8. I noticed about a month ago my left fog light
was out. The bulb was good but replaced it anyhow and reset the TIPM. No luck. Shortly after that,
the front right turn sig began working only intermittently. It's fine until the parking and/or headlamps were switched
ON then doesn't work- just the old fast-blink indicator. Additionally- the right front parking light is out, as is the
right front side marker. Bulbs are all good. I scoured the 'net for a couple of days and finally found that all
of those lights, including the LEFT FOG Lamp, are grounded at ground "G108", which is located on the front left fender well? That is the problem- I don't know exactly where it is but it doesn't appear to be out in the open. There are 2 sets of grounds on the inner left fender well, more or less under the front of the master cylinder. Both needed cleaning. AFTER cleaning these two sets of grounds (each one has 3 or 4 wires), my electric door lock intermittent problem went away but the lights issue is hanging in there. Anyone have an idea exactly WHERE G108 is? Maybe under the battery? Freezing in the garage right now. Had a furnace till recently but it appears the mother board has given up the ghost...
thanks in advance for any ideas-