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Old 06-07-2012
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Strange intermittent electrical power loss

Alright guys, i've got a weird electrical issue that is causing off and on power loss to the wipers and blower motor. Here is the issue:

Initially when the problem starting, I was driving down the road, the wipers go out. This is cool. Its raining. Then i notice that the left turn signal indicator in the gauge cluster is on constantly (the blinkers aren't blinking, just the green arrow is on). Then i notice the blower motor is not on, although it is switched to turn on.

I pull the truck over, check fuse, then pull out relays under hood for wipers, then everything magically works.

Drive .5miles and the wipers stop again, turn signal indicator is constant on, and blower motor out.

Get to work, pull out relays then reinstall, and it works again.

Weird. Go to work, get back, and everything is fine. Then drive .5miles and same thing happens (no wipers or blower, left turn singal indicator constant on).

Drive to Napa, it randomly stops acting up. Let it sit idle hoping it will repeat, nothing happens. Get the idea to turn on my running lights and headlights and the issue instantly turns on. Turn off running lights, issue stops. Weird.

The issue stops, so i drive home. I turn on left turn signal, and the blower motor goes out every time the turn signal relay clicks on and off.

So I think it could be the alternator slowly crapping out. Went to O'Reilys and they did a charging system check on it and it all cleared (although it wasn't acting up at that point).

Any Ideas guys? Maybe the MFS switch? or the wiper relays need replacing??

**TLDR, wipers and blower motor going out, then back on. Alternator going out?

Oh, and a pic of my trucks. projos are tit's

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Also appears I can upgrade if i need to do a alternator replacement with an expo alternator.....

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...er-273402.html
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Sounds like you have a bad ground. Check the ground on the left side of the radiator support just in front of the Battery.
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Old 06-08-2012
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Welp, I thought it might have been a bad ground but that one checked out good.

But sure enough, there is another hidden ground on the fender next to the power distribution block. That bolt was really loose!!! Screwed it back in, and everything is working great!!!! (at least so far, but it was definitely my issue).
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