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Turn signals and Emergency signals not flashing
Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:21 AM
I got my 84 GL Wagon about 5 months ago and now have a problem that I would like some advice on.
My turn signals and Emergency lights don't blink. They just stay solid no matter what. I checked and it would appear that all the lights are working (they light up). Is it posiable that a bulb could still be burnt out? Like a filiment is burnt out which is keeping them from flashing? Or because they light up are they probaly okay? It is dark so I will check them in morning anyway.
Also if it is not my bulbs then could it be the flasher? I checked under the dash and I think I see the flasher. It looks like it is a tad of a pain to get out. Is that a standard flasher I could buy at the store (like Canadian Tire) or is that something I am goign to have to get at a dealer? It looks like a hefty wireing harness plugs into it.
Anyway I have always heard that if the turn signals and the hazards don't flash, then it is the flahser, and I am jsut curious as to everyone elses thoughts.
Posted 27 March 2005 - 06:12 AM
Posted 27 March 2005 - 06:46 AM
Now, (some FYI here), if the rear TS bulb is blown, your front one and the dash indicator will light but not blink. If a front one blows, the rear and dash indicator will blink rapidly. This is only for the TS system. The E-F will/should blink regardless if a bulb is out. This is providing that the flasher unit(s) are good.
You can use either flasher unit in either circuit. Putting an E-F unit on the TS will slow the blink rate slightly. Putting a TS unit on the E-F will speed up the blink rate. I usually use the heavy-duty E-F unit on both circuits. This will be benificial if you tow a trailer, as the TS bulbs on the trailer will change the blink rate due to added load on circuit.
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