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Old 04-01-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Turn signal

My BH has requested that I find a way to increase the volume of the turn signal. I know I've seen ads in the back of magazines but after reviewing FMC and RV upgrades I was unsuccessful. Can anyone help ? My honey says that if she can't hear the turnsignal she won't sit in the passenger seat any longer. Well, now that I think about it .....


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Old 04-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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I installed turn signal beepers/buzzers on all my motorcycles, doing it to an RV would be just as simple. Radio Shack sells small 12v buzzers, buy two, and wire them into the turn signal wires. There is a way to do it with one, but that involves diodes and stuff, a lot simpler to use 2 buzzers.

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On our '06 the turn signal sound came from a speaker that's part of the speedometer. We lost volume on our turn signals, then the volume went away, then later we lost all the buzzers and warning sirens. We had to send the speedometer to Actia to have the speaker replaced, and once that was done, it's as loud as new. Actia turned the speedometer around in a week; very easy to do, and they upgraded our LCD panel to a new series at the same time.

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Old 04-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #4
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I tried the "Extra Loud" turn signal flasher. Save your money. WRV already used the loudest one. You'll have to go buzzer or chime.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Take- IIRC your rig has actual plug-in-relay type flashers. The 04+ Vansco rigs use the Vansco to do the flashing, and the idiot light cluster (which is also on the J1939 data bus) has a speaker in it that clicks.

For the Vansco units you could easily tap the signal wire that has the flash on-off-on-off... and run a wire thru a buzzer to ground. Or maybe you can get a device w/programmable ring tones you could download off I-Tunes?
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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You're right (as usual). I wasn't sure if 2004 was the year they went fully Vansco. I have yet to fix the issue with mine, but I do have extra (free) flashers!

I'm guessing I can just intercept the post-relay end of the flasher and tie in a buzzer to ground. No?

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