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Old 08-01-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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turn signals

The turn signals on my '94 HR Alumalite dp take a while to start blinking, then blink quickly. I assume the flasher unit is bad, but I can't find the thing. Help,leaving Sunday. Thank you, Mike

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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Maybe obvious, but turn it on and follow the noise?

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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Usually a fast blinker means a bulb is out. Is it fast blinking on both right and left side? If its fast on both sides then its the flasher relay.
Not sure why they hide the flasher. I agree with above. Let it flash and start the hunt.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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Most blinkers are really self resetting thermal circuit breakers DESIGNED to make and break many times. (unlike the ones called circuit breakers that are not really designed to break that often)

Two types. One type when you turn on current flows and heats the strip which then BREAKS cools down and MAKES and the cycle repeates. The first blink may take a bit longer but I'd be surprised if you notice. NOTE: this type will blink FASTER if there are more lamps on the circuit.

The other type current flows in a heater element which eventually causes the flasher to MAKE (Shorting out the heater) now it cools off and breakes.. This type will work with very little load (one lamp) or with a heavy load (10 lamps) and not a whole lot of difference.. Again the first blink takes slightly longer


Well the first blink the bi-metal strip is starting at say 70(f) and from there on perhaps 150 (f) (Whatever temp it MAKES at)
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