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Old 07-06-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy turn signals....again!

I am back!

my turn signals worked for a while but they are dead again. once again I am working with the thought the turn signal Flashers I purchased are not of sufficient capacity to handle the loads of a motor home, I just replaced what I took out. but when I put a jumper wire across the flasher terminal the lights came on.

Is the flasher on these units different than what is used in the auto industry?

I have a 1999 Pace arrow Vision with a Chevy 454.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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Are you using heavy-duty flashers?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:59 AM   #3
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hello!

I believe they are! they have a big H.D. stamped into them.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:34 AM   #4
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First there should be two flashers, one for 4-ways one for turn signals.. The 4-way one is almost always HD

Get your flasher at a truck stop, There are really only 2.2.many flashers
First 2: 2 prong or 4 prong
Second two HD or "Specific load"
Many: Different specific loads.

You want HD so we will forget the Many, Get either a 2 prong or 3 prong (Whichever you take, most likely 2) at a truck stop or truck parts store.. Those are true HD.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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I hear you load and clear. took a look in my owners manual, nothing about the flashers but the bulb's in my unit are supposed to be 2057's not 1157's. with all the trouble I have been into, I am changing all the bulbs when I get the new flashers.......

heading to the truck stop.....Donny
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Consider replacing the lights with Leds to reduce the amp load. Here is one source:

RVLEDBulbs.com - RV LED Bulbs and Light Accessories
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:06 PM   #7
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I have considered your suggestion more than once, but I guess I am stubborn.

take a look at why my flasher doesn't work.

two thoughts come to mind, 1. circuit overload (with four bulbs lit?)
2. cheap quality flasher (seems likely)

I put a jumper wire in the flasher connector all lights come on, same for the hazard flasher.
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The flasher can on my MH also serves as the ground. I had my flasher stop working once and it turned out to be the Flasher Can was not making good contact with the holder.

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Thanks RAGster!

That flasher in the picture was repaired by me with heavier wire and put back into the circuit (it did have a loose fit. I will look into that) it worked for a few minutes then a different wired fried itself. so I fixed the other wire and it's working. My thought is if I have a circuit problem why didn't the 15 amp fuse blow? are these flashers for a lower amp system.

I haven't made it to the store to try to get higher amp flashers because I am pulling and cleaning all connectors in this circuit. they are old, dirty and corroded. my side mirror flasher bulb contacts were a filthy nightmare.
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take a look at these!

I don't know for sure if the filth on these causes higher resistance in the circuits but they will certainly be cleaned or replaced.

the flasher is designed for ten bulbs and even looks a lot beefier so we will see what happens, time will tell.
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Once again , your having too much fun! Consider packing the connectors with Di-electric grease. ( non-conductive) before re-installing the mirror lights.
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FUN? not at 103 degrees in the shade!

the new mirror lamp assembly have some sort of grease on the connectors from the MANUF. I cleaned up the mirror assembly and painted the housing. corrosion was bad beneath the paint. I broke the convex mirror so I will have to order a new one.
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