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Old 09-26-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Indicator/hazard lights.

Afternoon group,
Nothing ever goes wrong with my Motorhome BUT intermittent indicator/hazard lights
I suspect Flasher can.
Can some one point me in its direction so I can test and replace
Or maybe a hammer will fix it
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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My flasher "can" was tucked in the wiring behind the dash radio. It would also work intermittently so hard to trace/find. While I was over seas my wife actually took it to camping world to try & fix, I told her they'd never find it & the didn't.

One day I was working on my radio and decided to turn on the emergency flasher switch, nothing. While I was working on the radio it start to work & I was able to trace the wires to the blinker box, I could hear it and as I got closer working in the blind I could feel it. I pulled it up out of the bundle of wires, just a simple harness plug. I removed took to Autozone and got a replacement.

The turn signal blinker was also near there so you may try turning it on to help guide you in the general area.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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There is no tick tick when it doesn't work.
When the turn signal isn't working neither is the hazard. So they either both don't work or they do . And here I was thinking LA drivers are ignorant when it was me all the time.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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Interesting. On our '06 Dynasty, the turn signal only "clicks" if the engine brake is not enabled, or the brake pedal is not depressed. However, even when it is not "clicking", the selected turn arrow indicator on the dash is still blinking. The fact is, I haven't checked out side to verify that the blinkers are actually blinking. But this has been the way it has functioned since it was new.

On a side note, I HAVE A THEORY - Now, I'm not talking about our Monaco's, but rather our conventional vehicles. I haven't researched this, at all, but I don't think that most vehicles even have the old conventional blinker-can's that we all grew up with. It is my belief that the blinking function has been electronically produced for several years, and that the clicking sound that we all probably need to make us feel like everything is working properly is produced by an audio circuit and a speaker. I haven't had a flasher failure in any of our cars in over 40 years, and I can't believe that those mechanical thermally operated cans are THAT reliable. Or, there may be a relay being driven that produces the "clicking", but I believe that the actual blinking function is electronically produced. In other words, in many vehicles I wonder if there even is a good old fashioned "flasher".

On our coach, I developed several schematics that work for me. One was the brake light circuit, and it includes the flasher. I just looked at that drawing, and the flasher is schematically located above where the circuit leaves the front run box and before it arrives at connector M10. If it helps, on ours, the wire leaving the front run box is black to the flasher. Leaving the flasher, it is black as well, and splits to two purple wires that go to M10 pins 1 and 11. So maybe you can trace it from one end or the other. But I agree that it is probably under the dash, or behind the panel beside your left knee in the drivers seat. Good luck!
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I have looked behind the dash with no joy.
Haven't pulled the left hand panel.
It's our last day in usa today so I guess I'm driving from Malibu to Corona with no indicators.
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:20 PM   #6
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Well I've confirmed that the indicators and hazard lights are intermittent and dependent on the road I'm driving on.
Luckily LA freeways are full of bumps so I had turn signals about 50% of the time.
When they are not working they don't trigger the Alladin camera so surely not the flasher unit but b4 that.
Tried "exercising the steering wheel adjustment but made no difference. So it's now at the service centre and if they don't drive it over a bump they will at least be inoperative so more easy to fix???
Thanks for your input, I will post the result ASAP
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You might check the wiring harness for the turn signals switch and emergency flashers in the steering column. The harness can catch on the joint for the tilt wheel and pull the harness connector apart when you tilt the wheel back towards the driver's seat. Easy to check, if your turn signals or flashers aren't working move the tilt wheel to see if they start working. If they do remove the plastic cover covering the column below the steering wheel, it splits in half. This will expose the harness. Then check the connector, reseat it if necessary.
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What Steve said is spot on. The "can" is now a black & clear plastic electronic cube about 2x2x4" tall. Probably on the right side of the front run box looking in. Mine is mounted vertically and with road vibration it jiggled loose and became intermittent. A tie wrap around the flasher and the connector has provide years of smooth operation.

Hope yours is that easy.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:54 PM   #9
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Great info thanks guys.
Just arrived back in Brisbane and started a small list of repairs to send to the service facility.
I will suggest the 2 possible solutions as a starting point.
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