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Thread: How to fix SLOW blinkers
rxkevin


1st Gear
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posted April 03, 2005 06:54 PM

How to fix SLOW blinkers

I was just wondering if anybody knows the trick to speeding up the blinkers... my blinks are about 5 seconds apart,
Thanks for any help
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roaddancer


Hauling
Posts: 127
posted April 04, 2005 09:15 AM

Blinkers work with/against resistance in the circuits. A burnt out bulb can stop some flashers.
Check for a bad bulb, corrosion at the sockets, and etc. on these old trucks. Otherwise, just change out the flasher unit, as they can go bad, and don't cost much. Avoid "heavy duty" as that usually means for towing trailers (extra bulbs in circuit). That would flash at the wrong rate as well.

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rxkevin


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posted April 04, 2005 07:33 PM

cool, thanks
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rxkevin


1st Gear
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posted April 04, 2005 09:45 PM

Just to make sure... there are two diffrent relays for the blinkers... one being the gold box just to the left of the sterring collum, and the relay and circutry in the black box with the other relays in it located on the left kick panel. If this is so, the circutry needing to be replaced is the push in cartrige in the black box.... which is probably unavalible. (at least at "auto zone" type shops)

Thanks for any help on conferming the location of the relay..
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Duncan


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posted May 27, 2005 10:49 PM

You could also...

...switch to LED bulbs, which will cure the "slow" blinkers by default since they don't create as much electrical resistance. I've got a set of them in my 626 - they're brighter and they look really unique, at least under clear housings.
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Chuyler1


Hauling
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posted April 22, 2012 05:29 PM

Just to add to this thread, I had an issue with my "blinkers" and ended up cleaning all the relays and replacing the flasher module with one that is LED-safe. I don't have LED lights but it resolved the issues with the bulb load/resistance that I was having. Read the blog post below for details.

http://www.huyler.net/repu/?p=51

       
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