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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 10, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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4 Way Flasher

I working on a 68 camaro RS SS car, auto, console with AIR. The 4 way flasher did not work when i got it, so i looked where the flasher would be plugged into the fuse box....it was not there...so i bought a new one and installed it.

NOW the flasher cycles (i can hear the relay ticking on and off) , but the lights do not blink on or off?

The lights overall all work fine, parking, turn signal etc all work as they should.

Any thoughts what else to look at?

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Re: 4 Way Flasher

Flasher might be blinking too fast? Should be about a second between clicks.
552 would be the flasher part number.

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I use later model type flasher units that regardlwess if a buld is out or towing a trailer with more bulbs they still flash at the correct rate
The down side is one cant tell if a bulb has blown....Fortunatly I have one of the CCTV cameras covering the garage...so can check the rear that way.
Got the left rear brake light out at the moment.

Also if you have bad grounds or connections to the lights they will tend to flash at a different speed due to the greater resistance in the circuit....A classic sign of this is the inside of the bulb has a black or white or a black /silvering coating
This is caused because a higher than spec current is drawn thru the circuit by the bad connections, the tungsten in the filiment gets too hot and vapourises , condensing on the glass....bulbs have shorter life and can have the coating and still work.

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Steps, I thought that coating was there because someone let all the light out. (just kiddin).
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Re: 4 Way Flasher

Remember that the hazzard circuit is different than the turn signals. Meaning, the turn switch in the column has different feed wires coming in from them. I believe the contacts in the switch are unique, too. The wires FROM the switch to the signal lights are common to both.


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Steps, I thought that coating was there because someone let all the light out. (just kiddin).
Some people should never be allowed to think (not kidding) lol


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Re: 4 Way Flasher

There is another flasher under the dash on the drivers side just below the key. I'm no electrical expert but that is what I replaced to fix my signal lights.
I find that when one of my lights is out I usually have someone pull over to tell me... and usually chat about the car.

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The flasher on the dash is for the turn signals.

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Re: 4 Way Flasher

Ok, thanks for the help - problem fixed with a brand new flasher, # 552 style. Plugged it in and we have blinking lites!

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