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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 01, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Have a 68 rs coupe with the turn signals with the small chrome lights on each fender top.
the small light on the lft. side does not work so as the blinker will not "blink". Just comes on and stays on. All other lights work though as far as the frt, and rear blinker bulbs. Will this tiny blub out cause the turn signal not to blink? And how to you access this bulb to replace? Also the rt. side dash direction arrow is blown but the blinker still works on this side. Is removal of the instrument area here hard to do? How?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 01, 01:53 PM
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Sounds like the small lights you are describing are actually the vigilite (sp?) option. The light is carried via fiber optics. I dont know much about it, but someone will answer. It is a fairly rare option. The in dash blinker indicator is a small bulb in a plastic socket which twists off from the back of the guage panel. You might be able to get to it from the bottom of the dash. If not you will need to remove the guage carrier assembly. remove all trim screws from the top and bottom. Remove steering column trim. remove bolts to the steerin column and let the column drop. This will allow you to pull out the whole assembly. You will need to detach the wiring harness and speedo cable from the back of the guage panel. Cover the top of your steering column with tape so you dont scratch it. While you are at it change all the bulbs in teh assembly. I believe there are about six. Sylvania bulb #194.

BTW. The vigilite will do what the blinker is doing.(staying on) The light is carried via fiber optics from the lens to the indicator on the fender. The problem is with the bulb, socket or a ground. Check the bulb and the socket.


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