Blinker problem - off then on, not on then off - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 01, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Normally, when you turn on your blinkers, the lights go initially on and then off, then on, etc. Which is how mine worked until I installed a Painless harness in 1998. Since then, when I turn on my blinkers, I have to wait for them to go through the off sequence first then they come on.

I called Painless back then and they suggested it was the flasher module. Nope, tried several, all work the same.

This is not a major problem, but it is aggrevating at times. I like to manually blink a couple of times when changing lanes or blink one side then the other to thank a curtious driver, but can't do this because there is such a delay before the lights come on.

I've never dove very deep into trying to figure this out (rarely think about it) but thought maybe someone here might have an answer as to why it does this, and what I need to do to correct it.



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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 01, 09:05 PM
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Not sure with out looking at it, checking, etc. I would break out the old DVOM (digital volt/ohm meter) and check the resistance between the power (fuse pannel) and the ground at the tail light and front lights (check all in sequence with the same variables) you are looking for alot of resistance on one or all, that could be one problem. Also, check the module, it may have a wierd "warm up" time. what you will want to do is check the voltage going thru it when you turn the blinker on it should show 0 volts (on voltage drop, across the module) then switch to battery voltage then back to 0 again. If it goes from 12 to 0 and back, then it may be an overload problem. Your blinker switch would be sending enuff volts to "throw" the module too early. Give it a check and let me know.
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