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Re: Rapid Fire Turn Signals
indeed, this was the case. upon closer inspection
of the spades on the panel (left side, of course)
i found the ground one to be slightly melted and
corroded. dremmel and contact cleaner were used
on the contact itself. i also opened up the
connector - a pretty easy task - and noted that
the contacts inside for the ground had been
flattened a bit. a little screwdriver creativity
bent them back up to make a good contact.
viola, it worked. we were thinking that perhaps
this happene dwhen he switched a pair of headlights
over to h1's - this problem appeared after that,
and i theorized that the increase in power thru
the system had done the melting. thinkng about
it though, that cannot really be right.
then we worked on mine - my problem was brake lights.
the really diddn't work. the right pressure on the
wires at the connector (left side again) would get
them back online but eventually, usually sooner
rather than later, they would stop functioning again.
i took it all apart again and noticed the exact
same melting. so i assume it's just bad materials
and bad engineering - just like the fuse box, etc.
dremmel, cleaning, and putting the connector back
together looks to have done the trick. i wish
there weren't wanky parts back there, but that's
thanks, all, for the suggestions.
On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Huw Powell wrote:
]the high speed blink is the flasher sensing a bulb out. Which prolly
]means his rear clusters aren't getting a good ground. Which is easy to
]fix, see url below.
]c a l i b a n wrote:
]> i was asked by a friend with a urq to post this:
]> he recently replaced his fuse panel, 83 urq.
]> his turn signal operates normally until he depresses
]> his brake pedal. with that, the blink rate of the
]> external signal lights and internal indicator blinks
]> waaaay faster.
]> i bet someone knows what this is.
]82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT
two strokes are faster than four!
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'83 ur-q - yamaha rz350 - suzuki ts250 - chaotic good