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Old 02-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Should my newly installed signal stat 900 red "pilot light" always be lit, even when the ignition is off? It sure doesn't seem right that I have to pull the fuse in order to get it to go off. What do you guys think the problem is, how did I err in my wiring? thx. I should add that it is a completely new system, including wiring harness from Snyder's, with the new blinker wiring harness as well. I grounded each light separately to the battery, so I don't believe it is that, but anything can happen I know.

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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No it should not, I installed mine just like the schematic shows and the light is only on when the flashers are operating (they will flash with or without the ing. sw. on). As a side note, remember if your wiring is done as factory, the ing. sw. is not switching battery, like more modern cars, on an A it is between the coil and the points. So if you want your flashers to be "dead" when the car off you would need to rewire so the ing. sw. is between the coil and the battery and then use the switched side of the ing. switch as the power source. Or install a "master" switch to kill all power.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with the same switch, ordered another flasher from brattons problem solved. My car is postive ground.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:11 PM   #4
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Start by unplugging the flasher. The three terminals should be labeled P, L, X and laid out like this:

For the record, P = pilot light, L = lamps flashed, X = fused battery source.

If the problem is not a defective flasher there is one common wiring error that will present itself as you describe. - incorrect wiring to the flasher socket or a short between the "P" (pilot) and "L" (load) leads to or at the soldered connections for the "P" and "L" wires in the SS900 switch.

The indicator should be wired to the "P" terminal ONLY of a three wire flasher. Connecting the pilot ("P") lamp to the "L" (load) terminal will cause it to light constantly, except when the switch lever is in the right or left position. Then it will blink. The problem as described is exactly why flashers are made with a separate, isolated relay contact, labeled "P". Nothing other than the pilot lamp should be connected to that terminal.

There is absolutely no need to have any switched battery source in the turn-signal circuit unless you wish it to be non-functional while parked. Wired correctly, it will draw zero power unless activated by the lever. I however, am a big supporter of having a cutoff switch in the battery ground lead.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:03 AM   #5
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Universal picture not specific to Model A but shows the flasher.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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Had the same problem. The 535 flashers are junk, they say heavy duty(load compensating) but are NOT. Go on e-bay & search: LL535 Tridon. They work & made in the USA!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:19 PM   #7
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Update: Russ, you were right. My new flasher solved the problem. Simple fix. Thanks all.
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Update: Russ, you were right. My new flasher solved the problem. Simple fix. Thanks all.
Did a google search for this very problem that I have encountered wiring a VSM 900 turn switch into my V8 and found this thread. I'll take your advise and get a Tridon one tomorrow.

Thanks "A guys"

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Old 03-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #9
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The info on the 535 flashers is good. The new units are junk !

The old USA made units are good and the info about the LL535 is great.
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The info on the 535 flashers is good. The new units are junk !

The old USA made units are good and the info about the LL535 is great.
Can't get the Tridon/Novita LL535 (US made) here in NZ so I've ordered 2 from Rockauto.com. only #14.54 each and 6 odd bucks US to send to me.

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Can't get the Tridon/Novita LL535 (US made) here in NZ so I've ordered 2 from Rockauto.com. only #14.54 each and 6 odd bucks US to send to me.

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Hmmm. New old flashers should be able to be had on eBay.
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Hmmm. New old flashers should be able to be had on eBay.
These are US made. Same thing on E pay was more expensive and $33 to ship to New Zealand.

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These are US made. Same thing on E pay was more expensive and $33 to ship to New Zealand.

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I know this is an older post, but I found it because I had the same problem mentioned in the OP. I was skeptical that it could be as simple as a junk flasher, but I ordered a new one, and sure enough, it was the flasher. Thank you, Russ Koch!
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:15 AM   #15
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Also,,be sure the switch is grounded.


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Old 11-03-2019, 10:20 AM   #16
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Howcum the connections to the flasher in post #4 are in different positions than the connections in post #5? Which is correct?
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:45 AM   #17
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Both correct - #4 is bottom of flasher, #5 is top of socket.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:52 AM   #18
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In post #4 X and L are opposite each other,with P off to the side, in post #5 P and L are opposite each other with X off to the side.
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They are the same just rotated 180. Also don't look at the letter look at the dot.


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Old 11-04-2019, 08:56 AM   #20
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Ok, isc. On reexamination they both show bottom of the flasher. #4 is a little off-center, #5 is badly drawn. But both correct.
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