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Old 08-08-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default Turn signal flasher

This may seem elementary but I need some help. I am making up some turn signals. All seemed to be going good until I got to the flasher. It is a three prong flasher. There is a "P" at the 12 o'clock position. A "L" at the 3 o'clock position and a "X" at the 9 o'clock position, What wire is suppose to go to each letter. There are no clues on the can.. I tried a picture but the markings are too faint to read.

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Old 08-08-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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Tom

X is where voltage is applied
L. Goes to turn signal switch
P is for pilot light on turn signal switch if provided.

If you google 3 post flasher there are a few diagrams.

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Old 08-08-2019, 01:56 PM   #3
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If I remember X goes to fused power L goes to load (the switch) and P is pilot light on the switch or on the dash. Try that.....sam
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Turn signal flasher

Here are a couple of diagrams. I notice one diagram has the flasher as the power source for the indicator and the other one has the flasher as the ground for the indicator.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:22 PM   #5
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Also make sure the turn signal bulbs are large enough to make the flasher operate.
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Thanks Guys! Everything is working as it should!
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:35 AM   #7
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Maybe I need to switch to a three prong flasher and put a light in. I’ve been tooling around in my AV8 and thinking my signals were working, but tonight another car and I were both making lefts on a green light opposite each other. He seemed hesitant so when I stopped, I checked my signals and sure enough, it quit working.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:31 PM   #8
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On the subject of turn signals. Anyone know of a loud "clicker" to use to indicate signals are working. The little "beeper" is annoying as Chebbys"
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:47 PM   #9
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i use a "heavy duty" one, with 1157 up front and led at rear, it clicks fairly loud
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:46 AM   #10
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On the subject of turn signals. Anyone know of a loud "clicker" to use to indicate signals are working. The little "beeper" is annoying as Chebbys"
Lawson I use a Tridon / Novita LL535 6v 3 pin flasher from Rock Auto ( USA made, don't get fooled by chinese made L535) plenty loud to hear. Got mine mounted behind the radio grill in dash... don't need no annoying "beepers".

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