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Old 01-14-2020, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Current 6 Volt Positive Ground Turn Signal Recommendation

I've searched and searched, and I can't make up my mind about purchasing a replacement 6 volt positive ground turn signal switch.

My 1931 Victoria currently has functional turn signals operated by a toggle switch mounted on the left side panel beneath the dash (which is an awkward reach), but the system has no emergency flasher capability. I would like to replace the toggle switch with a switch mounted on the steering column, hopefully with a unit that has a 6 volt blinking light when the system is activated and hopefully with emergency flasher capability.

I definitely want to purchase a replacement switch, but I can't decide on *which* one. I see several low cost switches and several high dollar switches. I'm guessing a unit in the $80 to $100 range is probably the "sweet spot" for a quality switch.

Can anyone share their recent experience with their purchases of such a switch?
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Current 6 Volt Positive Ground Turn Signal Recommendation

Go to a swap meet and buy an old period correct turn signal switch . Easy to wire them up to your existing system. They look and function much better than the new ones made in China. You'll see them for $5 or $10 often.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Current 6 Volt Positive Ground Turn Signal Recommendation

http://www.turnswitch.com/Turnsignal.htm

This is the one I have been using for several years. Really like it. I have the toggle switch mounted in the corner of my dash under the dash rail. Made a small L shaped bracket that used the existing screw that holds the dash in place. It would be a little more convenient than where you have your toggle switch located now.
I mounted the junction box under my seat. I also ran small wires up to the inside drivers side corner of my truck. I wired in two tiny LED bulbs to the wires for a visual confirmation when they are activated. A red bulb for left (port) and a green for right (starboard).

I had a glitch in the controller several years after purchasing it and well after the warranty had expired. Sent it back in and they fixed it with no charge and no hassle.

A little spendy especially if you go with the column mount but they do work well.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:24 PM   #4
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Go to the LogoLites website and check out their turn signal options. I recently purchased and installed their 6V positive ground LED turn signals, and they are great ! Absolutely no modifications required to the car, the control unit mounts to the dash very inconspicuously with a strong magnet, and you have turn signals and 4 way emergency flashers. Very low power consumption, and they are easily removed should you decide in the future to do so. I can’t say enough about these.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:59 AM   #5
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Signalstat has been around for a long time and available almost everywhere.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:02 AM   #6
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I have the same setup, love it. No ugly switch on column
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:02 AM   #7
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Check your existing setup. With a toggle switch you may already have the Electro-tech control. If so, you would need their column switch.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:39 PM   #8
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Logolites is excellent for a driver & easy install. Led turn signals & brake lights with magnet dash mount controller unit. Controller is well thought out with lighted push buttons for left & right with auto shutoff & also has signal chirp to remind you to turn off sooner if you wish. We also added a 3rd led brake light in rear window (brakelighter.com).
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:11 AM   #9
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IIRC, if you have electro-tech, holding the switch to the right for four flashes starts the 4-way. Other direction toggles the beep.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:23 PM   #10
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X2 for http://www.turnswitch.com/Turnsignal.htm
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:27 AM   #11
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I too use the S/M Electro- tech, set up, and i buy the wiring harness from Snyder`s with the turn signals built right in. it is easy to install and works great with LED bulbs.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:39 AM   #12
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Logolites is excellent for a driver & easy install. Led turn signals & brake lights with magnet dash mount controller unit. Controller is well thought out with lighted push buttons for left & right with auto shutoff & also has signal chirp to remind you to turn off sooner if you wish. We also added a 3rd led brake light in rear window (brakelighter.com).
I have used these in three different Model As over the years and have found them easy to install, inconspicuous, and I love the audible chirp to remind me to TURN IT OFF!!!
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:55 AM   #13
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When you buy the switch from a major supplier just tell them what voltage and ground.
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