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Blinker woes #746067
08/21/06 12:18 AM
08/21/06 12:18 AM
Yaker  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 97
Sweet home Alabama
I just built a flat bed and a front bumper. There great but my new blinkers front and rear still blink to fast, like there is one bulb out. I have been told that I need a heavy dutie flasher, because of the extra juice going through it.

Just looking for some advice, Thanks.


Work smart not hard!

83 SR5 Pickup, 4" home brew lift, 36 inch TSLs ,locked front and rear, 4.7 t-case gears, 5.71 diff. gears, cross over high steer, 8k warn, custom bumper and flat bed, and huge plans.
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Re: Blinker woes [Re: Yaker] #746068
08/21/06 02:35 AM
08/21/06 02:35 AM
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ron86toy  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 5
gladwin ,mi
need a resistor in-line both sides, ihave same problem running l.e.d.'s....they draw just about no voltage


86 4runner,sas,35's,all pro d60 hybrid locked,rear spooled
Re: Blinker woes [Re: ron86toy] #746069
08/21/06 03:23 AM
08/21/06 03:23 AM
4Crawler  Offline
Web Wheeler
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 12,153
N. California. USA *****
Quote
need a resistor in-line both sides, ihave same problem running l.e.d.'s....they draw just about no voltage


Actually a resistor in parallel with the light is one option, helps to increase the *current* to make the factory flasher relay think the bulbs are OK. For the flatbed wiring, might need to add blocking diodes to make the lights compatible or modify the flasher to flash slower:
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=463125&highlight=fast+blinker

Re: Blinker woes [Re: Yaker] #746070
08/21/06 07:04 AM
08/21/06 07:04 AM
Snowtoy  Offline
Roll Me Over
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,565
Grass Valley, CA
A buddy of mine had the same problem, so he added a second small turn signals(about 1,5" diameter) mounted just inside the wheel well on the bumper. The extra power it consumed returned the blinker flash to normal, and the 2nd blinker alerts drivers along side him.


More than tread lightly. Leave it like you were never there, nor anyone else.
'90 X-cab 4.88's 33 BFG AT's, rr ARB, Headers, Ignition upgrade, cold air induction.
'91 X-cab 5.29's 315's BFG MT's, rr ARB, custom bumper and flatbed
Re: Blinker woes [Re: Snowtoy] #746071
08/21/06 09:46 PM
08/21/06 09:46 PM
Yaker  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 97
Sweet home Alabama
Thanks for the help. I love both Ideas. This is always the place to find easy fixes. You guys ROCK.


Work smart not hard!

83 SR5 Pickup, 4" home brew lift, 36 inch TSLs ,locked front and rear, 4.7 t-case gears, 5.71 diff. gears, cross over high steer, 8k warn, custom bumper and flat bed, and huge plans.
Re: Blinker woes [Re: Yaker] #746072
08/27/06 04:28 AM
08/27/06 04:28 AM
Yaker  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 97
Sweet home Alabama
That works out great! Cheep and free, what else could you ask for. Thanks for the info.


Work smart not hard!

83 SR5 Pickup, 4" home brew lift, 36 inch TSLs ,locked front and rear, 4.7 t-case gears, 5.71 diff. gears, cross over high steer, 8k warn, custom bumper and flat bed, and huge plans.
Re: Blinker woes [Re: Yaker] #746073
08/28/06 04:10 PM
08/28/06 04:10 PM
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dcg9381  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 669
Austin,TX
You can also snip a resistor on the relay that powers the TS for a constant rate blink.. you won't know when one fails however.


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Re: Blinker woes [Re: dcg9381] #746074
08/28/06 04:41 PM
08/28/06 04:41 PM
Jason22RET  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 52
Fast easy cheap, go to your parts place and get the square heavy duty truck (18 wheeler) realy. You may have to make a pair of leads to connect it up. Pop off the cover and you will find a pot (adjustable Resistor) in there that allows you to dial in the speed you want. Big rigs need these because of the endless variations of turnsignal lamps and bulbs they may use. I use them in my cars just so I can set the speed I like. I use a speed just slower than normal cause I think it gives my car a cool subduded look that just gets your attention as a bit different. May sound funny but think of how a fast blinker makes you look nurotic and spazey <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />

Re: Blinker woes [Re: Jason22RET] #746075
08/28/06 06:39 PM
08/28/06 06:39 PM
Yaker  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 97
Sweet home Alabama
I agree that slow blinkers are cool, but nothing is cheeper than free. Thats why I decided to use the resister trick.


Work smart not hard!

83 SR5 Pickup, 4" home brew lift, 36 inch TSLs ,locked front and rear, 4.7 t-case gears, 5.71 diff. gears, cross over high steer, 8k warn, custom bumper and flat bed, and huge plans.

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