Flashing to fast!

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Flashing to fast!

Post by frilly » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:27 pm

Hi guys, just installed a 12v flasher unit to my 56 single cab . Trouble is it flashes far to quick compared to the 6 v unit ( before it packed up) any ideas if I can buy an adjustable one , or is there anything I can do with this one ? Kind regards neil


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Post by Rocket Ron » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Neil, why would you put a 12v flasher on a 6 v setup, not to sure if it's compatable, when it flashes fast are all the indicaters operating as they should......just faster ?
Sometimes when you have set the benchmark, the only one you have to beat is yourself !


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Post by Rocket Ron » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:23 pm

Next step...check all your earths...
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Re: Flashing to fast!

Post by frilly » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Sorry ron , have converted truck to 12v when I ran 12v through 6 v flasher unit it was fine . I've blown the 6 v flasher now, hence I've now installed a 12 v unit. Kind regards neil


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Re: Flashing to fast!

Post by frilly » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:33 pm

Yes all flashers worked fine, as they do now just alot faster

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Post by vwJim » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:35 pm

Do you have 2x 21w indicator bulbs on each circuit? I guess not.
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Re: Flashing to fast!

Post by frilly » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:20 pm

Jim , I'll need to check that tomorrow

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Post by vwJim » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:26 pm

frilly wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Jim , I'll need to check that tomorrow
What's flashing at the front and back?
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Re: Flashing to fast!

Post by Who.Me? » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 am

I've had that with a dodgy connection or cable up front. N'ot sure which, but probably earth. If I moved the relay it would rapidly tick. The ticking was much faster than the blown-bulb symptom and would occasionally do it so fast it sounded like it was buzzing. If all the bulbs are working and the correct wattage try gently manipulating the cables at the relay and bulb holders and see if there's a point where it flashes normally.


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Re: Flashing to fast!

Post by frilly » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:11 pm

The strange thing is , it worked fine on the 6 v relay with 12 v through it . It blew when I connected the regulator producing more volts I guess! Is there anything I can put inline to reduce the volts to slow it down?

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Post by vwJim » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:27 pm

Yes, the correct indicator bulbs.
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Re: Flashing to fast!

Post by type21f » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:51 am

Are they filament bulbs all round?
What does the flasher box say on it?
? X 21w?
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