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308 Locally available blinker?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Tennlee, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2002
    645
    Great Smoky Mountains
    Is there a locally (Pep Boys, NAPA, etc) blinker relay, or must I order one? Mine is blinking at an outrageously fast rate, which I remember in old car experience is the sign of a dieing flasher. Anyone?


    Thanks In Advance!
     
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  3. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    May 5, 2001
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    Search the archives, in particular the old ones.

    I remember someone posting pin-diagrams for blinkers.

    If I remeber correctly, the difference between the bigh $$ Ferrari blinkers & the universal ones is that 2 of the pins are swapped. Point was that it's possible to pull one apart & switch the wires. Don't remember which pins tho.

    Sort of remember that just attempting to just plug one in produces smoke.

    S/B possible to pull them apart & figure out which wires need to be switched.

    Hmm, should also be easy to make a small adapter harness that swaps the pins around.
    They're pretty simple tho.
     
  4. Cooly0

    Cooly0 Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    I have this problem as well with my right turn, while I am slowing down.
     
  5. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
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    Quite often the blinker rate change is caused by a blown bulb in one of the blinkers. The change in resistance of the circuit then effects the rate at which the blinker blinks. When ever I notice that my blinker is blinking at the wrong rate, I get out of the car and walk around...then I find the bulb that is toast (or a dirty connector). It's like a lightbulb replacement warning system!
     
  6. Cooly0

    Cooly0 Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    i agree, i thought this was the case too when I checked but everything appeared normal, but ill have a check again.
     
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  8. Smiles

    Smiles Moderator
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    I second Birdman: check the bulbs.
     
  9. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Remember also, the rears have an upper and lower bulb in the outer ring!

    With all bulbs working, mine blink SSSSLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOWWW!

    Especially at night with brakes applied, idling at the light!
     
  10. Mike328

    Mike328 F1 Rookie
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    I've got the idea that changing out our power distribution block (behind the fusebox) might solve this. Does your generator light come on dimly, too, with the signals on and the brakes applied, idling at the light?
     
  11. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Mar 3, 2001
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    Check all the wires esp. at the front turn signals Kelly had this problem on his 308 and so did I on my ex 308
     
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  13. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2002
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    B - i - n - g - o !

    I love fchat! The right rear's upper bulb was blown. All is well again. A happy 80,000 mile + 308 drives off into the night!
     

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