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Indicators

Postby rreems » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi just had some major work done on my 1968 minor I've put everything together connected up the lights but the indicators weren't working at all! Then after a bit of fiddling they come in without flashing just on all the time when I indicate both left and right! The indicator stalk light isn't on at all!
I can't use a multimeter electrics isn't my thing
Would appreciate some wisdom here
Thanks
Richard

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Re: Indicators

Postby beero » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:57 pm

What major work? Was the flasher relay disconnected? It sounds like it may be connected incorrectly.


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Re: Indicators

Postby ManyMinors » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:30 pm

I would agree that the flasher unit is the most likely suspect.

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Re: Indicators

Postby oliver90owner » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:48 pm

The old type of flasher was of the bimetallic type - flash rate would depend on current drawn. You may have just insufficient current to make them flash - look for a high resistance joint somewhere.

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Re: Indicators

Postby Trickydicky » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:20 am

Major work could mean welding, the flasher relay could have been affected.
Remove the connections to the relay and connect them all together then operate the indicators. If they operate as they should without flashing then it's the relay at fault.
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Re: Indicators

Postby rreems » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi guys thanks for the suggestions I connected the wires together and the indicator lights stay on!
What does that mean?

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Re: Indicators

Postby geoberni » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:04 pm

Well you've not answered the earlier questions, which were intend to help people diagnose the problem rather than just throwing wild ideas about, but from the sounds of it the Flasher is duff.
Simply put, you've connected the wires together and they all came on, ergo, the only suspect is the Flasher isn't flashing!

Which is what Trickydicky said
If they operate as they should without flashing then it's the relay at fault.
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Re: Indicators

Postby rreems » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 pm

I really appreciate the help everyone has given me but I didn’t appreciate the tone of the last post it seems a little aggressive!
Sorry if i’ve Offended you!

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Re: Indicators

Postby beero » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:34 pm

Don't worry about it. Some of the grumpiest people on this forum can be the most helpful and knowledgeable.
Remember BMC Roy?


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Re: Indicators

Postby geoberni » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:37 pm

Not offended, you just gave the impression that you weren't actually paying attention to the responses.

The more info you give, the more relevant the answers.
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Re: Indicators

Postby myoldjalopy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:57 pm

beero wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Don't worry about it. Some of the grumpiest people on this forum can be the most helpful and knowledgeable.
Remember BMC Roy?
Oh, yes. Some of the more interesting 'debates' he got involved in were swiftly removed by the moderators! :lol:


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