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damc3

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Sat 12 May 18 09:48

indicator problem


my 77 c3"s indicator wiring seems to have been hacked about with Banghead its got a brand new switch fitted by me and a new flasher unit but the direction lights on the dash just light up but don't flash ! which is what the lamps do as well ..the hazards work fine as I know they are on a different circuit but the large parking lights at the front have had the lenses painted with amber paint /laquer .. and the bulb holders which fit into these lenses have got 3 wires ..2 live and an earth with a twin filament bulb ..one wire has been disconnected so the bulb will work as the indicator in the lamp ( hope im not making it complicated !!) so im wondering if the wire that's been disconnected needs to be re connected to make a circuit ? any help would be great as im pulling my hair out here and ive not got much left !! lol oh and its also got some after market lamps fitted into the grille which come on for the sidelights but aren't very bright ..I can post pictures later if it helps .cheers Thumbs up dave ...ps if anyones local to me in Manchester I will gladly pay to have someone look at it my postcode is m329ga Thumbs up

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Grahamred70

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Sat 12 May 18 12:34


If the 77 side lights are the same as my 70, I had clear lenses with twin filament amber bulbs, 5W for side and 15W for indicator, all I did was fit switchback led bulbs which show white for the sidelight and amber for the indicator, when indicating with the lights on the white and amber alternate. You'll need to carefully remove the amber coating from your lenses for them to work correctly, hope this helps.
Graham


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kentvette

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Sat 12 May 18 12:55

Re: indicator problem


I think that by '77 the lights were same as on my 78, and similar to Graham's. The original lamp unit had a dual filament bulb, white lenses and white bulbs. I added a lamp in the grill for indicators, so moved the power feed from the original unit and added an earth.

I doubt that having the arrangement you have would stop the flashing. My thoughts as a non expert on electrics would be flasher unit related. The original unit is a bi-metal unit, not electric. You'd need the correct flasher unit to make them flash. I understand that you can convert to an electric unit, with additional wiring?

Similarly, with the original flasher unit, LED bulbs sometimes make it flash too fast, as they do not have the same resistance.

Out of interest, are the front side markers still wired into the indicator circuit on yours? I had to remove mine, as they flashed alternately to the front units (illegal in the UK), but have since re-wired them as additional indicators, and taken them out of the side light circuit.


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damc3

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Sat 12 May 18 14:42

Re: indicator problem


woo hoo its sorted Willy I tried a different flasher unit and It seems to have done the trick ..thanks for your help guys much appreciated Smile heres the unit I fitted Thumbs up

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kentvette

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Sun 13 May 18 16:38

Re: indicator problem


Nice one!

Where did you get that fancy transparent flasher unit? Hope you fitted it somewhere you can see it working! Very Happy Very Happy


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damc3

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Sun 13 May 18 21:11

Re: indicator problem


good ol ebay Thumbs up and I didn't think to watch it working !! that's a job for tomorrow Laughing

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