Interesting Turn Signal Problem

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Paul Giganti
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Interesting Turn Signal Problem

#1 Post by Paul Giganti » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:35 pm

I recently switched all my turn signals on my 356B to 6V LED bulbs. To get them to flash properly I added an all-electronic blinker module. The signals, original lever switch, and blinker module work great; the turn signals blink nice and bright when asked to! One problem: The little left/right indicator light on the dash blinks continuously, both when I signal left or right, AND when I don't. Lights work fine but the continuously blinking double-arrow is kind of distracting and of course doesn't tell me anymore when I've forgotten and left my turn signals on. Anybody know why or have any suggestions on how to get it to blink only when it should?

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Re: Interesting Turn Signal Problem

#2 Post by David Jones » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:11 pm

Paul, I have to think that there is an error in the way it is wired. Do you have a copy of the wiring instructions/diagram. Somehow the flasher unit must be seeing a power supply with the switch in neutral.
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Re: Interesting Turn Signal Problem

#3 Post by Jim Clement » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:27 pm

this may help you.
I had a similar issue, i found it to be broken internals to the switch..
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Re: Interesting Turn Signal Problem

#4 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:27 am

Paul, I have found that not all electronic "blinker" modules are equal. I had a similar problem and was advised to replace with a blinker that has an external ground wire. That solved my problem. Check with Zim's as one source.
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Re: Interesting Turn Signal Problem

#5 Post by PaulLima » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:16 am

I had exactly this same problem, and, as Jeffrey says above, an electronic blinker with a ground fixed the problem.

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