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Old 09-01-2002, 06:55 AM
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I have a t-bucket with the wiring harness built by ME. I have turn signals front and back and would like to put an indicator lite on the dash. I tried using a 3-prong flasher to power the dash lite from the third prong, and got it to work, but it glows constantly. Though of trying to use diodes to connect both left and right turn signal wires and then to the indicator lite. Any thoughts???
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Old 09-01-2002, 07:06 AM
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if the light glows constantly it sounds like you might have a ground problem
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Old 09-01-2002, 07:27 AM
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The flasher uses the ground of the turn signal bulbs to heat the coil on the bi-metal contact. There is not enough ampacity in the coil wire to energize the turn signal bulbs. However the led that I am using for an indicator lite, (I only wanted to use one lite for both left and right) is of such small ampacity that it glows from the positive feeding through the heater coil. I have tried resistors in the led circuit, but when I got enough resistance to stop the glow, it wouldn't blink. Ya know da liddle blinkin lite ona dash??? That's when I thought about diodes to prevent the current from back-feeding. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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Old 09-01-2002, 07:36 AM
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it sounds like your on the right track but i've never done anything like that so my knowlege is lacking now. good luck i'm sure some one here will confirm your idea.
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Have a look at <a href="http://www.smartdraw.com/resources/examples/electrical/images/autoturnsignal_full.gif" target="_blank">this.</a>

Does that help? Here's rest of the <a href="http://www.smartdraw.com/resources/examples/electrical/images/autoturnsignal_full.gif" target="_blank">site.</a>
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Howdy

Al Campion here with AutoReWire.com in beautiful downtown Galt, CA

Just hook your indicator light up to the same terminal on the the flasher that feeds your turn signal switch.

If that doesn't work you have a gremlin, contact me for a gremlin trap.

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Old 09-01-2002, 06:17 PM
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Hey guys, I had the wire to the new indicator hooked up to the same wire that powers the turn signal switch the first time, that's when the indicator light glowed while not in use.

HOWEVER!
DA LIDDLE LITE GOES BLINKEY,BLINKEY NOW!!

I put a pair of 1 amp diodes across the two outputs of the turn signal switch, cathode to cathode, and connected the wire to the new indicator lite to the two cathode wires and it works fine. No backfeed from side to side, and no glow!!

Thanks for all the input!!
M.F.
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Old 09-02-2002, 07:22 AM
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The blinking light is a special agrevation factor built in to every wiring by owner job. I will tell you this, if you are ever stumped, scroll up from my post to Auto Rewire. The man is a saint. He gets off saying," Hey y'all, watch this!"
He forgot more than any three of us know
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