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Old 08-05-2004, 09:54 PM
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How to convert to flashing hedlights instead of turn signal lights!!

One modification I do on all the cars I build is add a simple circuit that flashes the headlight lo-beams as turn signals, replacing separate turn signal lights on the front. Has the legal but 'on the edge' rebel feeling like blue dots or loud exhaust that hot rodders MUST have to survive.

See how I do it @ my Journal

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Old 08-05-2004, 11:21 PM
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Does that cause the headlights to burnout any faster? IE, if you flip a switch on and off really fast for a while on a lamp inside your house, the light bulb will burnout pretty quickly. (Can ya tell I was incredibly bored as a kid?)
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:33 PM
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Pretty cool.

When the headlights are off, it appears the power to flash them is being supplied from the turn signal circuit (the reason for the resistors). Wouldn't that be too much of a current draw for that particular circuit?
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:50 AM
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OOPS! Did that part of the circuit wrong. I'll correct it. Too many late nights!!

Later . . . .

Thanx for catching that. It's fixed.

I have had a couple of these running for right at 10 years and haven't had a relay or light failure yet. I imagine the relays probably have about the same service life expectation as a flasher unit. I don't worry about the lamps - can only remember one or two burned out headlamps on any of my family's many, many cars in 50 years.

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Old 08-11-2004, 08:10 PM
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I've never seen this before it really sounds cool
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Old 08-11-2004, 08:16 PM
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Well if you think about it, the cops don't have much problems with the headlamps burning out on their cars. I work for a chevy dealer and I can't remember ever changing a headlamp on a police car. With the right wiring and relays you can just about do anything.
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