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Old 01-22-2009, 06:34 PM
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turn signal flasher

I have a 2 post flasher that right now has current flowing from one post to another without the turn signal on. Is this normal or would this flasher be bad? I had turn signals and suddenly I don't, I would a bad flasher with the contacts fused together cause this?

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normally turn signals work with the key on or in the acc position , current flows thru the flasher to the turn signal switch. move the handle to contact the front and rear contacts. A 2 prong flasher needs the right amount of resistance to heat up the element in the flasher can. like your toaster getting hot before it pops up. if you are using a low wattage test light you will show power at the flasher. not enough resistance to operate the blink mode. when one light bulb burns out they would blink at a different rate. because of the different resistance load. use your emergency flasher to check the bulb operation. if they work ok it's probably your turn switch. If the EM flashers don't work check the grounds.
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