Re: Turn signal troubleshooting
I'm an old guy too. I am talking about the plastic TungSol flasher which is
light blue for two lights or yellow for three lights. When you apply another
light to the circuit (a trailer for instance), the flasher blinks faster
under increased load. When there are less than the calibrated number of
bulbs, the flasher does not heat up as much and the bi-metallic flashes
slower or not at all. Of course, if you put an aluminum canned emergency
flasher, it won't work this way. This is why I asked for more information.
It's this way on my 65, 67, and 72.
If he has the flasher I mentioned, the lights will blink faster with one
"Backyard Mechanic" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "TM" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> What year is this car? Do the brake lights share the same filaments as
>> the turn signals? If so, do the brake lights work? If they work and
>> the turn signal doesn't, it may be pointing to a bad turn signal
>> Also, is the flasher the correct one or has someone substituted an
>> emergency flasher? If a turn signal bulb fails, the signal should slow
>> down or just stay on assuming it has the original TungSol unit. The
>> thing that makes it flash faster is an increased load such as a short.
> Since when? How about an 84 SVO, a 95 taurus, 93 tbird, 89
> aerostar...all flash faster when one turn filament is out.
> You have it backwards.
>> My guess is that the line going to the trunk has the short. First
>> place to check is the socket(s).
> But that's the place to look.. for an open circuit
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!