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Wangler
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« on: 10 June, 2022, 07:53:45 AM »

My flasher unit wasnít working very well so I decided to replace it with a modern one. Itís located near the steering column under the dash and is easily accessible. Itís a cylindrical aluminium unit a bit bigger than a 35mm film canister, with a red and a yellow wire attached. The body is the earth and itís attached by a single Philips screw.

The old type works on the principle of using a strip that heats up when current goes through it, causes it to bend and makes and breaks its circuit, causing the lights to flash at a regular interval. If a bulb isnít working the flash rate changes. They will not work with LEDs as they donít provide enough resistance to the circuit.

Modern electronic flasher units are in reality a timer that makes and breaks the circuit irrespective of load, so they can be used with tungsten filament bulbs or LEDs or a mixture of both.

Anyway, LED turn lights now installed to complement my new stop & tail ones, although Iíve kept the small side repeaters with the standard bulbs. Not sure itís worth doing the front bulbs if the reflectors are good (mine arenít) but certainly the rear are a good safety improvement. If the front reflectors arenít in good condition the LEDs more than make up for that.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 June, 2022, 05:59:31 PM »

Hi
This seems like a really worthwhile upgrade.
Would you be able to share details of the supplier and spec for the flasher unit please.
I presume this works on cars with hazard warning lights?
Many thanks
Robert
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Wangler
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« Reply #2 on: 11 June, 2022, 10:16:45 PM »

Here you go:

CLASSIC CAR BRIGHT AMBER SMD LED INDICATOR BULBS BA15S GLB382
Negative Earth
4   £35.00 + VAT
12V ELECTRONIC INDICATOR / FLASHER RELAY WITH OE CLICKING SOUND - Relay Only
£8.25 + VAT

Donít know about hazards but the guy at the below website is very helpful.

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/

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« Reply #3 on: 12 June, 2022, 08:34:04 PM »

Excellent
Many thanks
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