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'69 Pontiac Flasher Relay Question


I installed a sequential turn signal timer in my 2+2, but the flash rate is too fast to make it real noticeable. The rate is solely controlled by the flasher relay. Does anyone know if the adjustable relays for motorcycles would work? They are 2 prong and look like they would work, but it doesn't specify. Thanks!



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I'd guess it'd work, I also installed a sequential kit on my 2+2 rag with the Bonneville rear bumper, but it flashes a bit too quick.

Just make sure you change out the appropriate flasher. The flasher on the fuse block is for the hazard lights, the one you need to change is clipped to the underside of the dash, just below the wiper switch.



-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Monday 10th of June 2019 10:03:15 PM

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I went ahead and ordered one. Mine too, Clint, is just too fast to be real noticeable, like on the Mustangs. The new one will adjust from 50 flashes per minute to a blazing 200! I will report back with the results in a few days. Thanks!



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Don't forget that the regular flashers were specific to the number of bulbs (2 or 3 for turn signal and 4 or 6 for hazards).

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Electronic flashers always seam faster than manual style 



-- Edited by JC2+2 on Tuesday 11th of June 2019 11:28:47 AM

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Don't you also have to factor in the type of bulbs being used. I'm thinking LED bulbs don't draw the current that original style bulbs do so it will impact on the flash rate.

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So, I am reporting back with the results of the adjustable flasher relay. This is the relay I used:

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It was described as being used for motorcycles converted from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs, to eliminate "hyper flash", due to the lower resistance of LED's. I am using the standard incandescent bulbs. It is adjustable from 50 clicks per minute to 200 clicks with the turn of a small screwdriver. I turned it down to 50 c.p.m. and it was slower and more pronounced than the stock flasher. Ideally, I think 30 c.p.m. would be more like the Mustang flasher rate. I know nothing of circuit boards, but I would guess that it could be slowed down some more if another resistor was installed on the board. The nice thing is this is digital and it replaces the thermal flasher with no modification. So, there you go...for anyone that cares.biggrin

 

 

 



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Are you happy with the results? If so, I may do the same thing on my 70.

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Any chance you could post a short video of your tail lights in action?

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I am happy with it. I do have a video, just not sure how to post it?confuse



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I had led bulbs put in the 4 rear tail lights and was constantly being told that one or two were out, flashing too quickly, or just to dim to be seen. Over the year the ground were checked each time. had resistors put in the wiring and the problem continued. A few weeks ago I had my shop in Markham have another go at the problem. The led bulbs did not fit properly and were not secure in the socket. Put a micrometer on the base of the bulb and measured some new bulbs from Perfomance Improvements to find out the 1034 bulbs from PI were a couple of thousands thicker at the base. Fit perfectly into the socket and no further light problems when 4 1034 LED installed.

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I uploaded a video so you can be the judge Clint.biggrin

 



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Well it's slower than mine, but I see what you mean it could be slowed down to 30 / minute.

Where did you get it? At a motorcycle shop? Thanks.

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seventy2plus2 wrote:

Well it's slower than mine, but I see what you mean it could be slowed down to 30 / minute.

Where did you get it? At a motorcycle shop? Thanks.


 I bought them off Amazon. I got a pack of 4 for $13 USD. You have helped me out a lot over the years, if you PM me your address, I will send you one no charge.



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That's great! That tail light design lends itself well to being sequential. 
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I uploaded a video so you can be the judge Clint.biggrin

 


 



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gtodrive wrote:
seventy2plus2 wrote:

Well it's slower than mine, but I see what you mean it could be slowed down to 30 / minute.

Where did you get it? At a motorcycle shop? Thanks.


 I bought them off Amazon. I got a pack of 4 for $13 USD. You have helped me out a lot over the years, if you PM me your address, I will send you one no charge.


 PM sent.



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I finally got around to installing the flasher that Robert sent me. It worked great. The previous flasher was going at about 110 cpm, so going with the new flasher's lowest setting of 50 makes a dramatic difference.

I have one bulb (the center one on the right side) that acts up, so I'll tinker with that in the coming weeks.

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If I copy this idea, I hope it's seen as flattery biggrin



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