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Old 05-04-2007, 12:41 PM
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Hazard lights??

I helped with a torch run a few days ago and had to use my flashers for quite a while. After a few minutes of them being on, they quit working. They just stayed solid. The blinker relay wouldn't make any noise (that click you can hear) but the blinkers worked. I turned the flashers off for a bit and then they worked again for another few min.

Somebody told me that it was cuz i was on the brakes a lot, but even without touching the brakes it would still do the same thing.

Anybody know what the deal is?
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:05 PM
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Change the flasher, if that doesn't work, look at the bulbs in the rear and see if the fillament is sagging or shorted. Brake lights put out a lot of heat.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:06 PM
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If I'm correct, there are 2 flashers there, just replace one or both with Heavy Duty units and be done with it.
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This happens a lot on the heavy duty rigs because we use our flashers so much. You just over heated the flasher unit and now the spring is streched inside so that it can't take the heat it once did. Replace with a heavy duty flasher unit and it will be good. If I can give you some advice, You should buy a roof top amber flashing lite for the next time you do this. The visability is better and you won't damage your own electrical system.
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Ok. Thanks. So where is the flasher to replace it?

I did have a red emergency light that i used and quit using the flashers but it still made me wonder.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:49 PM
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Whelen hidden strobe lights FTW!!!!!!

I've got them on everything but the Longhorn, but they'll be on it soon.

FYI, the flasher should be on the fuse block under the dash.
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Whelen hidden strobe lights FTW!!!!!!

I've got them on everything but the Longhorn, but they'll be on it soon.

FYI, the flasher should be on the fuse block under the dash.
+1

I've got them on my truck for use when escorting heavy equipment, etc. They get people's attention way better than hazard flashers ever could. They aren't cheap though.. I wouldn't suggest them unless you felt you would use them on a fairly regular basis.
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