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08-23-2005, 01:20 PM
Why do my blinkers blink faster and dimmer when I have my trailer attached to my van? Can this be corrected?
08-23-2005, 01:47 PM
Check you grounds. Otherwise you may have to go to a heavier duty flasher switch.
08-23-2005, 01:48 PM
Blinkers units use a bi-metal strip and a heater,
more bulbs=more current=faster blinkers and
you are overloading the unit so the bulbs are dimmer.
I went to the local parts store and picked up
an electronic unit that ran at the same speed flashing
up to12 bulbs. Price was only a little more than the regular replacement.
Hope this helps 'cuz I owed you one for the trailer response.
08-23-2005, 03:26 PM
Thanks Snidley and Pentawelder,
I'll see if my parts store carries one of those units. I am pretty sure the grounds are good, but either a heavier duty or an electronic version of my flasher might be just the trick.
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