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MG MGA - Flashing Indicators
|My indicators have gone on a go slow and flashing very slowly, I suspect because of the weather and possible corrosion within the bullet connectors. I know I've got to start pulling them out and cleaning in pursuit of the one or more causing the bad connection but is there a preferred sequence to find the culprit or any other preliminary check?. I'm not sure I can get at the some connectors especially the one's behind the grill- does it have to come out to gain access to the nearside connector?|
|J H Cole|
|I'd start with changing the flasher can on the bulkhead with the three connectors, that's the main culprit and cheap and easy to check.|
|Slow flashing is a sign that one of the bulbs has died or is not earthing. I would give each of the bulbs a twist first. |
|Thanks for suggestions. Would a volt meter give a clue with the bulb removed and the indicator on or would that upset the resistance of the circuit? If I measured the circuit resistance when off would this indicate a poor connection?|
|J H Cole|
"Would a volt meter give a clue with the bulb removed and the indicator on or would that upset the resistance of the circuit?"
>>> voltmeter will tell you exactly where the problem is, but must be used on a loaded circuit.
"If I measured the circuit resistance when off would this indicate a poor connection?"
>>> Waste of time, will probably only show gross problems. Resistance can be very low, to the limits of ordinary measurement, but still sufficient to derange the flasher circuits.
If you want to know how to comprehensively check these things, send me an email to above address, ask for "Electrobabble".
|Thanks FRM I'll make contact after Christmas.|
|J H Cole|
|If both sides are flashing at the same rate then it will be something common in the circuit possibly as suggested by Dominic to start around the flasher unit.|
|Robert (Bob) Midget Turbo|
|I agree with Dominic, change the flasher unit. I have had two of these pack-up. One even fell to bits inside. Check out the letters against the unit's spade terminals for each wire before disconnecting.|
|P N Tipping|
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