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What clicks when you use a turn signal? by Shonyman32
Started on: 07-08-2013 05:44 AM
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Report this Post07-08-2013 05:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Shonyman32Send a Private Message to Shonyman32Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I want my car not to click when using the turn signal. Just light up.
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Report this Post07-08-2013 07:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The flasher produces the clicking noise. Its located on the outer left side of the steering column support.
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The bimetallic contacts click inside the flasher. You can wrap something around the flasher to dampen the sound - it's under the steering column. Other than that pretty much the only way to go is to get an electronic relayless flasher which uses a speaker for clicks and just hack it off.
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Not the answer I wanted to hear but thanks none the less. I will try to at least muffle it.

Ill at least be able to locate the sound now.
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Report this Post07-09-2013 05:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Or you can turn up the stereo!
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Report this Post07-09-2013 06:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 92wastheyearClick Here to Email 92wastheyearSend a Private Message to 92wastheyearEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by cebix:

The bimetallic contacts click inside the flasher. You can wrap something around the flasher to dampen the sound - it's under the steering column. Other than that pretty much the only way to go is to get an electronic relayless flasher which uses a speaker for clicks and just hack it off.


The first time my 17 yr old rode in mine (a few weeks ago), is something to the effect: "Is that an analog clicking for the blinkers? Cool"

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Seems to me Ive seen aftermarket flashers that dont click. I dont know why you dont want it though since its designed to make the sound because its easy to forget there on when you use it on the freeway...especially if the suns hitting your dash and you dont see the lights. I can live with the click, but many cars now sound chimes like seat belt warnings when you have the turn signal on...that is annoying as hell.

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Report this Post07-10-2013 08:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
"They" want Blinkers making noise tho that people won't leave the signal on for miles.

Option:
Unclip flasher. Flasher makes more noise clipped or lay on trim panels.
Change flasher. Different designs often make different noise etc.

Note... Don't use OE clip on plastic flasher. OE clip's teeth can eat holes in the plastic and often short out.

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Some of the newer flashers are digital. They are silent and have good brisk flash.
You can get them at any parts store.

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Many years ago I watched a clip on TV showing a view a camera mounted between the seats in a Ferrari Testarossa. Every time the driver used the turn signal it clicked reasonably loud and bold. Years later I was driving in my friends little Toyota pick up and his flasher was louder than anything I generally have ever heard. So I went to a Toyota dealer and bought a flasher like his. I cut off the top of the plastic cap. Put a screen over it just in case and mounted it on a very thing steel plate bolted only on one end to the fuse box. Now I have a much louder, bolder turn signal sound in my 88 Mera. Any little thing I can do to make it more realistic.

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