When one installs LED tailights or blinkers, you need an LED flasher to sense the resistance change right? On a Fiero do you just find the factory flasher and replace it with one for LEDS? Do you place one LED flasher in line to front blinkers and or inline to rear blinkers? (Totalling 2 per car?) (4 per car?) Do you need both?
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DO NOT use that fluid! Spend the extra cash and good a brand name product that you can trust. A good friend of mine's sister's father tried that blinker fluid last year and it ruined his car! Just a couple days after using it, every blinker on the car stopped working. Pep Boys quoted him like $680 to flush the entire turn signal system, to get it all working again. To this day, he has to manually flip the turn signal lever continuously up and down to signal that he is making a turn.
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Thanks guys for ignoring an otherwise reasonable question, and attempting to run the thread into the ground with nonsensical replies and a bunch of links to an irrelevant site.
2.5, a quick search in forum and archives led me to this //www.fiero.nl/forum/A...020825-2-021241.html thread which seems to provide the best info. Yes, you do need to change the flasher to an electronic variable load unit. Any local parts store should have one you could use to replace the thermal load unit in the Fiero. Some are also adjustable to change the blink rate. You may also need to replace the 3rd brake light bulb as it can cause a bad ground, it seems.
I'll kind of go off of what Dobey has said above, but add that if you go to your local parts store and they do not know what you are talking about (since we know that can happen quite frequently) go to the "ricer" parts section of the store. Since the import crowd is heavily invested in electronic adjustable flashers, these are now usually stocked in those portions of the store since they're so frequently accessed. If you go into your local Pep Boys (if you have one) or Autozone you'll see this.
This is if you're not wanting to wait on buying something off of eBay.
If you have LEDs in your turn/parking and brake lights the TLG flasher will not work unless you install the load resistors. I did not want to install the load resistors so I used the LED flasher the 2.5 calls out from Ebay. But the TLG flasher does work well as the Emergency 4 way flasher.
If anyone is interested, I may have found a solution. I had purchased the LED switchback from TLG, and had the dim indicators when the parking lights were on. I tried both the flasher from TLG and the flasher shown above from both summit racing and another place. TLG recommended using ballast resistors. Summit racing recommended diodes on the hot wire for each indicator in the dash. I hadn't done either of those things, but I did check for bad grounds and for issues with the third brake light. Last night, I installed LED side markers and an LED 3rd brake light. Suddenly, the issue with the dim indicators is resolved. As part of the process, I did have to fix the RR marker plug to get that LED to work, so that may have been the issue, dead bulb.