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#1 CharlieNZ

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:12 AM

My left indicator works fine.

 

My right indicator will give me just one flash (on the bulb on the end of the stalk), but only if I have just used the left indicator. Otherwise I get nothing.

 

It was fine up until a few days ago. Anyone had anything like this before? This is on a 1962 Morris 850.

 

Thanks!



#2 Ethel

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:55 AM

The flasher works by heating a bimetallic strip inside to open the contacts. I expect the strip's still hot so doesn't need as much current as from cold.

 

It's suggests there's too much resistance on the nonworking side.



#3 CharlieNZ

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 01:47 AM

Thanks, that makes sense now! Turned out it was just a bulb, but because I'm used to indicators going faster when a bulb blows, rather than failing completely, I hadn't got around to checking them.






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