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1998 Indicators flash too fast

Hi All

Scratching my head with this one. All of a sudden, my indicators starting flashing too fast. Bulbs are okay so I figured that it must be the indicator relay. Bought one, fitted and still they flash too fast.

Anybody any ideas? Is something not earthed right? My Blade is '98 plate 929. Any info gratefully received.

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Re: 1998 Indicators flash too fast

Are they stock turn signals using incandescent bulbs?
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Re: 1998 Indicators flash too fast

Hi Ian

They are standard. The plot does thicken though. I got a new indicator relay and installed it. No difference so I then examined the wires more closely and someone has meddled with them. There was one wire loose under the back seat. I reconnected the wire and left Indicators started blinking okay. The right ones are still flashing fast though. I suspect given the obvious cannibalisation that something else is loose. I shall investigate further.
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Re: 1998 Indicators flash too fast

The relay is mechanical and uses load/resistance to flash. This is why when you put LED bulbs/turn signals in the relay doesn't flash normally. This is also why people put resistors in to equalize them. Sounds like a PO did hack work rather than quality work. You might want to see what else they hacked before it becomes an issue down the road...which could be tomorrow.
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