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Indicator flasher unit

Discussion in 'Electrical Wiring / Questions' started by Tony., Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Tony.

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    Mine has been playing up for months but it's finally starting to get to me so I think it's time to change it. Does anyone else sell them besides Holden? What do they go for? Are they easy to install?

    Cheers.
     
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    Flasher unit as in the part that goes in the fusebox? Most auto places will have them. Try supergay, REPCO, Autobarn, Auto-one e.t.c. Or goto a wreckers and grab one.
     
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    Mine is playing up too. I can't seem to find the flasher unit in the fuse box to replace it though. What is it labelled as?
     
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    It should be labeled 'flasher relay'
     
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    Yeah thats what I've been looking for, but there's nothing labelled "Flasher Relay". I tried taking a picture of the fuse box layout but it was too blurry, so here's a list of all the labels in it:

    INJ/IGN
    ENG SENSORS
    AUTO TRANS
    LH HEADLAMP
    RH HEADLAMP
    ENG. CONT/BCM
    FUEL PUMP

    FUEL PUMP RELAY
    LEVEL RIDE RELAY
    FOG LAMP RELAY
    FRONT WIPER RELAY
    SPARE
    THEFT HORN RELAY
    LOW BEAM RELAY
    A/C RELAY
    HORN RELAY
    SPARE
    ENGINE CONT. RELAY
    HIGH BEAM RELAY
    SPARE
    START RELAY

    RAD FAN F/L
    BLOWER F/L
    MAIN F/L
    ENGINE F/L
    ABS F/L
    LIGHTING F/L
    RAD FAN 2 F/L

    Sorry for the big post, hopefully someone knows which one might be the indicator flasher unit?

    Cheers
     
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    It's in the fuse box under the steering wheel, should be in the top left corner it's actually labeled 'flasher unit' and not 'flasher relay'
     
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    Yeah sorry about that. Just found the fuse box under the sterring column. The flasher unit was a little bit lose, and it seems to be working now so there ya go.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Hi guys, my VX's indicator doesn't flash properly. It stay's on for a while before clicking over and sometimes it doesn't even flash off. I was wondering changing the flasher unit...is it a DIY or not worth the hassel? BTW...very new at this.
     
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    There is a how to change the indicator stalk in the how to section, but the fuse relay is easy, pull out, put back in the new one.
     
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    Same here, just a loose flasher unit. The wife was wearing out the indicator arm trying to flash manually. Thanks.
     
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    hi guys this is my first post, I have a problem with my left indicator, When the headlights are on, the left indicator stays on, but the right one works, When the headlights are off, The left indicator works, but the dash lights flash with it, n the headlights flash with it, When i pull the flasher unit fuse out the indicator works fine, but I have tryed a different fuse and it does the same thing, Please help thanks,
     
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    There will be a short between the wiring for your LH indicator and your headlights. When you're powering up your indicator, the short will power up your headlight circuit and dash lights etc. You want to get this fixed asap else you'll blow headlight globes.

    Have a look at the wiring around your LH indicator and headlight. If you can see two exposed wires touching, they're probably not meant to be, otherwise trace the wires back as far as you can and see if you can find an issue
     
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    Flasher unit relay

    Will also add too that if you wish to put in LED globes as i have done (no rewiring, the globes have bayonet caps with 150/30 degree offset) you will need to upgrade your flasher unit to a globe/LED relay. what is already in there is a globe unit so if you put in an LED globe, it doesn't draw as much current or voltage and the resistance is different to that of an incandescent bulb so the system thinks its a fault you just need to get a globe/LED flasher. bursons usually are the best place to get them from. and it goes in the fuse area under the steering column
     
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    on top of that too, (i forgot to mention i have the equipment just haven't fitted it yet)..... flasher circuit control is actually in the BCM of the VE (not sure about early model VE's but my SSV is) which means load resistors for where i want to put the LEDs - contact points in the front indicator caps make wiring in a load resistor virtually impossible and not worth the stuffing around
     
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    my flasher unit is working but i am getting a clicking sound all of the time like it is stuck on untill i use the indicator and it stops clicking wile the indicator is working
     
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    Just want to know where the flasher unit is located in a VZ crewman, my flasher relay is working fine but still won't flash
     
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    As Post #6 says....
    Pull down the panel under the steering wheel. VT-VZ, all the same,. Just maybe different options as far as extra/less fuses and relays.
     
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    how can you tell which is the positive pole on a flasher relay for a vy ss ute??
     
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    A test light in the socket and then match up to the relay.
     

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