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Folks,
This is my first time on Chevytalk.com . . . I need some help on an electrical problem and would appreciate some aid.

Car's a '71 Chevelle. I had a short on my tail light harness . . . fixed that, and ever since, my turn signals don't blink, they just stay solid. I replaced the flasher unit on the fuse panel under the dash, and all the fuses and bulbs work fine. The hazards operate correctly, as do the brake lights. But the turn signals don't. Even the in-dash indicators stay solid on a turn signal!

I've heard there may be a second flasher unit, but I can't find one anywhere under the dash.

I even disconnected the tail light harness . . . makes no difference.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!



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hello,
I had a simular problem once in my 68
el camino. i would put on the flasher and no flash. even changed it too still no flash.just solid light.i think what the problem was is that there was bad ground
make sure that the lights are bolted on secureley to the bumpers to make good contact. may require some cleaning.they get dirty or loose and then you dont have a good groung any more check that out. hope this helps . Edgar
 

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Hello (M.S.) and welcome aboard TC and CT!!! This is a great place to hang out. Hope you get some additional input on that electrical gremlin!!! Alan K.

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Shakespr

Welcome to Chevelles.com

The flasher on the fuse block is for the four way (emergency) flashers. The flasher for the dir signals is located above and to the right of the steering column. I attached an illustration to help locate it.

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Elree,

Thanks for the diagram!

So I replace the thing that the wiring connection connects to, right?

Hope I can find this thing!



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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shakespr:
Folks,
This is my first time on Chevytalk.com . . . I need some help on an electrical problem and would appreciate some aid.
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Chevytalk is a great site but they are 2 blocks down the street on the right hand side. There is a second flasher can. The one for the turn signals is under the dash. Since the hazards work probably a good idea to change out the turn signal can and see what happens. You will need the harness plugged back in to make it work properly. Where is it? Up under the dash. Floats around. Somewhere between the top right side of the steering column and the radio. Hard to locate sometimes if it makes no sound. It's on about 10 inches of wire. The wire colors are pink and purple. The purple wire is the same purple wire that comes from the large turn signal connector mounting on the lower upper side of the steering column. Sometimes it ends up on top of the radio. One guy found it hiding inside the insulation on the firewall. Sometimes even if they don't flash they still make a very slight sound if it is real quiet. Sometimes you can feel it trying to work. Good luck.
 

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SUCCESS! Got the flashers working. Many thanks to everyone, especially Elree with that diagram! Found the OTHER flasher unit above the steering column, slightly to the right of the column, way up behind a wiring harness. Looks just like the hazard unit on the fusebox. Pulled it, paid less than $3 for a replacement, and I'm signaling turns in accordance with local laws once again!





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