TR7 & TR8 Mailing List

Flasher unit

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Bruce Riley

Flasher unit
« on: March 18, 2016, 02:47:01 PM »
Hey guys,

I have been trying to replace the hazard warning -flasher in my fuse box

but it ends up coming apart or blowing on me, plus it doesn't seem to fit

in the original space.  I have replaced the original with a purchase from

VB twice and Moss once which ended up being a round unit(doesn't fit in my

1980 Spider).  Any assistance for an easy transition or your better

experience?

thanks

Bruce

1980 Spider DHC

--

.

Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org



Major Tom

Re: Flasher unit
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 08:04:03 AM »
Bruce,



Don't know if anyone responded but



the flasher unit is below the steering column three prongs. IIRC. and

not in the glove box. Any decent after market relay type flasher is

preferable to the heat type reed flasher.



the relays, are in the  glove box. those are standard 38a 4 prong

relays (industry standard) or such and around $5 at radio shack or

Car Parts.. new and pocket items at the u-pick



The likelihood is the problem is in the hazard warning switch. Don't

know if those are still available. They were NLA or NOS for a while,

but they are repairable.



When the hazard light switch goes bad it can cause all sorts of

hazards in the lighting, I guess that is why it is called a hazard switch. Eh?



I have a few of these repaired switches, ti fix - they are

disassembled, cleaned, lubricated and have the pivot arms restored

with reinforced parts, not pretty but no one would ever see the fix

as it is far behind the fascia and they work like new.





MT







At 02:46 PM 3/18/2016, Bruce Riley wrote:

>Hey guys,

>I have been trying to replace the hazard warning -flasher in my fuse box

>but it ends up coming apart or blowing on me, plus it doesn't seem to fit

>in the original space.  I have replaced the original with a purchase from

>VB twice and Moss once which ended up being a round unit(doesn't fit in my

>1980 Spider).  Any assistance for an easy transition or your better

>experience?

>thanks

>Bruce

>1980 Spider DHC

>--

>.

>Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org



Carpe Beerum (seize the beer)  

--

.

Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org

charles frink

Re: Flasher unit
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 10:40:16 AM »
It is a common fault with the flasher switch and other wedge switches..  The

contacts get corroded from non use and moisture..  I have cleaned them with a

point file (gently).  Back some years ago I remember someone saying to just

move the switch up and down rapidly some 20 or 30 times and that would cure

the problem.  It COULD result in breaking the switch though.