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Subject: Re: Flashers (NSC
From: "R. O. Lindsay" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 11:37:48 -0500 wrote:

> A generic hazard flasher will probably be OK, but be carefull with the turn
> flasher.  Turn flashers are supposed to have a 'blown bulb' mode whereby
> they flash at a different rate if one of the bulbs is out.  The original
> turn flasher stopped flashing and left the remaining good bulb permanently
> lit (showing the other bulb was bad) but these are susceptible to
> 25-year-old connectors causing slow or non-flashing.  Modern units flash at
> double speed if one bulb is out and do not suffer from the problems caused
> by bad connectors.  DO NOT live wirth a turn flasher that continues to flash
> at the same rate if one bulb is out (like a hazard flasher) - it could get
> you killed.
> PaulH.

Good advice.  The flasher in my Ferrari is just as you describe; The flasher
blinks at the same rate with or without bulbs.  Then again, the logic says
that you will always be going faster than anyone who might try to hit you.
Yea right! :-P


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