LOL!! Great description, Stan.
Subject: Re: [TR] LEDs & Flasher
Bill, the Lucas design for the flasher relies on small elves that live in a
metal container under the dash on a TR6. When you operate the flasher the
elves switch the circuit on and off. They feel the cold terribly however and
rely on a heated bi-metalic strip in the box to keep warm and this heater is
dependent on the wattage of the incandescent bulbs.
If you switch to LED's the heater wont work, the elves will move somewhere
warmer and the LED lamps will not flash. The solution is to use a modern
electronic flasher that could care less what the wattage is. The purists
don't like them because the starting sequence is wrong (the elves start with
OFF) and the cadence is wrong but I think most of us are happy if the
flashers just flash.
Subject: [TR] LEDs & Flasher
Thanks, from all the replies, I am pretty much sold, one more question. I
have heard there is some problem with using the original type turn signal
flasher, the Litezupp website seems to indicate it should be replaced with a
NAPA substitute, is this a problem ???
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