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Originally Posted by Steelwheels View Post
Where is the lower breaker panel in a 87fc35 and where is the directional solenoid ?
TIA
I'll try to address the directional solenoid, on my 82FC35RB model I have a turn signal FLASHER that activates SOLENIDS for the right side and the left side of the bus.

Finding the flasher unit is almost like playing the game Where's Waldo, Blue Bird seemed to put them all over our coaches. On mine it is located in the front overhead compartment above the windshield, here are a few other posts

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I had to use a LED specific turn signal flasher, that I purchased through Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Terminal-Signal-Flasher-Switch-Electronic/dp/B004O1YTLW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368660757&sr=8-1&keywords=led+turn+signal+flasher


On my '82FC35RB the flasher is located in the front overhead compartment above the windshield on the left side, I had to stick my head inside the compartment in order to see it.

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Originally Posted by NH Bill View Post
On our 83, pretty sure flasher unit is an aluminum box roughly 2" x 2"x 3". It is mounted above and to the engine side of the accelerator pedal. If you have not done it, check the emergency flasher switch on the column. This could be in a position that will lock the the directional signal up. Also, the retarder control (if you have one) is tied into the brake light circuit and if this is on a weird combination along with the flasher could possibly be the cause.

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Originally Posted by f.wernlein View Post
Bills advice covers a few possible causes.

To show how models change on our '85 the flasher is a standard round flasher which is surface mounted underneath the lower dash, just left of steering wheel.

So from 83-85 seems BB did it different?
As far as the turn signal SOLENOID mine is also located in the front overhead compartment, it is a large solenoid similar to the many other solenoid in my bus, this is the one that I can hear when either the turn signals or the 4 way Hazard flashers are activated.

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KC,

I used a no load LED Flasher that has a built in load, just R&R the flasher, and maybe like on mine you will have to attach a ground wire that is coming from the flasher itself, it works great with both the 'Bird and trailers 11 LED turn signals per side (R&L) working off of it*.

I just ordered another one for a spare http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EF32RL-Electronic-2-pin-Turn-Signal-Flasher-LED-Compat-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem19ba86e065QQitemZ11050 3583845QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries


*My no load LED Flasher activates one of the White-Rogers solenoids for the turn signals.

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