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Old 09-29-2013
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Okay, I will start to impress you all with my ignorance. I have searched the forum for this question but had no success.
I have a 1997 WB 43ft and I want to change my blinker and flasher units and I do not know where they are. The 4 ways do not blink and the left and right turn signals come on solid then start to flash very quickly.
I don't even know where the solenoid or flasher units are located.
I read what you all know and feel stupid asking such basic questions but I am stuck.

Thanks very much

Andy
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Okay, I will start to impress you all with my ignorance. I have searched the forum for this question but had no success.
I have a 1997 WB 43ft and I want to change my blinker and flasher units and I do not know where they are. The 4 ways do not blink and the left and right turn signals come on solid then start to flash very quickly.
I don't even know where the solenoid or flasher units are located.
I read what you all know and feel stupid asking such basic questions but I am stuck.

Thanks very much

Andy
No worries!
I think if you take the front panel off ,the one thats on the outside,above the headlights and below the windshield ,you will find those flashers.
The 97 could have two latches on the inside,or it could have a series of Phillips screws around the panel.
Except they are not screws,they are quick release 1/4 turn fasteners.
Good luck,keep us advised.
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No worries!
I think if you take the front panel off ,the one thats on the outside,above the headlights and below the windshield ,you will find those flashers.
The 97 could have two latches on the inside,or it could have a series of Phillips screws around the panel.
Except they are not screws,they are quick release 1/4 turn fasteners.
Good luck,keep us advised.
Andy, that's where mine is on my '93. mine was located towards the top on the driver side. It's a silver canister. I don't recall the numbers on it but I pulled it and it has three prongs on it if I recall. You can get them at NAPA or any automotive store. I think I have even seen them at the auto section in Wal-Mart.
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I've got a sporadic left turn switch in my 1988. Used to be intermittent and I could jiggle it to get it to work, but the jiggle doesn't seem to be working quite as well as it used to.

Is the Grote 01-4899-72 the part number I need? I don't have a better pic of the stalk in question, but you can kind of make it out in this photo.

Also, I'm leaving on a trip in a few days -- if I can't get a replacement before then, what is the best way to wire up a "manual" switch to initiate left turn blinking? And any tips on breaking into the steering column? Thanks!

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Kevin:
Check for Grote dealers in Seattle, Marysville, or up your way. Fleetpride or other heavy duty truck parts places are more like to have that particular switch than Carquest I would think.

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I believe that turn signal is a Volvo part but I don't have the number.

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breaking into the column is easy.
below the wheel the plastic covers just snap off.
theres two pins that the covers snap over,squeeze and pull them off.
the switch is held on with two screws.
easy!
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I believe that turn signal is a Volvo part but I don't have the number.

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I believe it was a Ford part I thkink off an 87 - 89 F150, I have a spare in my spare bus parts box. I could check the number in the next day or two.
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I believe it was a Ford part I thkink off an 87 - 89 F150, I have a spare in my spare bus parts box. I could check the number in the next day or two.
Would be great to get a PN from you for this. I managed the trip south with my gimpy stalk (just took lots of time changing lanes to the left ) but do want to get this squared away. Thanks for the help everyone!!
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Would be great to get a PN from you for this. I managed the trip south with my gimpy stalk (just took lots of time changing lanes to the left ) but do want to get this squared away. Thanks for the help everyone!!
Kevin,yours is not a ford part,i'm sure of that.
Its going to be off a class 8 truck.
take the old one off and take it with you to the truck parts house.

Some of the older Birds had a ford switch,but not yours from what i can see in the pics.
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