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Old 04-04-2011
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I just completed repair of a dash oil leak that required removal of the steering wheel as well as opening up the upper and lower sections of the dash. Got everything back together and took a test drive. Found out the turn signal flasher doesn't seem to be working. If I put the turn signal lever in the right or left turn position, the appropriate turn signal lights come on but don't flash. Any ideas on what I might have messed up during the open heart surgery?

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You may had pulled the bulb elements out of the lens fixture while putting things back together. Wait unitl it's dark, turn on the signals and look under the dash & see the flashing light
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John,
The dash turn signal lights are working OK but the flasher unit isn't clicking and the turn signals (as well as the dash turn indicators) are just steadily burning. I'm suspicious I may have accidentally pulled something loose that disabled the flasher unit but don't even know where that is for sure.
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Eric,

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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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?
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Thanks for the info Frank and Bill. Folks have told me that BB didn't exactly make clean changes from year to year so possible it can be in either location but this gives me a good idea where to start. Hope it doesn't get out that I'm actually hunting for a flasher!!!
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I've had something similar occur with a different vehicle (old Camaro), it was the ground at the flasher. Also seen it where if one of the bulbs was burned out the flasher wouldn't blink, but only on that one side, the other functioned normally. G'luck, seems many OEM's approach it slightly different on the older stuff.
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Found the flasher. It was same type and location as indicated by Frank. Replaced the flasher unit and signals all working fine now. Thanks for the help.

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