Flashers (no, not that kind!)

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a_colo_native

Guest
I was out in the garage this last weekend doing some Amphi electrical
work. Adding a tach/hour meter and trying to get the one remainaing
item that doesn't work to work. That being the green turn signal
indicator lamp on the dash to work. The signals work fine otherwise.

All connections are good, all wires are good, but it refuses to
go "blink ... blink" The bulb is good. No power at the "K" (blue)
wire. Could this be the flasher itself? If so, does anyone have a
proper one?

John Bevins
 
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John Friese

Guest
Hello John,
For what it's worth, and that's not much, I put a standard NAPA 3 wire
flasher in one of my Amphi's and got the outside lights to flash but
when the flasher was turned off, the dash light was lit. Not a good
thing. I finally found an original Amphicar flasher and then
everything worked fine. I didn't bother to look into the matter any
further. I suspect that there are different types of flashers.
Perhaps you might try one made for an old Volkswagen. Perhaps the
Germans did things a different back then.

John Fries


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "a_colo_native <minnow@a...>"
<minnow@a...> wrote:
> I was out in the garage this last weekend doing some Amphi electrical
> work. Adding a tach/hour meter and trying to get the one remainaing
> item that doesn't work to work. That being the green turn signal
> indicator lamp on the dash to work. The signals work fine otherwise.
>
> All connections are good, all wires are good, but it refuses to
> go "blink ... blink" The bulb is good. No power at the "K" (blue)
> wire. Could this be the flasher itself? If so, does anyone have a
> proper one?
>
> John Bevins
 

Jon March

Member
Well I have the same sorta problem on mine! - lights are flashing fine, but the dash-bulb only flashes once, then stays black.... Thoughts?
 

strandweiss62

Active Member
The original Amphicar flasher has a power monitoring inside. Only when the current through the flashing lights is correct, the indicator light flashes. The cold flashing lights take on a higher current so that the indicator light flashes only once. You can set this inside the flasher or use turn signals bulbs with slightly higher wattage.
 
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strandweiss62

Active Member
The flasher relay is next to the wiper motor. You have to open the flange of the aluminum cup and then it will be difficult ...
I do not have the pictures on this device, but i try to find them.
 

strandweiss62

Active Member
There is a simple replacement, available at Triumph parts stores. With fake current monitoring:

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These are the pics of the original Hella flasher, but after 8 years i have absolutely no idea how i adjusted the current monitoring.

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jfriese

Active Member
For YEARS the exact replacement flasher was being sold on Ebay for about $15. I think Gordon's was selling them for not much more. Have you checked with them? I once took a bad one apart to try to fix it. It's a tricky beast and I ended up replacing it.

John Friese
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John Friese
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
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I stock a real good replacement flasher that mounts the same way and has the bag with proper wire screws too.

I also have a replacement dimmer switch too.
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