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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:51 pm
by Dann
just bringing up a past thread here with the flasher unit mine recently went when escorting a mate being towed at night, my hazard lights and indicators arent working so i'm guessing this should be the problem??? does the unit look like this... pic

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:11 am
by RSR 555
Dann wrote:just bringing up a past thread here with the flasher unit mine recently went when escorting a mate being towed at night, my hazard lights and indicators arent working so i'm guessing this should be the problem??? does the unit look like this... pic
Nope. This is either the A/C Rev counter or the Wiper Control Unit

The Flasher Unit should be a round silver looking unit

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:13 am
by steptoe
Not the wiper control unit, they have been grey boxes so far - that unit is something like the stop the electric fuel pump in case of an accident - about 350 bucks for a new one.

Dann, can you tel us year model or make date of your L, maybe even a pic of the indicators at the column. Er, you have checked fuses ?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:25 pm
by Dann
yeah it's a 1992 l series standard one built- Jan 1992 on a Wednesday... haha jokes but the Jan 1992 part is right, and yes I've checked all fuses, can somone post a photo of the exact relay of the flasher unit,cause i thought it would be the silver canasters too but this thread says otherwise, anyway I put the car in test mode and one at a time swapped all the relays around( only the same type ones) with one that was working and all of them worked, unless the unit is tucked right up under the dash?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:26 pm
by tambox
Hark ye all, when all faith is lost, read the 1990 bible:D
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A 3 wire plug on the LHS of the steering column.

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:44 pm
by tambox
Religion, and Subarus have many variances, here's another to have faith in.
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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 pm
by steptoe
I am of no use to you, mine is an 85 with it inside the combination ticker/switch - had me stumped can tell you

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:20 pm
by Dann
haha ok now that a diagram i can relate too, ok ill have a look at that tomoz, if its not the fuse and not the reply what else could it be???

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:26 am
by Gannon
steptoe wrote:I am of no use to you, mine is an 85 with it inside the combination ticker/switch - had me stumped can tell you
Yeah that surprised me too when I was trying to get the blinkers working on the RX.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:27 am
by steptoe
Dann wrote: if its not the fuse and not the reply what else could it be???
Well, if you fall for same thing I did,, I found power supply problems after my fusible link corrosion caused a nice voltage spike or surge - disabled everything for three weeks - did not kill the ECU, so I bypassed wires here there and bloody everywhere to eventually find the indicator bulbs had blown to the extent of shooting the filament to the inside of the glass and fusing to it - all of them coz I used the hazards while in limp mode to parents place - just got there and died. As I replaced the bulbs the flicker rate went from a constant bzzzzzz inside combo switch to a final ticker, ticker noise I desired at the end of four bulbs. Stupid me was pulling the reverse bulbs and finding they were OK , thinking they were indicator bulbs :oops:

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:33 pm
by Dann
haha hopefully thats not the case, all my globes are good and working, i'll be pulling apart the dash yet again tomoz, as i didnt have time today and hopefully replace the relay and it work, worst cause i'll start crying haha jokes

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:38 pm
by Dann
so eventually got around to changing the relay that i got from the auto store, the guy said that it would do the same thing as the original. I replaced the relay and... still nor working, checked all the fuses and globes again all good, so could it maybe be the switches the hazard switch and the indicator lever???

Heres the nice burnt hole in the old flicker unit and the new one I got given...

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:25 pm
by Gannon
Ya know there are 2 types of flasher can, it relates to the pin polarity

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:55 pm
by Dann
oh really? can you please explain?? how can i tell???
Thank you for any info