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#1 Andrew_L26

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:50 PM

So my flasher unit has died. The previous owner did some funky wiring to bypass the turn signal flasher and use the hazard flasher unit. The problem with this is that the hazards only function when the indicator stalk is switched on one way or another. I've pulled apart the Niles turn signal can and I'm thinking that considering everything looks fine inside it may just be the capacitor that needs to be replaced. I'm going to give it ago when I get a new cap. I was also looking cheap generic flasher units as I don't particularly feel like spending 60$ on a NOS flasher unit! Has anyone replaced the cap in one of these units/used a cheap generic one?

 

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 12:15 AM

Hi Andrew,

 

It sounds like the previous owner has over-complicated the hazard lights setup.

 

I believe that all Australian delivered 240Z's and 260Z's can be fitted with hazard lights very simply.

 

Have a read through this topic to see how;

http://www.viczcar.c...-hazard-switch/

 

On the topic of flasher units, I recommend that you just buy a generic electronic unit. These should provide a longer life and the flashing rate is unaffected by the load, eg. if you fit LED bulbs.



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:30 AM

I haven't used one but here's a Narva unit for only $20 delivered.
https://www.ebay.com...tm/252433790050

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:52 AM

I bought a flasher from supercheap, works great and I can actually hear when the indicators are on now.
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Posted 03 December 2016 - 09:18 AM

Hi Andrew,

It sounds like the previous owner has over-complicated the hazard lights setup.

I believe that all Australian delivered 240Z's and 260Z's can be fitted with hazard lights very simply.

Have a read through this topic to see how;
http://www.viczcar.c...-hazard-switch/

On the topic of flasher units, I recommend that you just buy a generic electronic unit. These should provide a longer life and the flashing rate is unaffected by the load, eg. if you fit LED bulbs.


It looks like it had hazards from factory it's just the indicator flasher unit died and they just used the hazard flasher. I'll have a look at that Narva flasher unit. I'll give the cap replacement a go and if it fails I'll grab the electronic one.

Cheers guys!

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 12:16 PM

I thought they were the same unit ??



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 01:02 PM

I thought they were the same unit ??


I agree the same units for Flasher and Hazzard, well they are in my '77.
I just grabbed two electronic ones from the auto parts store, cheap and work well.

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:03 AM

I knew I had seen it spelled 'Hazzard' somewhere before;

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:40 PM

Ahh Daisy.......

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 08:43 PM

Just the good 'ol boys.




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