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I have been struggling with a

I have been struggling with a simple solution to provide more flexibility with the flasher lights. As wired from the factory, the lights are only momentary, and only when the headlights are not on.

After a great deal of study of the schematic, and careful examination of the relay board, there was not a simple solution to allow the aforementioned functions to be bypassed. Behind the speedometer one can find, rather easily, the conductors that when brought together will illuminate the flashers (mimicking the momentary contact of the flasher stalk).

However, I did not want to wire an after-market switch and place it on the instrument pod or dash.

With this background, here is, what I believe to be a unique solution.

I went down to the local hobby electronics shop and purchased, for $50, a UHF remote relay. The kit has 2 relays, both capable of 15 amps at 120 volts. The board is powered by a 12 volt source. The activator is radio frequency in the form of a key-chain like black plastic case (size of a 50 cent piece). There are two buttons, one for each relay. After soldering and assembling the board (took 1 hour), I can activate each relay individually. I then modified the circuit board to allow both relays to be activated by one button on the remote control.

I then wired the new circuit board (about the size of a business card) under the dash, providing plus 12 volts for power to the board. The board draws 30 milliamps, and thus any ignition-switched source can power the board. I then found the two conductors that go to the flasher switch (stalk) and brought a 12 gauge conductor to the lamp side of these two wires. This new conductor comes from my relays.

Net result. The stalk system works as originally intended. However, I can not illuminate the flashers with the remote switch, which I velcro on to my steering wheel (or double sided tape, etc). When I want to illuminate the flashers continuously, or wish to flash them with the headlights on, I can do so with the remote control. No wires have to run from the inside of the car to the lamps.

If anyone cares for more detail, I am happy to write this up and give specifics.

Thanks for listening.

Jim S.
 
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Correction to my entry - the l

Correction to my entry - the last full paragraph should read: "....However, I can NOW illuminate the flashers with the remote switch,...
 
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I was thinking of using the fl

I was thinking of using the flashing lights as driving lights, for a while now.

Since I am not into the concours thing, I just thought of putting a switch in, under the dash. Where would be the best place to splice in a switch like this? I don't mind loosing the "move over" flashing feature..........it doesn't work in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim.......yours is ONE high tech approach.
 
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System works great. Double si

System works great. Double sided tape adheres RF switch to spoke of steering wheel. In fact, I can now turn on the flashing lamps while walking to the car in the evening. Flashers can now be turned on and kept on, and independent of main or dipped beams.

Jim S.
 
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