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Flasher relay

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by Tyler Madia, Jun 24, 2022.

  1. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

    Where is the turn signal flasher unit? Usually they are on or right by the fuse box but I can't seem to locate one. Thanks!
     
  2. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    It is mounted to the steering column, just below the grey cover.
     
  3. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

  4. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

    Does the flasher also flash the hazards? My blinkers aren't working but the flashers do.
     
  5. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Active Member

    Generally the flasher would handle both. I would check your connections to the blinkers or the switch in the stalk. Could be dirty or not grounded.
     
  6. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    The relay is the same for both, but the turns and the hazards are powered from different fuses. Turn signals are on fuse #3, and the hazards are on fuse #13. Both of these are on the fusebox under the dashboard.
     
  7. cop on my back

    cop on my back Active Member

    If there is still a problem it could be the signal switch itself. Mine was acting up and it was the contacts internally that were dirty. It is a bit tricky but you can disassemble, clean and reassemble.
     
  8. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

    I think that's my next step. I checked the fuses and all is good. Power is definitely getting to the flasher.

    Going to have to disassemble the switch and clean it out and hope that does it.
     
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  9. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Active Member

    The thing to remember with old cars like this, is it's usually something simple caused by corrosion or dirt. Simply cleaning some things like connections and switches can do wonders with just some elbow grease. Much cheaper than throwing parts at it.
     
  10. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

    Often true, but you can't discount 25 year old original parts failing as well.

    What I really need is a workshop manual as I'm kind of shooting in the dark with this truck. Most of my experience is with older American and European cars.
     
  11. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

  12. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

    Nice! I'll check that out.

    Hopefully I'll have time to pull the combo switch this weekend and give it a clean.
     
  13. Tyler Madia

    Tyler Madia Member

    Well I'm happy to announce that you guys were right! It was the switch and a good cleaning made the blinkers work again.

    When I took it apart it wasn't that bad, at least compared to some of my older British cars, and I thought there was no way that it would work but sure enough, it did.

    Thanks for all the advice!
     
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  14. t_g_farrell

    t_g_farrell Active Member

    Nice and no new parts!
     
  15. trktrd

    trktrd Active Member

    Had same problem with mine. Turned out to be the hazard switch.
     
  16. Drain

    Drain New Member Supporting Member

    Since I switched to all LED bulbs my blinkers have been a little too fast for my taste. I just got a new Novita EP34 electronic relay at O'Reilly for $16. The relay doesn't have the fancy molding around the connector but the terminals of the plug fit right in.
     

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