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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue May 12, 2009 9:29 am

I think they look fantastic! shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue May 12, 2009 10:34 am

Thanx BMD.....this Mod wuz sumthin' i wanted from the FIRST time i saw this write-up!!! And installation wuz simple....except for the little thing i overlooked (im sure it wuz sumthin small and simple) that's causin my running/parking lights to not come on frown
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PostSubject: No Rear Running Lights   Thu May 14, 2009 11:00 am

help
is there ANYBODY that can help me out? Ok.....on tuesday, my sequentials came in and i immediately installed them....they work as far as turn signals, hazards and brakes go, but im getting NO running/parking lights from the rear....even went to a pull yard to get the rear lights' wiring harness yesterday, but its acting the same way (i didnt cut on it yet tho, cuz i wanted to c if that coulda been the prob)
besides that, ive pulled my light assembly off to checc my wires, and i saw 2 pinched wires....sooooo, i checced my fuses and there is only one that i saw under the seat for parking lights.
is there another anywhere, specifically for rear parking lights or no?
HELP!!!!!

oh yea, i have a 95SC, if that helps
THANX IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP U GUYS MAY HAVE FOR ME help
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Thu May 14, 2009 11:26 am

Did you read this thread, several pages in someone mentions the problem you are having and the fix.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Thu May 14, 2009 11:28 am

Read back through this thread carefully. The pinching is what caused the problem. I fixed mine by altering the rear part of the bulb and protecting the wires with shielding. There is info on exactly how this can be fixed.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Thu May 14, 2009 11:46 am

ok...thanx...ill go bacc thru the thread bonk
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Thu May 14, 2009 1:24 pm

k, guys...i checced on everything....and it all looks good.....i pulled the light off again, had all wires exposed and disconnected from taillight assembly, and still im getting no parking lights....tried testing the 3 wires coming out of the bulbs, and im not getting any reading on the other 2 wires at all (even from the plug)

im hella confused now, cuz there is only one fuse for parking lights, and its ok.....guess i gotta go to a shop, so they can tell me wut they think is wrong wtf


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Thu May 14, 2009 1:52 pm

There is more than one fuse for lights.
In the IP fuse panel there is one marked "LH EXT LPS 10amp and another for RH EXT LPS 10amp."
There is also a TURN LPS 15amp in the IP fuse panel.
In RH Rear fuse block there is HZRD/STOP LPS fuse 20amp

Note: This info is from my 98 FSM


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Thu May 14, 2009 2:05 pm

Please put some info in your SIG. ie: at least the year of your car, it makes it easier to help you out.
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PostSubject: Sequential turn signals/Tail lights   Fri May 29, 2009 4:51 am

Where is the best place you guys would recommend me to buy the sequential turn signal thing pictured here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjyUBs2Lkm4
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Fri May 29, 2009 8:09 am

www.foxthundercats.com
it's the TCSF-03 Sequencer
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:00 am

ok, so i finally got around to gettin my sequentials bacc on tracc.....but now the middle bulb wont blink wit the turn signal or hazards, so, i bought a new bulb, changed it, and it still wont flash when hazards r on or turn signal is on......so i took the bulb out and tested the wires, and they work fine, i get positive pulse when the bulb should blink, then rests bacc at ground.....but when i put the bulb bacc in ( both of the new ones i just bought, and the original one i bought with the kit, since it wuznt blown) the turn signal wire stays at ground.......any suggestions as to wut may be causing this?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:07 am

The middle bulbs are the ones that rub against the sheet metal when installed. There is a short to ground caused by the bulb housing cutting into the wire when you install. You need to fix the insulation and route the wires so that they don't become damaged again. I cut slots in the ends of my center bulb housings to run the wires through. There is more about this earlier in the thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:12 pm

i got u on that part, but im talkin bout with the soccet in my hands...i took the bulb out, and tested the wires.......matter of fact, ill take pics of wut i mean.....be bacc in a minute!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:41 pm

ok, im bacc....ok, so i took the bulb out



and tested the soccet, like this



so holding it like that, im getting a + pulse like it should...but if i put the bulb bacc in, and test the wire right here, im getting a (-)....i c when its tryin to change to (+) but it stays (-), prolly wit a diff voltage, but still(-)





here r 2 shots of my wires....not cut @ all.....and deff not grounding out anywhere, cuz its in my hand still, u kno....thats y im so confused wtf cuz its fine wit the bulb taken out, but when i put it bacc in, it acts up



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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:04 pm

When you're testing it, you need charging voltage going to the module. Is the car started? Is this the same between those lights on both sides or is it just one side?

As soon as the bulb is back in, the module's loaded and definitelly needs that ~14v
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:19 pm

its just that one light that acts up.....and yes, the car is started....i emailed thundercat the same message so im waitin on feed bacc from them also...maybe i should send the those pics too, huh?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:23 pm

R1V13RA wrote:
...maybe i should send the those pics too, huh?

I wouldn't unless they ask for them. They are kinda blurry.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:25 pm

Suggest you consider replacing the socket. Your description of the problem reads to me like you're getting a short in the wires back of the socket when you push/twist the bulb back in place. You should be able to have a NAPA or CarQuest match up those sockets for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:34 am

thanx erybody for all suggestions....Albertj, i thought about that and went to pep boys lookin for that soccet.....but they didn't have any frown so ill go by napa or carquest soon....im goin outta town to tx for about a week, so ill try it out when i get bacc in town.....ill let u guys kno wuts up...THANX ALL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:24 am

You might want to try and get an OEM type socket, maybe from the junkyard or new replacement. Modify the housing to accommodate them.
That way the wires come out the side like all the others and wont get pinched like everyone else who has done this mod has reported. Just a thought.
When I get around to installing the sequencer in my car I'm going to try and use OEM sockets. I got a couple of sockets from the bone yard a long time ago with this in mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:48 am

R1V13RA wrote:
thanx erybody for all suggestions....Albertj, i thought about that and went to pep boys lookin for that soccet.....but they didn't have any frown so ill go by napa or carquest soon....im goin outta town to tx for about a week, so ill try it out when i get bacc in town.....ill let u guys kno wuts up...THANX ALL!!!

Just remember - the socket needs to hold the identical bulb but does not have to look identical.

Ant the NAPA and CarQuest (and O'Reillys and Advance Auto for that matter) in Tx will have the same sockets so if you have a little time on your hands no harm stopping in to get them there.

You could use OEM sockets for that type bulb too, from a junkyard (a pick and pull will pretty much let you have them) BUT you need to figure out how you're going to mount it in the tail light. The socket you have affixes with a couple screws - not all OE sockets have those ears for screws. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of. You may find yourself with a file, a Dremel and a radio chassis nibbler trying to make your cutout fit some random OE socket.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:34 pm

The modification to the housing isn't too difficult. I'll use a step drill to bring the hole size out to the correct diameter, then just use a jeweler's file to make the notches. All you have to do is duplicate the hole that is right next to it (take measurements and transfer to masking tape placed over the hole).
I got the exact same sockets from a Riviera taillight wiring harness to use for the center bulb.
Eliminates the wire chafe issue everyone has experienced.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:15 pm

Hey guys, well I got my sequentials in today. When the car is off they blink just fine. When the car is running it seems that the innermost and center go on simultaneously and then the outer goes on. I'm wondering if i just have to slow them down, anyone else have a similar issue?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:33 pm

Mine worked good out of the box, but the install instructions do talk about adjusting them if necessary. IIRC there are caution notes on the adjustment procedure that need to be followed.
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