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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:42 pm

Might want to check that the bulbs aren't making contact with the body behind the tail lens. The wires get pinched between the body and the bulb's mounting sleeve, causing it to cut the insulation on the wires. Mine did this, and within a few weeks I had a short. The solution is to cut a small slot into the edge of the offending bulb's rear mounting sleeve and route the wires through the slot, sideways, so that it doesn't cause damage to the insulation. Once you see it, you'll understand.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:38 pm

Yeah, I removed the tail light assy. and checked for worn through wires. They were pinched a little but nothing out of the ordinary, although I will follow your advice and notch the bulbs.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:47 pm

Could just be one of the modules went bad. I just checked the paperwork that came with mine recently and he offers a Lifetime warranty on the modules.
Email Tech Support at www.support@tcelectronixx.com.
Yes, two xx's.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:34 pm

Hard to believe those modules would ever go bad. It's the best packaging possible, imo.

Kenon, did you use crimp connections or tape? Maybe a wire came loose.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:43 pm

Mine failed from that same shortage circumstance. They sent me a new one without any problems.

Kenon, mine were about the same way you described as "pinched". That's about all it takes apparently. This kind of exposure for any prolonged amout of time will pretty much fry the module's SCR's every time.

Quick sidenote : This module pretty much seconds as a load equalizer used for low-draw lamps or LED's. LED's work great on it, I'm finding.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:00 pm

Yeah, I see how shorting might damage the module. However, mine shorted (both sides) this way and it didn't cause any damage.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:59 pm

I didn't crimp. I soldered and taped.

Is there any way to test for a bad module? I shouldn't have put so much time soldering it in I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:19 pm

It turns out it was a faulty blower control module. It was still drawing voltage with the car off and draining my battery.
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PostSubject: temp   Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:27 am

from: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-ii-scans-tuning-pcm-f5/installed-an-intense-racing-pcm-t4711.htm

You got it sir. smile
I am about to install my seq.rear flashers so I can be the coolest kid on my block.
I hope it is as easy as the write-up shows. I'm not an electrician.
The kit has just been sitting in my trunk for about a month.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:57 pm

The flashers are pretty awesome. Everyone you want to see them - they notice, and everyone you'd rather not - they don't seem to care.

What are you going to do with the old PCM? Was there any problem with it?

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'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:33 am

For now, the old pcm is being put in storage as an emergency back-up
Do the cops have a problem with the seq flashers?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:30 am

I once got pulled over in OH for running my hazard flashers without headlights on a Fri night. He saw me coming from the front. He asked me why my headlights were out, and if I had been drinking. I told him my lights malfunctioned, and that I'd just gotten off work. He let me go. Didn't even ask for insurance or registration. Not a mention of the sequential flashers, which were on the whole time.

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'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:31 pm

I've never had a problem with the police pulling me over. Everyone I know really likes the sequentials. I absolutely love them.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:50 pm

EASHER wrote:
For now, the old pcm is being put in storage as an emergency back-up
Do the cops have a problem with the seq flashers?

I think the only rule is that the light flashes, it doesn't really matter how it happens. Actually aren't they optional anyway, as long as you use hand signals? wink
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PostSubject: FINALLY INSTALLED MY SEQ FLASHERS TODAY.   Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:29 pm

I worked with a friend and installed my SEQ flashers today. I had a small problem with those cheep azz sockets that came with the kit, but after working through the issue, they work perfectly.
If you want to make your RIV stand out even more than normal, get these flasher units.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:11 am

Erik, where did you get the SEQ flashers at?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:54 am

Anthony,
One company I've read about is www.webelectricproducts.com. The Reatta forum members have written good reviews/good customer service/ease of install about this online company.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:33 am

Anthony,
I got mine from www.tcelectronixx.com
the model for our cars is #TCSF-03, IIRC.
There is a write up on here regarding these with all the part numbers and other useful installation info. Kit cost was around 79.00 with lifetime warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:31 am

98RIV7777 wrote:
Erik, where did you get the SEQ flashers at?

I got mine at http://www.tcelectronixx.com/

Be warned that you need to get the deluxe kit and that the sockets that come with that kit need to be modified for it to work without problems, but they look great once installed.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:14 am

Man, I am just chomping at the bit to add these to my car!
Have to wait for the budget to recover from the holidays though. headbutt

I searched You Tube looking for a Riviera with sequentials, but it's pretty much full of Mustangs.
One of you guys should post a vid of your car flashing. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:38 am


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'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 116k miles 455 Rocket V8
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:06 pm

Funny thing is that way back in the day I owned a 68 Cougar XR7 and I used to just sit in my garage at night and watch the sequentials flash (my wife thought I was just plain out to lunch)!! I think they look super on the 95-99 Rivs and all Reattas. I could put them on my 92 Riv but it only has two brake light bulbs and might loose the true effect.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:04 pm

I am still having problems with those crappy sockets they include in the kit. So i went to the local PICK N PULL and clipped some oem sockets off of an AURORA. I am going to figure out a way to mount these oem sockets in place. Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:17 am

Erik,
With a Dremel tool and other small tools such as jewelers files, you have to create a socket hole identical to the other large holes with the notches so the OEM fixture will go in, twist and lock.
Will be much better in the long run this way. It will just take some work and patience.
Maybe your friend, the one who help with the initial install, has smaller mitts for the job as it will take a little finesse. J/K......Good Luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Sequential Turn Signals   Tue May 12, 2009 2:30 am

FINALLY GOT MY SEQUENTIALS AND INSTALLED 'EM 'SOON AS I GOT 'EM!!!
I love the lights....but my problem is that im getting NO lights in the rear, as far as running lights....my signal lights work, the hazards work, and the brake lights work, but no running lights......since i installed them at a friends' house, i had to ride home with my hazards on.....wuz extra paranoid bout the way the lights were sequencing when i passed by the cops ........
anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, please let me kno.....thanx

this is how i looked coming home

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