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Old 06-12-2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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I looked, and it's not all that obvious as to where the hell the flasher is located? I am assuming it is under the dash somewhere, but does anyone have pics or a better description? My Chilton's manual was of no help. I am trying to locate the flasher so I know what flasher to order b/c I am converting to all LED exterior bulbs. I need to change the flasher to maintain the correct flash interval. I need to know also, if there is only one flasher for both hazard/signal or separate. I am guessing the correct flasher to order is an EP27 but want to pull the one out of my truck first to match up. Thanks!

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Old 06-12-2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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are you asking where the button is to turn the hazards on is? or where some the electronic components are for it?
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he's looking for the flasher relay...I wish I could be of some help but I'd like to know where this is too because I think mine is going bad.
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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Yes where is the flasher relay? I read somewhere online that it was the bright yellow thing under the dash just to the left of the steering column, but I don't want to mess w/ anything unless I know for sure. For all I know that is some airbag module or something. I know this seems trivial but I appreciate your help!
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I'm surprised that it's not in the Chilton manual. The flashers are pretty loud, why not just turn them on and listen for them? I know that there is a relay box under the dash near the radio side, it could be in there.
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its all alone behind the underdash panel. remove the plastic panel via the two 7mm screws on the under side and pullthe top straight out. now remoce the metal pan behind it via the 4 or 5 8mm or 10mm bolts. you should be ablt to see it at this point. its yellow. looks like a tipical relay.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #7
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Buy an electronic flasher, not the cheap stock type. The $12+ models last much longer and can handle more usage. Good luck,
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Thank you for the info. So there is only one flasher relay for both hazards and signals? And does anyone know the correct flasher? I am guessing it's an EP27. I don't want to take everything apart now, rather once I have the replacement. Don I am indeed going to an electronic flasher b/c the LED conversion will require it due to the low resistance of the new bulbs...
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Thank you for the info. So there is only one flasher relay for both hazards and signals? And does anyone know the correct flasher? I am guessing it's an EP27. I don't want to take everything apart now, rather once I have the replacement. Don I am indeed going to an electronic flasher b/c the LED conversion will require it due to the low resistance of the new bulbs...
Check with the place you're getting the LEDs from. Most of them will also sell you the flasher kits, etc.
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Yes, only one flasher. It is just under the steering column area as said above.
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