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    How does the Blinker system work?

    I want to connect a device to my blinker system, but I need a constant connection, rather then the blinking. Is there a area on the blinker system that doesnt flash? Like before the blinker relay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    I want to connect a device to my blinker system, but I need a constant connection, rather then the blinking. Is there a area on the blinker system that doesnt flash? Like before the blinker relay?
    switched power in-->then relay-->then positive to blinker--->then lights


    connecting to the positive lead before the relay will of course give you an unswitchable, always on connection.

    Therefore, connect your positive lead before the blinker, which is fed after the relay that's activated by the power switch.

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    I looked at my Car, and it has a small fuse in the fuse compartment, but doesnt say left or right, just turn signal. Then under the hood is another larger relay that says turn signal also..... How on earth do I figure out left from right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    I looked at my Car, and it has a small fuse in the fuse compartment, but doesnt say left or right, just turn signal. Then under the hood is another larger relay that says turn signal also..... How on earth do I figure out left from right?
    oops, I left out the fuse in my arrow connection diagram.

    Battery positive--> to fuse-->then power in to switch-->then relay-->then positive to blinker--->then lights

    Typically in an automotive application, the blinker circuit combines both right and left side in one circuit. Now you need to look for the blinker, and connect to the side before the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dMand View Post
    oops, I left out the fuse in my arrow connection diagram.

    Battery positive--> to fuse-->then power in to switch-->then relay-->then positive to blinker--->then lights

    Typically in an automotive application, the blinker circuit combines both right and left side in one circuit. Now you need to look for the blinker, and connect to the side before the lights.
    UGHH, I hate new cars, if this was a 1987 Porsche 944 (my old car) I could have found it easily.... but on this 99% electronic truck, I see to many things.... I see nothing but fuses, no relays..... Im going to have to look in the morning. If I cant find it, im going to just spend the $30.00 extra for the version that connects directly to the blinker bulb, but thats alot of extra wiring too.
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    stick your head under the dash and listen for the thing making the tick tick noise as you indicate (unless its they are evil and used an electronic timer system)

    you could always try finding the schematic for your vehicle

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    Here is a wiring diagram for you.
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    The Truck 2004 GMC Canyon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woofnstuff View Post
    stick your head under the dash and listen for the thing making the tick tick noise as you indicate (unless its they are evil and used an electronic timer system)


    Or they are really evil and it is a bomb.

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    Thanx, guys for all your help. The stupid thing is under the dash, behind the fuse box. I just hope its easy to wire into. This switching device has 2 triggers, so two 12v+ connections and two grounds. All I have to worry about is connecting the 12v+ leads and simply connect the ground to a grounding point?

    PS: The diagram worked great, now i know what color is what.... Thanx so much!!!!

    PS#2: Everyone already calls my car the rolling bomb, because I have so much stuff in it.
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