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 Post subject: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:05 pm 
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Hi All

I am trying to find a way to add a click to my 70's mini blinkers. While I am used to a non-clicking blinker, I have 2 grandsons now driving our minis, so need some sort of audio to remind them the blinker is on.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:28 pm 
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The audible slap from you in the front seat while saying "Blinker's on!" should be sufficient.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:29 pm 
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Mechanical comtact flasher unots click audibly. They are readily available.
Alternatively lamps with beepers are also available.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:39 pm 
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Have you got the flasher unit mounted under the dash like Aussie minis? There was an extension loom to bring them inside

There are different types of flasher units you can buy, some make more noise than others

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:12 pm 
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I fitted a John Deer Tractor warning beeper to a mates C/M GT after following him on multiple occasions with his blinker on for no reason , We have rebuilt his steering column since and aligned the cancel peg


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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:47 pm 
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A piezo buzzer in the circuit will do it - https://www.jaycar.com.au/sound-video/s ... ity-desc&q

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:55 pm 
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Thanks everyone for your advice. Cannot find a flasher unit that gives a sound with each blink, and Minisport responded to my enquiry saying that could not source them, so going for the piezo buzzer from Jaycar.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:08 pm 
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Depending on the current/voltage draw of the buzzer, it may effect the flashing/blinking rate of the indicators.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:36 am 
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Thanks Ausdino for the input. Yes, current drain is a consideration. I have found a very low current piezo buzzer, so hoping that will do the trick and still keep blinker rate and bulb brightness up.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinker clicking
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:48 pm 
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Piezo buzzers draw very little current and most flasher cans will handle extra globes in the circuit (think side repeaters, trailer lights etc).
You will be fine, it will work well.

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