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Old 06-08-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Adding hazard flashers.

Iíve never had flashers since owning the bus, just relied on a turn signal indicator to show when I was going slow or pulled over. Planning a trip to CO next week and figure the mountains will require patience. Anyone got advice or a good resource on how to may 4 way flashers happen on a bus where it was integrated with the flashers that were removed?

I donít think I even have a switch on the dash, although I have plenty of switches that no longer serve a purpose.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:49 PM   #2
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You *SHOULD* have a 4-way flasher ("Hazard light") switch, either as a standalone switch on the dash or steering column, or integrated with the turn signal switch (on older IH buses, you pull the switch out to activate the 4-ways). Some have a separate switch under the turn signal lever you pull out for the 4-ways (common on older trucks and many older buses).


Now if you're talking swapping the upper, former 8-way lights into turn signal/4-way usage, I did the same thing on the rear of my bus by simply swapping in appropriate lights, and wiring them in parallel with the ones below. The S/T/T (Stop/Tail/Turn) functions are replicated up top, the "inner" lights being brake lights and the "outer" ones being turn signals. I used all red lights on mine (yes, 8 of them) and all serve as tail/running lights, as I want maximum possible visibility to following drivers. I have not (yet) done this for the front and don't (yet) have any plans to.
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Iím just trying to get normal flashers.

I do have these switches. All are momentary/spring loaded so I donít know if you push once to engage and again to disengage.

What I do know is that none of them do anything.

I know where my turn signal flasher module goes, and it works fine. IMG_9608.jpg

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Adding hazard flashers.

Hey David, crazy question however have you checked the steering column, lower left? Also, Iíve seen it on the turn signal stalk where you pull out the silver lever underneath. Itís been about 12 years since Iíve driven a rear engine Thomas but I know it was in an awkward place when I did have to activate them.
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Here is where I think it should be
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Hey David, crazy question however have you checked the steering column, lower left? Also, Iíve seen it on the turn signal stalk where you pull out the silver lever underneath. Itís been about 12 years since Iíve driven a rear engine Thomas but I know it was in an awkward place when I did have to activate them.


Well now I feel a little silly!

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That was the easiest installation ever!
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Well now I feel a little silly!

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That was the easiest installation ever!


Too funny!!! Glad that you were able to find them!!!
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No worries man, you did it yourself!!! Just needed a team that had your back.
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