Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Blu Bird
Engine: Cummins
Blue Bird turn signal failure?

I just bought a flat nose Blue Bird and plan to do a conversion over the winter. We made the 3 hour trip home just fine, it runs great and handles like an automobile. However, on the way home last night the turn signals stopped working. The tail lights, head lights and markers still work but the turn signals and four way flashers do not. I called the man I bought it from to ask wether he had ever experienced this and if he might know what the problem is. He stated that in the 3 years he had owned the bus that the turn sigals had always worked. The bus has been sitting for several months.
Does anyone know where I might start looking to find the source of this problem?
Huey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
Bus Nut
Griff's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Off-Grid
Posts: 740
Year: 1982
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: IH S1723
Engine: IH V345 Gas V8
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Blue Bird turn signal failure?

Check your turn signal / 4-way flasher relay, it could be bad, or, in some cases, on double element bulbs if a flasher element burns out on one bulb, they won't flash. Usually though, the bulb with the working flasher element will light up but not flash. Do any of them light, but not flash?
~(G)Q Arduously Avoiding Assimilation
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
Bus Geek
lapeer20m's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: near flint michigan
Posts: 2,653
Re: Blue Bird turn signal failure?

try the fuse....

my g/f had a problem where neither of her brake lights worked on her ford explorer. I told her that it's gonna be complicated, like a brake switch, relay etc. Turns out it was the simplest solution of all.....both bulbs were burned out. so don't rule out the bulbs.....
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)
lapeer20m is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suzie Blue - Our 1990 Blue Bird TC2000 mtunderwood Skoolie Conversion Projects 23 07-01-2015 05:48 AM
turn signal gasket somewhereinusa Conversion General Discussions 5 06-02-2012 01:43 AM
looking for 4 way flasher/turn signal relay syke Conversion General Discussions 13 05-24-2012 12:40 PM
2000 Blue Bird Mini Bird CLEAN! buswizard Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 3 06-12-2011 06:11 AM
1985 Blue Bird 'Micro Bird' Griff Short-Bus Conversion Projects 34 07-21-2009 01:35 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.