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1962 Hawk Dash Turn Signal Indicators

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  • Electrical: 1962 Hawk Dash Turn Signal Indicators

    My external turn signals work just fine but on the dash it is a different story. I put the ignition key "on" and the dash indicator lights work great; however start the car and the dash indicator lights refuse to come on and blink. Everything else relative to the turn signals work with the engine running. Anyone have thoughts? thanks, Chet

  • #2
    Ground issues.
    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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    • #3
      Mine (also a '62 GT Hawk) work but are not visible in daylight. At night, no problem. I'm looking for LED bulbs for the indicators. I've heard that this is common on this car.
      Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
      '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
      '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
      '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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      • #4
        The Turn Signal "Power" wire to the Fuse Holder is connected to the Wrong Ignition Switch Terminal!

        It SHOULD be on the "ACC" Terminal instead of the "IGN" Terminal.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          They are right . They are only visible at nite. Let us know if an LED lamp is available. If I want to know if light is blinking I glance at the ammeter; it will oscillate slightly as the turn signals flash!

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          • #6
            LED replacement bulbs are commonly available. I replaced every bulb in my GT 3 or 4 years ago with them. Got them on ebay about $30 for enough bulbs to do 3 cars. I used blue ones in the instruments and fender marker/fins, other colors are available too.

            If you replace all the bulbs in the turn signal circuit you will also need a flasher unit that works with them (about $1 on ebay) and they will no longer move your ammeter.
            Last edited by bensherb; 11-02-2019, 02:22 AM.
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            • #7
              I just ordered some LED bulbs (cool white in color) for the turn indicators on my '62 GT Hawk. When I get them (next Monday) and install them, I'll post the results here.
              Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
              '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
              '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
              '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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              • #8
                I got the LED bulbs today. Just testing with a battery, they are really bright! I'll probably install them this weekend and post the results here.
                Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
                '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
                '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
                '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brngarage View Post
                  I got the LED bulbs today. Just testing with a battery, they are really bright! I'll probably install them this weekend and post the results here.
                  When I went from incandescent bulbs to LED's in the signal indicators, it went from No visible indicator during the day, to visible, and just visible at night to very visible.
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                  • #10
                    I am really looking forward to that!
                    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
                    '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
                    '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
                    '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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                    • #11
                      Hey, Would ya'll be so kind as to tell us 1) where you found these magic bulbs, and 2) what the number is for them?

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                      • #12
                        I fixed that problem with a Mountain Dew bottle. Simply popped the green indicators out of the dash, removed the faded, brittle green plastic, and replaced it with plastic cut from the MD bottle. Now they work like they are supposed to, day and night. Please don't tell anyone though, as I don't wanna lose points if ever, "judged". LOL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jeffry Cassel View Post
                          Hey, Would ya'll be so kind as to tell us 1) where you found these magic bulbs, and 2) what the number is for them?
                          Just look for bulbs with a BA9S bayonet base or the original bulb number on ebay. I think these are the ones I used in the indicators https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-WHITE-B...4AAOSwRHRc9zsv I bought the ones that look like bulbs too, but don't think I used them in the indicators for some reason. I did use them in the gauges. https://www.ebay.com/itm/20x-Pure-Wh...QAAOSwi4RdT3Kr
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the 411

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                            • #15
                              Well, I got one bulb installed today (they are NOT easy to access!). Success. The bulb I installed is now visible even in sunlight. I can't wait to see what it looks like tonight. I got the bulbs from superbrightleds.com. I ordered BA9S in 'cool white'. Looks like the solution. I hope this helps you guys.
                              Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
                              '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
                              '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
                              '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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