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by cougarsunlimited.net
21 Oct 2018, 10:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

Typically, the symptom of "only the center light flashes" occurs when the emergency flasher relay has failed. It is located in the driver's side trunk well originally attached to the filler board under the trunk mat. The light blue wire that energizes this relay may have been cut. This would create ...
by cougarsunlimited.net
25 Sep 2018, 10:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Sequential Signals
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Sequential Signals

Hey guys, need a little help here, My Sequential Signals work but the last light is very dim. I have not check out anything yet could it be corrosion? Typically, this problem is caused by the flasher not staying "ON" long enough. Which flasher is installed (under the dash, to the right of the radio...
by cougarsunlimited.net
25 Sep 2018, 09:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 69 No brake lights or rear 4 way flashers
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: 69 No brake lights or rear 4 way flashers

Topic states my issue. I have power to all three wires at the sequential unit. All 3 flash when the emergency switch is activated and the brake light wire is live when the pedal is depressed. Signals and tail lights work fine. Based on the troubleshooting guide, I replaced the original turn signal ...
by cougarsunlimited.net
04 Aug 2018, 11:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

ClawIt wrote: "I have drilled the rivets out on one and took it apart. " After the 6th turn signal switch failed on my '68 Big Block Cougar in the 80's, I rebuilt the emergency switch section using the technique you described. I made new oversize contacts using a Keystone turret style terminal hopin...
by cougarsunlimited.net
02 Aug 2018, 22:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

If the crimp on the rivet is loose, you can try soldering the ring terminal to the rivet using a low-temperature indium solder. I was able to salvage a switch using this technique but too much heat will soften the surrounding plastic, move the rivet, and cause an open circuit. It doesn't take much h...
by cougarsunlimited.net
01 Aug 2018, 22:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

Another option is to convert to the "Plasma" LED bulbs for the rear lights. They don't draw enough current to fry the steel rivet switches. I also have a turn signal switch bypass module under development. It routes the rear turn/brake bulb current externally to avoid the magical smoke. It will work...
by cougarsunlimited.net
01 Aug 2018, 17:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

Re: 1970 standard convertible Typically, when none of the brake lights work on a given side, the problem is inside the turn signal switch. In this case, the bar under the switch cam (on the top of the switch) is no longer contacting the orange/blue wire rivet that supplies the right rear lights.. Th...
by cougarsunlimited.net
25 Jun 2018, 14:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

The American-made 1969 switches with brass rivets are OK but will fail eventually. There are two fundamental flaws with the original design: 1. insufficient contact area between the rivet head and the internal "W" contact wire 2. low melting temperature of the nylon material. Note: Once the switch h...
by cougarsunlimited.net
25 Jun 2018, 13:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 23535

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

What would cause my turn signal switch to smoke? I know a short somewhere but any specifics? The switch is probably over 15 years old, original replacement, and nothing has been touched in the wiring for a long time. This just happened out of the blue. Ignition not on, noticed when I got in the car...
by cougarsunlimited.net
14 Apr 2018, 23:18
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Ford-style "series" Tachometer testing
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Ford-style "series" Tachometer testing

I recently completed a new project so I thought I'd share some of the development information - a stand-alone Ford Tachometer Tester. Over the next few months I will be developing several new tester products. I'd like to share the development information with the Cougar Community because some of thi...