Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

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Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by josh7 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:40 pm

Hi All,

Firstly a little bit of background...

I recently made the interesting decision to buy my dream first car, a Ford Capri Mk1. And the insurance wasn't even as crippling as I expected :xd:

So far I'm thoroughly enjoying this introduction to classic motoring, although I've hit a snag regarding the indicators.

When they are applied, the indicators stay solid amber and do not flash. After consulting several former Capri owners, I've established that the most likely fault is the flasher unit. However, despite disassembling the dash (and checking the regular locations under the bonnet), I can't find the unit.

Hopefully someone who has changed one of these themselves may be able to help me out identifying the location of the unit?

I have attached several pictures of vacant connectors within the dash - I suspect one of which may be for the flasher.

Thank you very much in advance,

Josh
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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:47 pm

So I think they are in the same place for all capris / cortinas as well but up under the dash where the bonnet release catch is .

Hope this helps it’s a small black box with German words on :lol: no really .
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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by josh7 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:00 pm

Cheers Jason, I'll give it a try, although had a rummage behind the lever and couldn't find anything. Will I have to remove the lever assembly to get to it?

Once again, thanks for your help :D

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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by Caprigear » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm

MK1 facelift flasher units were usually a black three pin relay. Earlier MK1 flasher units tended to be a metal cylindrical unit. Try looking to the left of the steering column as the flasher unit may be clipped to the side of the pedal box bracket.
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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by stevemarl » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:47 pm

Hi,
this is all i could find in the Mk1 workshop manual, if this is any use?

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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by Mr B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:15 pm

Hi all,

On my Mk 1's (facelift) the flasher unit is 2 pin and cylindrical in shape, it's located between the ash tray and the steering column

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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm

If it is 2 pin then it's load sensitive. Are all the bulbs working and of the correct wattage . Should be 22-25 watts for the main indicators and 10-12 watts for the side indicators (wee ones on the front guard if they are fitted ,)
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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Should be 22-25 watts for the main indicators
Perhaps it's different in NZ, they are 21W in the UK.

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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by stevemarl » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:43 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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they are 21W in the UK.
And the repeaters will be either 4w bayonet or 5w wedge base?

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:53 pm

stevemarl wrote:
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And the repeaters will be either 4w bayonet or 5w wedge base?
Yes, although it's unlikely that a mk1 would have side repeaters.

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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by stevemarl » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm

Good point, I just followed on ffrom a previous post without thinking. Doh!

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Re: Mk1 Indicator Flasher Unit Location

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:10 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 am
Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Should be 22-25 watts for the main indicators
Perhaps it's different in NZ, they are 21W in the UK.

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