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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:57 am    Post subject: Can the semaphores be made to blink? Reply with quote

Can the semaphores be made to blink on and off when you flip them up and also can the senaphore switch be made to make the rear taillight blink on and off also? IM not good with wiring so I want to kknow this.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:15 am    Post subject: Re: Can the semaphores be made to blink? Reply with quote

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Can the semaphores be made to blink on and off when you flip them up and also can the senaphore switch be made to make the rear taillight blink on and off also? IM not good with wiring so I want to know this.

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It's quite a long thread but it has the info you need:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=103386&highlight=
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some semaphores that "flip flop" up & down rapidly to simulate a flashing bulb.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here are some semaphores that "flip flop" up & down rapidly to simulate a flashing bulb.

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A little history note: Electric lights at train crossings blinked in order to simulate a swinging red lantern, the previous signalling method. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading a few years back that you could get something to slip over the bulb before you installed it into the semaphore that was like a make and break connection kinda like christmas lights and would make the bulb blink. not sure where you could get it but I have a friend that has been into electronics for 30 plus yrs and I will ask him if he could make something like that. hope everyone is doing well and having a great weekend.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me make it simple....the answer is YES, how do I know....I've done it.

run your power wire through a high power or rapid flasher, this will make the bulb blink, however if you get a slow flasher it will also make your semaphore go up and down, the high power or rapid gives it enough power for your semaphore to stay up, but gives it that split second break for your light to flash.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read this thread. Great info: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=103386&highlight=blinking+semaphores

the thread also includes this diagram-
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

51deluxe wrote:
I remember reading a few years back that you could get something to slip over the bulb before you installed it into the semaphore that was like a make and break connection kinda like christmas lights and would make the bulb blink.


The part you're writing about is shown in an early Perohaus catalog. It was also showcased in an article written by Rich Kimball for a Hot VWs series entitled: Parts Counter during the mid 90s. Not sure of the particular month or year but in that segment, Kimball was reviewing, what else...semaphores.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The diagram above allows for blinkers to be used in conjunction with your semaphore cicuit-however, the semaphores won't blink. I'm in the process of deciding which external trailer relay will be best.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's for someone that knows nothing about electronics. Do it right-use the universal trailer relay method. Cool


There are two types of people in this world, those that have DONE it, and those that are still trying to fiqure it out....

and for someone who knows nothing about electronics I did that shit back in 98 while your still in 06 trying to fiqure it out.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pfffff.... Ya, right. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is a pic of it blinking on, check my gallery first pic of it here was in 2000! Think I didn't build that car way before then....oh and it was for sale recently on the samba for 16k from the guy I sold it too, why don't you e-mail him and ask if they blink......

Playin with Semaphores since 94', if you need help with yours let me know, I'm available on a consulting basis since I was the first to step up and give a real answer with a real solution, don't hate!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yustrn wrote:
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Here is a pic of it blinking on, check my gallery first pic of it here was in 2000! Think I didn't build that car way before then....oh and it was for sale recently on the samba for 16k from the guy I sold it too, why don't you e-mail him and ask if they blink......

Playin with Semaphores since 94', if you need help with yours let me know, I'm available on a consulting basis since I was the first to step up and give a real answer with a real solution, don't hate!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know, he's owned it for about 6yrs why don't you ask him when you see about those blinking semaphores....oh my bad 19.5

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Splitdog wrote:
what does 'yustrn' stand for?


It's a question. Why you staring? Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's for someone that knows nothing about electronics. Do it right-use the universal trailer relay method. Cool


Who started with the arrogance? I think it was YOU!

Lame, whatever it works, proven, tested, done, been done, never had a problem and they BLINK.

I could add further comment but I'm done with the ignorance this thread level has brought me to.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've had two splits since '76. If you have any questions, I will certainly be glad to help you out. Semaphores still giving you trouble? I don't hate. Read your e-mails. I've tried to be as friendly to you as I can. But you need to get over the 'if I did'nt talk to you, I don't like you' mentality. Who are you? If you really want to help people out, drop the arrogance. Thank you. This aint the Rants. Now, back to your elecrical problem.... Getting the flasher to flash fast enough for the light but not the solenoid is a lame idea. Electrically speaking, anyway. Flashing bulbs are the answer. Eric, draw us a schematic if you can describing your idea. BTW, what does 'yustrn' stand for?



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Can the semaphores be made to blink? Reply with quote

Heres a good link! I have this relais in both cars!
http://www.rettung-fuer-den-winker.de
Vitus Huber from Munich produce this special relais.
Everything is working! Both semaphores also come out
and blink by emergency blinking Exclamation
Vitus his still selling them...
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