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Old 05-02-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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I test drove an 06 Jetta, and have since found out that BMW and Audi .. and other cars have this feature: you just tap the signal stalk and get three signal blinks in the indicated direction and it self cancels. You don't have to click the stalk into position, and you don't have to hold it. You just make contact and release and it springs back to the neutral position as the 3 blinks happen. I wanted to add the feature to my Legacy, so I built a circuit to do it.

If you think the idea could be useful (as I do for highway driving) you might want to build it. The circuit attaches to 4 of the wires going to the flasher module, which is mounted on top of the relay pack attached to the side of interior fuse panel. You can use pinch on wire taps, don't need to cut any car wires.

After several little tweaks and lots of test miles.. I'd say the bugs are worked out and it's ready to enjoy.

I was wondering if I should put this in the interior/exterior mods or perhaps the electrical/lighting forums.. Because this mod should work for any Subaru model that uses the same Denso flasher module. I just don't know how wide or limited that might be. Works well on my 06 Legacy wagon and that's all I care!

Here's the circuit..

img300.imageshack.us/img300/4912/circuit2sp.jpg



Note the chip is a CD4538, google it..
only "half" the circuit is shown because the other half is a mirror image,
all the capacitors should be rated 50volts,
none of the tolerances are tight, so 10% is fine
any old diodes should work...

Cheers,
Scott
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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What is the format?

If it's an image, you will have to host it. I use imageshack.us.

If its a file, it may be best to alt+print screen it and host the image. Sounds like a neat mod .
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:20 PM   #3
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Cant see it, gotta sign in. Host it somewhere else as UTCiv suggested
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:28 PM   #4
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Nice idea. I just hold it down, doesn't bother me though. Honestly seems like another thing that could break.

But I'll stop being stuffy now
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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Cant see it, gotta sign in. Host it somewhere else as UTCiv suggested
OK you should see it now.. hosted as suggested.

Thoughts on whether this is the correct forum or not for this posting?? (I'm new around here).

thanks
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Old 05-03-2006, 04:07 PM   #6
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Thats very cool. What kind of schooling did you do to learn that?

For the non electrically inclined I wouldnt have the first clue what the box in the middle translates to in real life
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:02 PM   #7
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hmm.. very interesting. Makes me want to give it a shot

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For the non electrically inclined I wouldnt have the first clue what the box in the middle translates to in real life
It is a fancy little Integrated Circuit that just has pins on the exterior that are labeled by the charaters on the inside of his "box" to show their function.

It makes our job easier as it preforms certain functions for us that we do not have to build ourselves from scratch.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:58 PM   #8
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Hmmm... I suspect a lot of Japanese and Koren cars all use this exact same Denso flasher module. Put a kit together and I bet you could make a mint selling this circut (either as a you build it yourself kit, or as a pre-assembled module that plugs in between the flasher module and the circut connector).

for $29.95 (Plus shipping) you too could be the owner of 6 diodes, 6 capaciters, and 4 resisters in a fancy plastic box that plugs into your flasher unit.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:17 PM   #9
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Hmmm... I suspect a lot of Japanese and Koren cars all use this exact same Denso flasher module. Put a kit together and I bet you could make a mint selling this circut (either as a you build it yourself kit, or as a pre-assembled module that plugs in between the flasher module and the circut connector).

for $29.95 (Plus shipping) you too could be the owner of 6 diodes, 6 capaciters, and 4 resisters in a fancy plastic box that plugs into your flasher unit.
we're not supposed to talk about selling in these forums (I just found out by a moderator)... PM me if you're interested.. I'm trying to decide if I should become a vendor membership, or whatever.

ALSO - I think it would be better if we moved this discussion to the electrical mod's forum. So that's where I'll continue the idea.

Regards
Scott

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