Indicators and Rustproofing

Makeshift flaps were sometimes fitted to Jeeps to help protect them from mud and slush
pictures Robert U’Ren


After a few dangerous incidents on the road, which involved my Jeep’s indicators not turning off after I turned left or right, I recently fitted audible flasher units onto my Jeeps in place of the original equipment. The ones I purchased were designed for use on a motorbike, are cheap to buy online and will work from six to 12 volts. I have even fitted one to a 24-volt system and it seems to work fine. They have just two spade connectors, so if you have three on your old indicator flasher unit, the third terminal will be for the dash-mounted flashing light, so can be covered over with insulating tape. I had one of these little signalling lights on my Jeep, but still didn’t seem to notice it blinking at me, so it was helpful to hear the good loud beep of the audible flasher when indicating – anything to avoid merrily driving along, indicating ‘left’ past every junction for the next six miles!

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