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Old 10-06-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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loud blinker?!

click - pop how annoying.... i thought i would get used to the sound of the "relay" that makes the clicking more like a snapple bottole top poping sound but 1,400 miles later its still friggen loud! anybody know of anything i can do to make it sound more like a normal blinker. when im on the phone in car people im talking to can hear the blinker also how stuipid!

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Old 10-06-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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I think the blinker isnt that loud, yes it does make that clicking noise but so did the blinkers in other cars i drove in.Besides if you don't like it, get a louder exhaust hehe and then you can listen to the roar of the exhaust!
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Old 10-06-2003, 05:55 PM   #3
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yeah, it is pretty loud. but i usually
have the radio up too loud, so i cant hear it
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Old 10-07-2003, 06:27 AM   #4
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yeah, it is pretty loud. but i usually
have the radio up too loud, so i cant hear it
Personally, I think Ford figured that a lot of fOCVS drivers are tunes-cranking type people so they turned up the blinker accordingly. Seriously.

You can probably plug in a replacement flasher unit from your local parts store. I haven't tried it, but these things were all pretty much standardized a long time ago. Run your turn signal and crawl around under the dash until you find the widget that's making the noise. It will be a little box or can plugged into a wire harness. Yank it and bring it to a parts place and see if they have a replacement. The new one will sound like every other plain-jane turn signal you've ever heard. Obviously, don't go to a Ford dealer, just any old parts store.
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Old 10-07-2003, 06:56 AM   #5
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Dude anyone else got a funny face from a pasanger from the mouse clicking noise from the blinker.
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Nope. Doesn't bother me, or my passengers. I guess I'm just used to it.

Plus, I'd like to hope its helping older people remember to turn their turn signals off when they are done.
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I always have the radio up too loud.
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #8
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Hey I think the older person theory may have some merit! Sadly around here I've seen like a dozen Foci driving around with drivers who are easily 55+... and to their credit, not a single one with the blinker on once they were done turning. I haven't gotten any complaints from the sound, and I just kind of phase it out, a blinker's a blinker.
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:38 PM   #9
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i don't even notice it, but a lot of my passengers ask about it. i just tell them my car has character and they're jeaous. hehe
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It was annoying when I first got my car and it actually made me laugh. Now I don't pay any attention to it. My mom once said that they sounded like monkeyballs clanging together...don't ask me what that was about.
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