1969 Datsun 510 turn signal problem?

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1969 Datsun 510 turn signal problem?

Postby msjgonz » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:03 pm

So I recently got a new turn signal on eBay for $10 but I noticed that it had two extra pins. My old turn signal was 4 plus 1 for the horn. I decided that I should take all of the wiring and stuff off of both and put the old wiring into the new turn signal as it doesn't wiggle around. I disconnected the battery of course. I believe that something is very wrong as when I plugged the battery back the horn when off. At the moment I disconnected the turn signal connector and horn wire. I believe that something is loose? I installed everything as I remembered. Does anyone know why the horn goes off? Does anyone also have a picture of a turn signal?
Note: Car is a 1969 Datsun 510 with an L20b

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Re: 1969 Datsun 510 turn signal problem?

Postby AZhitman » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:03 am

Welcome aboard!

Something sounds fishy - A turn signal for a 510 should cost WAY more than $10 (can you post a link to the part you bought, or a picture)?

Also, if you reinstalled everything by memory, you obviously got a couple wires mixed up - the horn probably got connected to a "hot" wire rather than a switched terminal.

Let's have a look at what you're working with so we can clear this up for you. :)

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