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Light Alternator??

What is the little device called that allows the hazard/directional lights on your car to alternate? Like so that it allows the front lights and the side lights to alternate... I know that I am not explaining this very good but I don't know how to explain better, sorry.. lol

example:
::FRONT::SIDE::FRONT::SIDE::

basically one light to the other.
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like the blinker and the corner light?
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like the blinker and the corner light?

yes... here is a picture i animated to illustrate my point, lol


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what's the lil thing called that alternates the lights... and where can i get one? NAPA? AutoZone?
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lol.. would that be some kind of flasher, or even the flasher itself? Wait, first what is the problem?
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lol.. would that be some kind of flasher, or even the flasher itself? Wait, first what is the problem?
I don't know... is it the light itself or something else that sends a signal... that's my question, haha
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imean does you truck already do that and its messed up? or do you want your truck to do that?
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imean does you truck already do that and its messed up? or do you want your truck to do that?
no, i'm actually jury-riggin something else for work, lol and i need two different lights to flash back-and-forth... kinda like vehicle warning lights but *** CHEAP haha (my truck is actually fine)
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an automotive flasher should work then, you can pick one up for 8 or so bux
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an automotive flasher should work then, you can pick one up for 8 or so bux
and i would just wire the 2 lights to it and they would alternate back and forth?
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^yeah pretty much, the flashers are like relays almost, you have the input flasher signal then you have the actual turn signals that plug into the relay
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sweet, thanks...
yea, its cheaper to build my own solution than to buy real warning lights for my truck... way to much money for a college student
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lol yeah i know all about bein a cheap college student haha.. good luck with your project!
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The little green LED lights on the side of my truck turn on with the parking lights, then when I turn on that side signal light they alternate like the animated picture above. It does it on my 94' because I think my dad said they lights alternate the polarity to the signal light (positive - negative, then switch wires each flash) because the added light connects to two positive lights, the parking light and the signal positive wires and I don't know it does the switching in the light or the flasher does it automaticly?
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