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Topic: wig wag kit install

Posted By: jimd2p
Subject: wig wag kit install
Date Posted: October 12, 2005 at 11:54 PM

I am installing a SHO-ME model 03-0771 wig wag kit on my 2003 Chevrolet Express van. I use it for roadside assistance stops and like the extra warning it will provide me.

This is a link to the instructions for it. https://www.able2products.com/PDFs/03_0771_Instructions.pdf

For the life of me, I can not get it to wig wag the lights. I have hooked it up both ways the diagram shows. FYI, it is a one headlight per side. The DRL is not with the headlights, but with the amber turn signals.

With my test light hooked to the positive side of the battery, the ground and the high beam light light the test light up.

Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong?



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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: October 13, 2005 at 12:13 AM
Jimmy.....we can get this....let me know when you have some time....YOU KNOW MY SCHEDULE !!!

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Posted By: jimd2p
Date Posted: October 13, 2005 at 12:21 AM
Cool man. I would like to get it this week if we can. Thanks man!




Posted By: jimd2p
Date Posted: October 14, 2005 at 1:24 AM
Hey thanks for the help man. I really appreciate. YOU DA MAN!!!!!




Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: October 14, 2005 at 1:38 AM
Ya sure.....tell my ex-wife....

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Posted By: 93cougarxr7se
Date Posted: October 15, 2005 at 1:02 AM
Anyone know how to make a wig-wag kit? I'd rather learn how to make them from scratch then to buy them. I have some extra relays sitting around anyway.

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88 Bronco 351W on 32x11.5x15 Yokohamas, Clarion Phaze 1 Components.

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Posted By: mcadle
Date Posted: October 20, 2005 at 11:31 PM
The easiest way to make a wig-wag is out of a flasher from the auto parts store.  I think it was number 512 or something like that.  They can handle the amps ofyour headlights.  All you do is wire them in parallel to your headlights then have a switched hot and it works great.  This is the basic idea of most police cars.




Posted By: 5150azn
Date Posted: October 21, 2005 at 10:59 AM
LOL If I ever get a dog I'll name it wig wag

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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: October 21, 2005 at 11:07 AM

The kit cost 40 bones....came with a cool switch and ALL the hardware. Took 15 min. to install. hard to beat

wig-wag.....thats funny, I don't care who ya are!



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Posted By: ff-mike
Date Posted: October 21, 2005 at 11:48 AM
The simplest version would be just the flasher, thermal flasher is a Wagner #537, costs about $8- no longer made and hard to find. The electronic version is a Tridon #EL-13A, costa ~$26.
JC Whitney has kits in the $25 range- probably mechanical based
The fancy multi patterned units are electronic driven, and start around $40

Make your own- need a 555 timer driving a set of relays. If you want the fancy patterns, you will need to add in a ring counter and some AND gates. Or use a PLU




Posted By: radioflyer
Date Posted: November 15, 2005 at 11:16 AM
you can get a solid state Wig wag (compatable with seperate High/Lo 4 headlight systems) from ebay for about 20-30 bucks. Personally I like the Code 3 model 700 series

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Posted By: 93cougarxr7se
Date Posted: November 15, 2005 at 6:38 PM
I've got the dual-bulb 9004s. Might make my own because I'm poor, a cheap bastard, and I'm an electronic major.

Probably work on it next year when it's warm and I know a little more about it.

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87 Astro 4.3L; Eclipse CD5000
88 Bronco 351W on 32x11.5x15 Yokohamas, Clarion Phaze 1 Components.

Home: MTX Thunder8000 in truck box & Parts Express amp.




Posted By: ff-mike
Date Posted: November 18, 2005 at 2:48 PM
There is not much to it:

astable multivibrator- driving a relay and a second relay via an inverter




Posted By: kreativesailor
Date Posted: November 21, 2005 at 3:55 AM

I think building our own wig wag or alternating light module give us a sense of satisfaction. That's how I felt when I got to build my own. I have build 3 of these and they still working out on the streets. It may not be legal but if is for show is all good.

The diagram is linked here.  With one regular flasher, 3 relays and some time and patience you should be ready to go. Make sure you bench test it before you actually have to go and splice your high or low beams from your car/suv.  I got a bigger and clearer image from that of the link I just couldn't post it here. Maybe cause is bigger than what's authorized.

Anyway, enjoy it. I'm out!



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Posted By: kreativesailor
Date Posted: November 21, 2005 at 3:58 AM

sorry for the previous link. I added 2 https accidentally. Here is the link. just in case you didn't figure it out. 

https://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/kreativesailor/detail?.dir=/374b&.dnm=f035.jpg&.src=ph



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Posted By: Lukeinst
Date Posted: November 21, 2005 at 12:57 PM
are the lights doing anything now or is only one working?

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Posted By: kreativesailor
Date Posted: November 21, 2005 at 2:41 PM

Lukeinst, not sure who you asked that question to...

Just in case it was for me, Yes. They still working now. and no they both work one at a time (alternating effect)



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