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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Blinker fluid problem....

Now that it's getting colder in the mornings, I've noticed my signals are 'sluggish' for lack of a better term. I hit my blinker and nothing happens, and actually have to hold it on for it to light up. This problem doesn't happen when it's warm out.


I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this happening. My best guess is the blinker fluid is old.... or ???




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I had the same problem last week HOP. Sprayed some contact cleaner into the switch fixed mine, 22F this morning and no problems riding to work other than my finger tips a little too cold.
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I'll try the contact cleaner suggestion, but it's probably time for a blinker fluid change. I found this great product that is almost Gluten free and has CBD oil!



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How expensive is this Blinker Fluid?
There are many people that never use their blinkers, is that because they can not afford a refill?


I myself will run to the store in an hour or two after they open: reading the small print and noticing that the latest Blinker Fluid now protects me against Lime Decease is awesome, just what I need when I take my 1800 off-road.




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I'll try the contact cleaner suggestion, but it's probably time for a blinker fluid change. I found this great product that is almost Gluten free and has CBD oil!





Make sure you get the right one for the right season, you should be changing it with the seasons.

That reminds me, switch the cables on your car battery so you get heat instead of AC.


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Ever try the DOT 5 version of Blinker Fluid, almost as good as Slick50!

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Ever try the DOT 5 version of Blinker Fluid, almost as good as Slick50!
Snake oil says I!
Good ole DOT 1, mineral blinker fluid was good enough for my Dad, and it's good enough for me! Don't need no fancey synthetic DOT 5 blinker fluid! Y'all just throwin' your money away. I've been using DOT 1 my whole life and never had a blinker fluid related failure yet. Regular maintenance is the key!
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