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Old 03-22-2019, 10:23 AM
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No blinker, I'm afraid of commitment.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:26 AM
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in tow/haul mode I think my F150 does it 5-6 times but I agree the three blinks are not enough.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:34 AM
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In the Mazda I got last month, it'll do 3 as built, but you can go into the settings menu and turn the automatic 3 blink thing off.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by stuL View Post
simple, add more fluid and they stay on longer
The newer models have done away with the simple fluid reservoirs and now are pressurized containment systems.
Increase the fluid pressure (air bladder diaphragm on top) for blinker speed and count.

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Old 03-22-2019, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Three is 3x more than zero. But I'll agree, I'm a class A driver and signal comes off when I've completed the lane change.

But what needs to happen with these modern vehicles with lane assist, a lane change can NOT occur unless the signal light is used! (Obviously there would have to be some sort of override system in case of emergencies) That would fix all the inconsiderate bastards on the roads today.
Well technically, 3 times 0 is still 0.... Just sayin.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:05 AM
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Y'all think about this way too much.

If I'm needing to cut someone off, I'll give a passive aggressive single blink before darting over.

Sometimes I'll do it AFTER I change lanes.

This is only applicable when someone has wronged me on the highway. Otherwise...I give a solid 7 blinks whilst changing lanes.

Unless it's a prius...then, no blinky.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
I've noticed most newer vehicles have the soft tap of the blinker for lane changes and it flashes (usually) 3 times. It's a nice feature and I use it all the time, but why only 3 times?

Steps for changing lanes are as follows:

Who does all of that in under 3 seconds? This isn't NASCAR. I'd think 5 or 6 would be more appropriate. Thoughts?
That's because you're going out of order.

1) Check blind spot and ensure it's ok to change lanes
2) Turn on the blinker to let everyone else know you're about to change lanes
3) Start moving over
4) blinker flips off
5) land change completes.

You want to make sure everything's clear first. If not, you'll be be giving false alarms.
Blinker can flip off prior to completion. If it stays on too long, people will decide you are crossing another lane.
In heavy traffic, where the change has to be done very slowly and possibly paused, that's when you don't use the soft touch and move it all the way.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:19 AM
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OP, mine blinks for more than 5 seconds. I use it legally all the time
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:28 AM
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With LEXUS -- 3 blinks is default. Its customizable . 3 , 5 or 7 blinks
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:39 AM
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I recorded my bimmer to give 5 blinks. I’ll still apply the blinker when I intend to cut in front of someone. Even if they speed up, my right foot let’s me speed up more .
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I hate when people do not use their turn signals. It an inconvenience to a lot of people. After all, I`m not a fuk`n mind reader. Use your damn turn signals.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:47 AM
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we believe that the acquisition of the lane we wish to change to is the signal of the intention to change lanes
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:42 PM
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I have a Porsche Boxster S that blinks 3 times with a hit on the signal. Plenty of time to change lanes
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:59 PM
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You don’t have to be fully in the lane when the signal stops. The signal is for your intention.

And someone mnetioned flashers in the rain. Whats up with that? I first saw that about 10 years ago here in Texas. Anything more than drizzle and there would be a few cars going way too slow with their flashers on. Is this taught or the law somewhere?
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:14 PM
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I like 3 blinks. Towing mode gets you 6 blinks and that starts to trigger my sensory overload issues!!
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What option is this that you speak of?
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:43 PM
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I use my turn signals to change lanes when someone in the other lane insists on staying there pacing me. I turn on my signal and they immediately speed up, allowing me to change lanes after they pass me.
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My mechanic told me not to let the blinker fluid go low otherwise the muffler bearings would wear out
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Why use a blinker when you are skidding into an intersection? It should be obvious you intend to make a turn.
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
My F150 fights me if I don't use a blinker. Obviously you can push through it, but it's definitely there to make you use it.
Ok, interesting........so when you do use them does lane change happen effortlessly, like it should? What year truck is it?
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