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I am changing over all turning signal lights to leds and I need to change flasher unitflasher unit

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You need to install a solid-state flasher(usually for trucks that pull a trailer occasionally,but not always).This allows the flasher to switch on/off at the same rate regardless of how many bulbs are connected(incadescent bulbs pull more amperage,making a bimetal filament flasher cycle too fast).You will use the solid state type for the opposite reason(LEDs do not pull enough amperage to heat the filament and cycle the flasher).You may have to search for the right type to fit your Nissan(there are two and three wire flashers).

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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SOURCE: Flasher

The flasher on a 98 altima. is located
Behind dash, Right of the steering column,

Under the hood are fuses and relays, NO the flasher.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Turn signal light flasher unit

Remove the dash cover that has the fuse cover dorr on it (2 screws). Then remove the metal bracket ubder this panel (4 screws). Look up on the side next to center console.Next to a blue box is the flasher. Know if someone can figure out how to remove flasher let me know.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 4 way flasher switch

I think the flasher light and the actual turn signal light are two different lights..take the flasher bulb out and put it in the place of your turn signal light and see if that works..hope that fixes your prob

Posted on Jun 09, 2013

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