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Old 03-15-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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This may seem like a strange question, but is there a way to disable the sound the directional makes? The sound is a little louder than most cars, and it drives my husband crazy. I never noticed a problem with it, but he has basically stopped using the signal because of it...please help...I don't want to end up in an accident because he won't signal anymore. :P
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GM stock relays are a bit loud, you can get aftermarket versions for cheap, and should have a muffled tone. Relay is not the true term, I believe Andy Green called it a turn signal actuator or something..I dunno

Or stick your hands out the window and resort to more primtive signalling
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Hailey, go out to the car (or have Rob do it ), and hunt around under the dash for the relay. You may have to remove the hushpanel above the driver'* feet. When you find it, tape a bunch of insulating foam over it. Tuck it in good, and tape it. You'll never see it, and it will muffle the sound.

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Hailey, go out to the car (or have Rob do it ), and hunt around under the dash for the relay. You may have to remove the hushpanel above the driver'* feet. When you find it, tape a bunch of insulating foam over it. Tuck it in good, and tape it. You'll never see it, and it will muffle the sound.

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Hmmm...good idea. I think I'll do it myself too...I know a lot more about the car than he does now...he might screw something up. Besides...I enjoy working on it.

Anyway, thanks.
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really? I never heard that before; Actually I never payed too much attention to it,
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I think they want it to be somewhat audible, so you don't granny around town with it on all the time. With the HUD, it seems pointless, but they don't want to use a 'quiet' relay and noisy relay in two different models.
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GM stock relays are a bit loud, you can get aftermarket versions for cheap, and should have a muffled tone. Relay is not the true term, I believe Andy Green called it a turn signal actuator or something..
I think they just call it a turn-signal flasher. It'* not a relay because it'* not using one circuit to switch on another one; it'* just turning its own circuit on and off repeatedly.

The noise it makes is primarily because it'* clipped to the dash frame (or steering column support; I forget which), and that is deliberate so that you _will_ hear it. All you need to do is remove the lower hush panel to locate it, unclip it and let it dangle from its wires. It should be a lot quieter then, and your husband won't have to go through an idiotic explanation to the traffic cop as to why he didn't signal a left turn, causing the busload of nuns to swerve into the day-care center, etc...
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yah its a flasher when i went to buy a new one cuz my old one stopped working i purchased a "loud flasher" and installed it in the same place that the old one was and it was not even close in sound (it was much quieter) so yah im sure you could buy one that you wont be able to hear.
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Wow...thanks everyone (so many options...I think I'll unclip it first, then if that isn't enough, insulate it, and if that'* still not enough, buy a cheapie aftermarket ).
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mine doesnt even make a noise barely anymore after i unlcipped it... i never notice it anymore.
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