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1994 XR7 , 46 most every option. 66.000 miles. rustfree, from washington state.
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after having my 94 for over a month,and spending mucho $ on susp,brakes, motor stuff, audio repair,
and God knows what all, i took it for a few mile jaunt and noticed whenever i turned the signals on
either way, every click from the turn signal brought a corresponding wig wag from the voltage indicator needle.[wow, long
sentence]
wtf.?! i was told to ignore it but i cant. battery is new but i havent checked anything else. you experts have any ideas,
good or bad?

also found out the tires are from 2002. got 4 new ones but was going to put them on some 95 sport appearance wheels.
found 4 remans. the all looked the same design but 3 were for a town car and labelled wrong. cant win for
losing with this car.
 

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Yep, totally normal.

There's an increased current drain when the turn signals kick on.

To reduce this drain, you can try replacing them with quality LED units; but to keep cruise, you'll need to put some resistors on them, or on the center high mount stop lights (note: MIGHT not need to, might; if cruise keeps working, don't bother.).

You should also swap out the blinker module for one that's LED rated if you do that.

With that, you'll see a LOT less wiggle with the turn signals, due to the reduced current load and reduced voltage drop.

If this really REALLY bothers you, a 10uF cap across the voltage meter pins polarized properly will get rid of that; but it'll also damp out some possibly critical readings.

1uF to .1uF MAY do the job for you; shucks, .047 might be big enough. I'm not sure, because I've not worried about it.

RwP
 

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i dont remember my first 94 or the 96 doing this. huh! be darned.
 
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