It's a safety device, designed to reduce the number of times people are
driving along with the signal going when it shouldn't be on. Or when the
signal cancels part way through a manoeuvre.
You have a choice to ignore it or worry about it.
Over the decades I've done the opposite a number of times. I've taken out
the wimpy little ticker and put in a real indicator that you can hear even
over loud traffic noises. But the Focus one is just fine.
Buses are much quieter. The fix: twist radio volume clockwise, then drive
down the road with the blinker on, oblivious, but rockin'
It's a piezoelectric device, located on the stalk/column (info gleaned from
this newsgroup). Put a piece of duct tape over it and the volume goes down
Ford increased the loudness of the turn signal ticker in the 2001 model
year (or was it 2002?) because apparently the previous one was "too
quiet". I find the one in my 2000 Focus just fine, so I'm not sure who
Yep. It is on the turn signal stalk itself. Because the Focus doesn't
have a turn signal relay, which is what normally makes the noise, there
is a small piezo-electric device on the stalk. If you take the stalk
out you will see it easily. Just put a small piece of tape over the
device and the sound should be nicely muffled.
The web page that I wrote on installing the variable-speed wiper stalk
should be useful in showing how to remove the turn signal stalk:
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 00:36:21 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well I don't think the ZX3 ever came with it, although if it did it
wouldn't surprise me if Ford decontented it to cut costs. Or maybe it
is part of some extra option you didn't get?
Either way you can add it yourself for about $35 and 15 minutes of your
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