What I'm trying to do is find rapid fire, synchronized flasher. I had originally thought I could wig wag them but after I re-read the Illinois vehicle code I don't think I can.
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(625 ILCS 5/12-212) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-212)
Sec. 12-212. Special restrictions on lamps.
(b) Subject to the restrictions of this Act, flashing lights are prohibited on motor vehicles except as a means for indicating a right or left turn as provided in Section 12-208 or the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care as expressly provided in Sections 11-804 or 12-215.
12-208 is a lot of language that talks about when to use your normal turn signals
(625 ILCS 5/11-804) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-804)
Sec. 11-804. When signal required.
(d) The electric turn signal device required in Section 12-208 of this Act must be used to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes or start from a parallel parked position but must not be flashed on one side only on a parked or disabled vehicle or flashed as a courtesy or "do pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear. However, such signal devices may be flashed simultaneously on both sides of a motor vehicle to indicate the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, overtaking and passing.
(Source: P.A. 78-1297.)
12-215 is for Oscillating, Rotating, and Flashing lights on an emergency vehicle
My best solution so far is to get a headlight modulator like this one and replace the hazard relay. I have the wiring all figured out in my head. Wire the output of one side to the hazards (front and rear, both sides at the same time) and the other side to my rear marker lights. That way nothing is "Oscillating" as the state officially calls Wig-Wag, simply flashing asynchronously from each other. (Turn, turn, turn, marker, marker, marker, turn, turn, turn, et c.) The input would be the output of my factory hazard switch.
Does anyone know why this wouldn't work? Maybe the device I'm looking at is wrong but the principle is sound. Feedback please and thank you in advance. -Easy
p.s. I also plan on getting the breaklight modulator but that goes steady after the initial burst and I want a sustained warning indicator.