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motodude696 01-23-2012 12:24 PM

LED Turn Signal Flasher
 
Anybody know where to get one? i need one that will work for LEDS and where is it located on the vehicle. I dont want to use the resisters as i want to keep the wiring harness stock. I am using leds for the rear turn signals. and what type is the relay

Red Jay 918 01-23-2012 12:41 PM

the turn signal bulb and the tail lamp bulb itself are the same bulb so its inside the housing. as far as my understanding is, you have to use a resistor for LED bulbs because if you dont think your turn signals will flash too quickly, as if you have a burned out bulb. there's a member named MisFire on here who's done this on his so he'd be more of a help to ya!!

motodude696 01-23-2012 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 (Post 3978664)
the turn signal bulb and the tail lamp bulb itself are the same bulb so its inside the housing. as far as my understanding is, you have to use a resistor for LED bulbs because if you dont think your turn signals will flash too quickly, as if you have a burned out bulb. there's a member named MisFire on here who's done this on his so he'd be more of a help to ya!!

Yeah I know you use the stock housing but I don't want to cut the wires to pit in the resister and the normal turn signal flasher is a thermal unit meaning when there is a load on it it will flash a but a led uses less current and the normal flasher don't flash cuz it uses less current but a led flasher has a computer chip on it and can make a led flash with rapid blinking. I am looking for a led flasher

Red Jay 918 01-23-2012 01:22 PM

ahh, i think i understand you now. an alternative to using a resistor right? if thats what you mean then im definitely interested in this as well... unfortunately i'm not much help lol.

Slammed_2.0 01-23-2012 03:16 PM

As far as buying a flasher unit to support LED is hard to find but I can say use the load resistor with a quick connect/t-splice to connect it.

I use LED switchback and use a quick connect. Easily able to remove the splice to go back to factory

SilverPony2001 07-14-2013 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by motodude696 (Post 3978652)
Anybody know where to get one? i need one that will work for LEDS and where is it located on the vehicle. I dont want to use the resisters as i want to keep the wiring harness stock. I am using leds for the rear turn signals. and what type is the relay

Curious if anyone has used any of these:

http://autolumination.com/equalizers.htm

gtferrari 07-15-2013 11:30 AM

If you do enough trolln you can find resistors that plug into the harness

Justinr666 07-16-2013 04:01 PM

I didn't use a resistor, and really, yes it flashes quicker, but not to the point where its having a seizure. Imo I don't think you really need one...


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