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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help!

I recently bought led replacement blalbs for my exterior lights, right after that my flasher was making wierd noices when i try to use it.. i got a new one and same problem.. any clues? i was reading on google and it said some newer vehicle need a led converter of some sort??

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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The voltage draw of the LEDs isnt enough so you need resistors so trick the truck into thinking its using the right amount.

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Replace your turn-signal fluid!

I think you can get replacement electronic turn-signal flasher modules that work with LEDs. Your new LEDs bulbs don't draw enough current to properly activate the old-school thermal contact type of module.

Installing resistors in parallel with the lights will work, but you'd have to experiment with the resistance value, and they'd be high wattage resistors (20-50 watts), which aren't that cheap, and they're bulky.

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An EP27 replacement flasher should fix you up.

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Yoy can get flashers, load resistors, and bulbs of all kinds here http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...rake-turn.html

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I guess I kinda don't get the idea of using load resistors. Isn't the idea behind using LEDs because they use less power? Adding resistors in parallel with the LEDs would defeat the purpose. At that point, you might as well just stick with incandescent bulbs, for a fraction of the cost and hassle.

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i order myself a electronic led flasher from that website "super bright leds".. thx for ur help every1! now gotta wait for it and hopefully that fixes the problem.. didnt even know they make led flashers..

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