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LED-Trouble #355401 Dec 20, 2:52pm Dec 20, 2:52pm
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OK so I finally got the 15-LED bulbs I posted about earlier, and
all is great except for one minor problem. The turn signal arrow and bulb are blinking at a very fast rate, as if the bulb was burnt out. Can anybody shed some light?

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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: importmobility] #355402 Dec 20, 3:13pm Dec 20, 3:13pm
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i think thats normal, the led blinkers on my last car were what i aclled "turbo blinks"

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: sickcelica696] #355403 Dec 20, 3:33pm Dec 20, 3:33pm
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isn't that like an upgrade? some people look to getting their turn signals to blink faster.. which is cool i guess? or.. is that not what you're talking about?

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: inifinity] #355404 Dec 20, 3:38pm Dec 20, 3:38pm
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i don't know, i guess some people want them to blink quicker.
i'm just interested in knowing if it's the bulb or something else that's causing this rapid motion.

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: importmobility] #355405 Dec 20, 3:43pm Dec 20, 3:43pm
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did it have a relay or something with the bulb? cause as far as i know.. the only way to make it blink quicker is to get a new relay thingie for it. but if its just the bulb.. just let it work.. and if you get nervous just take it to where you bought it and ask the people there.

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: inifinity] #355406 Dec 20, 3:49pm Dec 20, 3:49pm
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i bought the bulbs on-line and they have not gotten back to me yet.
could the relay be built into the bulb?

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: importmobility] #355407 Dec 20, 3:54pm Dec 20, 3:54pm
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im no expert, but its a possibility. or it could be a problem with the different volts and watts or something. again, im no expert on this. i think they sell those at autozone. just go there and ask them if its something normal or if its something to do with your car.

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: importmobility] #355408 Dec 20, 4:04pm Dec 20, 4:04pm
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another thing you have to take into account is LED's use less power compared to a bulb..

and our stock harnesses were design to take a certain amount of electricity to pass through them..

There are basically two things that can happen if one replaces the stock turn signals with LEDs (or smaller bulbs) on their vehicle or motorcycle.

Usually, when you remove incandescent bulbs from a blinker system and replace them with LEDs - the stock flasher relay begins to blink too fast. This is actually the designed response of the flasher relay as it is trying to indicate to the operator that a bulb is burned out, which is not the case.

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So yes in essence it is the LED bulb happywink

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: Erick] #355409 Dec 20, 4:06pm Dec 20, 4:06pm
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It is most likely the bulb...sometimes if you use a different sized bulb than the ones that are supposed to go in your signals...it will blink at a different rate. I'm not saying that they shouldn't fit...but since they're different than stock...thats probably why

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: sbocaj55] #355410 Dec 20, 7:08pm Dec 20, 7:08pm
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It is better if it flashes faster - that way dumbass-slacked jaw idiots will know that you are switching lanes. thumbsup

unless it blinks so frickin fast that it appears to be a solid light - oohhh thats a trip rofl


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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: Erick] #355411 Dec 20, 7:18pm Dec 20, 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
another thing you have to take into account is LED's use less power compared to a bulb..

and our stock harnesses were design to take a certain amount of electricity to pass through them..

There are basically two things that can happen if one replaces the stock turn signals with LEDs (or smaller bulbs) on their vehicle or motorcycle.

Usually, when you remove incandescent bulbs from a blinker system and replace them with LEDs - the stock flasher relay begins to blink too fast. This is actually the designed response of the flasher relay as it is trying to indicate to the operator that a bulb is burned out, which is not the case.

edit**
So yes in essence it is the LED bulb happywink



Right. Since the LED bulbs use very very little power, the excess power is being returned which mimics the same effect as having one of your lights out, which is why it flashes fast.

New relay should help.


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So here's the solution given from the place I bought the LEDs:

"LEDS will cause this in some vehicles due to the high resistance.
This can be corrected using load equalizers.
Use two 6 ohm equalizers for two front, or two rear led turn signal bulbs. If you have led turn signal bulbs in the front and rear (4 led turn signal bubs total), use two 3 ohm."

1 Ea.
6 OHM DELUXE ALUMINUM
LED Load Equalizer
Corrects Most LED Related Turn Signal Problems
Two in front and two in rear required.
12-14 Volt
Easy Install W/ Mounting Holes
$6.99

Nonetheless they look great! The red burst of light is definitely a major improvement over your standard red 7440 bulb. They remind me of the type of lighting on a police car or fire truck. Very bright!

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post some pcis of how they look white lfashing, was curious to see how they turend out

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: hombredelassrtas] #355414 Dec 21, 1:36pm Dec 21, 1:36pm
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when it gets dark i'll shoot some film, and post it.

i'm getting a my rims today too!

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: importmobility] #355415 Dec 21, 1:43pm Dec 21, 1:43pm
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what rims are you getting?


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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: Zero] #355416 Dec 21, 4:06pm Dec 21, 4:06pm
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I just finished installing them. Their 18" exel bk-7 gunmetal rims.

I'll post more pic's tonight or tomorrow.

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nice, congrat thumbsup


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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: Zero] #355419 Dec 21, 10:09pm Dec 21, 10:09pm
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agree with erick and beliver thumbsup also nice rims and the fast flash is eye catching


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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: mtminds] #355420 Dec 21, 10:30pm Dec 21, 10:30pm
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i put JDm LED's for my turning signals..i love the hyperblink conversion..thats the whole reason why i brought LEDS in thr first place..its awesome!!!!

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: Babyboi419] #355421 Dec 22, 8:01am Dec 22, 8:01am
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thanks for the support guys..

here is a short video of the rapid blinker. it wasn't shot at a high
res. so it does lack quality, but it still gives you an idea of
how fast the LED flashes.

oh yeah, sorry for the polka music in the back ground...i shot this at my friends house and the non-english speaking neighbors where having a feista.

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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: importmobility] #355422 Dec 22, 8:57am Dec 22, 8:57am
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can you get a vid of it during the day confused grin


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Re: LED-Trouble [Re: Erick] #355423 Dec 22, 8:05pm Dec 22, 8:05pm
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i'm going to have to get back with you guys at a later date.
some lady backed into my car today, while it was parked.
the day after i get my rims, what are f'n chances...
i'm dropping it off at the precision toyota tomorrow,
i'll do my best to get some pic's of the damage and so forth...

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That sucks thumbsdown. Hope everything turns out ok.

Re: LED-Trouble [Re: lee43] #355425 Dec 22, 11:30pm Dec 22, 11:30pm
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fast blinking! shitty about the lady

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