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Jan 19, 7:57am - #377951 
WARNING for all with led blinker

Yesterday I took my car to the shop because my blinkers were not workin. Found out that led blinker BULBS are too high wattage for the stock wiring. The electrician took apart the signal relay and showed me the inside and it was burned...so if any of you guys have led bulbs take them out. He said I got lucky it was just the relay and not the wiring...


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Jan 19, 8:24am - #377952 
thats really strange are you sure there wasnt a short somewhere ?

leds take less curent then normal bulbs and wattage is a function of current
watts = current x voltage


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Jan 19, 8:45am - #377953 
Originally Posted by drkramm
leds take less curent then normal bulbs and wattage is a function of current
watts = current x voltage


That's what I was thinking, how long have you had those bulbs for?

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Jan 19, 9:00am - #377954 
i had them for about 6 months...

thats wat the guy told me and he actually showed me my burnt relay


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Jan 19, 9:02am - #377955 
a led can only handel about 2 milliamps you had a short somewhere

if ya don't belive me go get a led and hook it straight ot a led it will burn isntaly and open the circet


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
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Jan 19, 9:09am - #377956 
the relay was still clickin but the arrow never lit up...after he changed the relay they started workin again


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Jan 19, 9:21am - #377957 
relays do go bad jsut think about how many times your turnsigal has gone on and off .. i think you just had a bad relay


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
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Jan 19, 9:26am - #377958 
i guess...oh well all good now tho, i got a new relay yesterday hehehe


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Jan 19, 9:37am - #377959 
thumbsup

one time in my jetta i had to drive home at like 11 at ngiht with no headlights cause a relay burned out i kept putting my high beams on and off people were angry


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Jan 19, 1:24pm - #377960 
thats weird..I got the pure JDM L.E.D's for my rear turing signals..they work jsut fine as use so much less power than reg bulbs..had them for 3 months now..no probs yet..

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Jan 19, 2:36pm - #377961 
i had mine for a loong time...hopefully nothing happens to yours


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Jan 19, 2:59pm - #377962 
thats wierd. i ahve leds for my lice plte and city light and no prblem

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Jan 19, 9:52pm - #377963 
its weird because i had the city lights too but my led's stopped working after a month...but works fine when i plug in regular bulbs... confused


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Feb 6, 10:28pm - #377964 
Did you guys have to run a resistor to make the relays work right??

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