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Old 04-27-2005, 05:35 PM
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LED Resistance

Yesterday I installed new turn signals in the front. They are LED's.

Does anyone know what resistance I need to make the turn signals flash at a normal speed?!

Also, where do I need to put this in the circuit to make it work properly?
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:38 PM
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measure the resistance of your stock bulb, probably around 3 ohms. I'd put it close to where the turn signal harness plugs in. make sure you get the signal wire and not the running lights. use one resistor for each side. let me know how it turns out
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or just splice in an oem size bulb and tuck it in the front bodywork....
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by VTRDarren";p=&quot View Post
or just splice in an oem size bulb and tuck it in the front bodywork....
Darren,
Sounds interesting. Explain in a little more detail &/or attach a picture.
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The text below if from another discussion list I'm on. The guy had put LED's in his passenger peg brackets and was looking to slow down the blink. Another lister initially made the suggestion I posted earlier. See below:

"99zx6r wrote:Thnx, made em myself. Just have to get some resistors to slow the flash down.

Rather than resistors just wire some bulbs in a Parallel circuit, and put them up in the tail section. Much more robust then standard carbon resistors."


I haven't done this mod. and can't offer any first hand experience. Makes sense though.. just splice in a regular tail or turn signal bulb. Might be a little weird at night if there's occasionally a blinking light under your seat or within your front bodywork :-) Might be cleaner to just splice in a resistor, but that would require a trip to the store ....
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Re: LED Resistance

You could also get a thermal flasher from just about any local parts store. It only costs a few $, and is fairly simple to hook up. I did it on mine 2 years ago and have no problems. I'll try to get out and get a pic later, just kind of tough with a 1 year old and a 3 week old in the house.
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