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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:25 PM
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LED Tail Light Installation

My RN LED tail lights should be waiting at my door tonight when I get home, and I plan to install them tomorrow.

Can someone point me in the direction of what I may need in order to get these things working?

I assume I'll need relays, and I'm hoping they are available at the local parts store.

I have searched the forum, but there's so much chatter, I can't find my answer.

Thanks!
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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:36 PM
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Did you get the RN connector kit? PLK289CK.
http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...1995-ON&key=it

Also you may need the WIPAC smart load device to regulate the blinking rate; SLD12V
http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...LED-12V&key=it
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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:41 PM
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My RN LED tail lights should be waiting at my door tonight when I get home, and I plan to install them tomorrow.

Can someone point me in the direction of what I may need in order to get these things working?

I assume I'll need relays, and I'm hoping they are available at the local parts store.

I have searched the forum, but there's so much chatter, I can't find my answer.

Thanks!

buy the relay from RN. Install per my post in this page.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=36519

------ Follow up post added January 21st, 2014 12:45 PM ------

you shouldn't need the stuff that thewap linked above. I believe they come pre-wired from RoversNorth so they should be plug and play. The resistors should also not be necessary unless you're insalling LED turn signals up front, in which case, install the resistors there (if needed).
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:12 PM
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I'm hoping the local joints will have a suitable relay so that I can get these things working tomorrow.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:18 PM
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My Wipac LEDs came with an adjustable relay. You can set the flash rate to whatever you like.
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This is what you want right here - http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...LED6000&type=0

Adjustable flasher unit/relay.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:35 PM
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This is what you want right here - http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...LED6000&type=0

Adjustable flasher unit/relay.
Zack,
I have LED bulbs in the front and standard bulbs in the rear. Will this relay work to slow down my flash rate? It is twice as fast now with the front LEDs. If so, I'll place my order today.
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I have LED bulbs in the front and standard bulbs in the rear. Will this relay work to slow down my flash rate? It is twice as fast now with the front LEDs. If so, I'll place my order today.
Yes. It is adjustable to give whatever flash rate you would like.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Order placed. Thanks.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Is there anything at Advanced Auto/Auto Zone/Pep Boys that can hold me over until I can order the adjustable relay?

I have no rear lights right now
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Old January 21st, 2014, 04:24 PM
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The stock relay will work. The lights will just flash faster than before.
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From what I understand if you install them with your regular relay they will still work but the flashers will be a much faster rate.
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Isn't the fast flashing supposed to indicate a broken bulb?
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Isn't the fast flashing supposed to indicate a broken bulb?
yes ... it occurs because the load is reduced ... LED's have less load hence high flash rate!
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yes ... it occurs because the load is reduced ... LED's have less load hence high flash rate!
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This is what you want right here - http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...LED6000&type=0

Adjustable flasher unit/relay.
Zack, wanted to circle back to say the adjustable flasher relay works great. Thanks.
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