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Old March 18th, 2014, 09:43 AM
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I have the exact issue with my LED turn signals. Dim blink in the opposite side signal.

Should I get the resistors or the adjustable flasher unit?
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 04:32 PM
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I had the exact same problem when I converted both front and rear turn signals to LED. The fix is to either leave the front or rear with incandescent bulbs or install the load balancers. Worked great once I added the load balancers.
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Resisters on each front unit and you will be fine...
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I was about to head to the auto parts store and pick up an EP26 LED relay but when I popped open the fuse panel I noticed the previous owner already installed a Wipac WFL7LED. So I guess the relay is not the problem. I'm only getting the both sides flash when I turn on the left signal. If I hit the right turn signal, it functions properly.
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I was about to head to the auto parts store and pick up an EP26 LED relay but when I popped open the fuse panel I noticed the previous owner already installed a Wipac WFL7LED. So I guess the relay is not the problem. I'm only getting the both sides flash when I turn on the left signal. If I hit the right turn signal, it functions properly.
When the "inappropriate" LED turn signal flashes, is it slightly dimmer than the other signal flasher LEDs?
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Correct, it is dimmer
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If you want to test it...take out the bulb in the dash for the turn signal...they will work correctly...you need the resistors for the two front turn signal lights...
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I would offer that the simplest check is to make sure that all the grounds for all the turn signals have a clean connection. If you have any doubt, then clean the connections as much as possible. No rust, no white aluminum oxidation. No rusty screws, etc.

Have you tried this yet?
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Mine worked just as described when I first put the LED's in...removed the turn signal indicator bulb...worked perfectly...put the resistors in, and put the bulb back in and works a 100%...
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Mine worked just as described when I first put the LED's in...removed the turn signal indicator bulb...worked perfectly...put the resistors in, and put the bulb back in and works a 100%...
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Check the polarity on the where the led was wired to the harness, on all LEDs.
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I would offer that the simplest check is to make sure that all the grounds for all the turn signals have a clean connection. If you have any doubt, then clean the connections as much as possible. No rust, no white aluminum oxidation. No rusty screws, etc.

Have you tried this yet?
Pulled the Wipac and it is clean, it's about a year old.

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If you want to test it...take out the bulb in the dash for the turn signal...they will work correctly...you need the resistors for the two front turn signal lights...
Can I get away with just two resistors (front only)? That should fix the back as well?
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Old May 9th, 2016, 11:34 AM
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Can I get away with just two resistors (front only)? That should fix the back as well?
Yes. The resistors can be anywhere.
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If the side repeaters are still non led you have one burnt out. That will will cause the opposite side to flash as the power back feeds through the dash indicator.
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Where and how are you guys mounting the WIPAC Smart Load Resistors - these things are big and bulky.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 01:30 PM
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Where and how are you guys mounting the WIPAC Smart Load Resistors - these things are big and bulky.
don't use them. Use the right flasher relay. They are a dirty hack not a proper solution.
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Ash switched me off wipac on to another LED brand and that appears to have fixed my issue. I do have the relay with the potentiometer. No extra resistors.


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What is the right (best) flasher relay?
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Old June 12th, 2016, 02:16 PM
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I've used the adjustable flasher relay from RN. Fixes all trouble
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