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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:22 PM
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LED Turn Signals

Replaced my turn signal bulbs with LED ones (1156-A24-WV) and I swear that the blinking noise/light on the dashboard is a lot more rapid than it used to be. Am I imaging it or is some kind of lower-resistance in the bulbs affecting the circuit? I notice in the "official LED light kit" replacement there is a relay that needs to be replaced also.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:34 PM
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LEDs tend to do that. Either need inline resistors or a flasher module designed for LED use.

https://www.google.com/#q=led+flasher+module&safe=off

https://www.google.com/#q=led+inline+resistor&safe=off
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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Yes the LED lights draw way less current so the standard flasher is very fast compared to standard filament "old school" bulbs. You can order an adjustable relay or install a potentiometer to reduce the current. If you have the trailer flasher warning bulb, you'll want to adjust until the trailer bulb flashes consistently and then "back it off" until the trailer light goes out (on the second and all subsequent flashes).
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I havent seen the potentiometer version. Where does it get wired in?
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I havent seen the potentiometer version. Where does it get wired in?
I ordered a full kit with all the lights and the adjustable flasher unit. Will take a picture of it tomorrow and post.

Would think the potentiometer would go in the power wire (green circuit) to reduce voltage and slow down the number of flashes. Since the LRD lights use less current they should not display any noticeable dimness when operating with reduced current.

Have also seen where resistors are used on the output side, but am not familiar with exactly which resistor would suffice.
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Pictures of relay

Here are some pictures of the relay with potentiometer.
Could have been better, but it will give you a visual.

Here's where to buy one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RDX-4-Pin-Fl...item53f96434a2
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That seems crazy expensive to me
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That seems crazy expensive to me
Yep like $50, perhaps more with shipping.

I am going to discuss this with the company that builds adjustable glow plug controllers for me (we use them on the OM617 Mercedes conversions) and see if they can build something cheaper.
Problem is you need to buy a qty for a special build and it gets expensive.

Just called Rovers North and they have an adjustable flasher relay for $23 + shipping.
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The alternative is to just buy a cheap LED compatible 4-pin flasher. I use one I bought from Autozone, and it works perfectly with my RDX signals.
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The alternative is to just buy a cheap LED compatible 4-pin flasher. I use one I bought from Autozone, and it works perfectly with my RDX signals.
$13-15 seems to be all you need to spend.
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Superbrightleds also has them. http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/f...oad-resistors/
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That is a 3 prong... we need a 4 prong for the 90 & 110.
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That is a 3 prong... we need a 4 prong for the 90 & 110.
...to maintain trailer functionality (for NAS trucks at least). Not sure what else the 4th prong achieves.
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Yep like $50, perhaps more with shipping.

I am going to discuss this with the company that builds adjustable glow plug controllers for me (we use them on the OM617 Mercedes conversions) and see if they can build something cheaper.
Problem is you need to buy a qty for a special build and it gets expensive.

Just called Rovers North and they have an adjustable flasher relay for $23 + shipping.
Problem solved at a third of the price if the unit you listed from Ebay. Looks like same unit, different name

http://www.paddockspares.com/adjusta...her-relay.html
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