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Author Topic: LED Turn signal Relay question...  (Read 7102 times)

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Offline 7udro

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Re: LED Turn signal Relay question...
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2017, 06:46:54 pm »
working on impedence of electric system instead of putting a new *electronic* "flashing relays" after removal of crappy-paleolithic-stock one, is just a form of self masochism even for a skilled electr/ician/onic... :P

a new relays is cheap, SEALED other than clean and faster installation...   ;)

Offline Pir8

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Re: LED Turn signal Relay question...
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 09:43:44 am »
If you go the masochistic way, you retain the self canceling function.


Offline ruthlesset

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Re: LED Turn signal Relay question...
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2019, 06:21:30 pm »
I have replaced the rear turn bulbs with LED's and am in the process of replacing the front. I was expecting it to hyperflash, but they don't run as daytime running lights. If I put the bulb, I see the running lights.

I know I can replace the replay to get rid of the hyperflash or modify the existing unit to get back the auto cancel. I don't mind the hyperflash or auto cancel, Is there a way have the LED's work as running lights?

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Offline shinobi_bolt

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Re: LED Turn signal Relay question...
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2021, 11:30:43 am »
Hi mate, I've replaced all my indicators to led, by far the easiest solution is just change the relay, took me 15 minutes to find swap and put back together.  I'm in the uk and got it from  Bikermart.co.uk, it says it fits Honda Yamaha Suzuki so I'm guessing it's a standard fit.  If you're just changing a pair, the inline resistors work a treat if you're handy with a soldering iron.

Hello Major, i am also in the UK and looking to put rear LED brake/indicators on the back of my Bolt.

Can you confirm this relay works as plug and play and wont impact the blink rate with the front?


Offline mmceorange

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Re: LED Turn signal Relay question...
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2021, 12:29:33 am »
Thought I would drop a tidbit of FYI/JSYK...

Blinker circuits are not divided between front and rear.. it's the same circuit. So, you can wire the load resistors (if you're going that route) ANYWHERE along the circuit that is convenient (left and right are separate, obviously).
For example: In my car, I replaced both front and rear signals with LED. The blinker relay is soldered to the back of the gauge cluster, so replacing that wasn't an option. Because I replaced two bulbs on each circuit (left and right), I had to use either two load resistors or one large resistor, per side. Wiring one at the front of the car would have been a challenge, as it's so cramped in the engine bay. So, I chose to wire two resistors (mounted together on a small aluminum plate I cut) in the trunk, inside the tail light access panel.
Resistors for both front and rear were wired together in the trunk, because access and concealment was far more convenient. This works fine because it's all the same circuit. Again, I did this for both left and right.

Long story short, if you're using resistors, wire them into the blinker circuit wherever you want. Front and rear are the same circuit. Put them right next to the relay if you want.

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