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Unread 06-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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led exterior light bulb help

Ok so long story short I'm trying to replace all the exterior light with led bulbs. (Got them for free) I've replaced the flasher with a electronic one. They still don't act right. Has anyone done this what am I missing?

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Unread 06-24-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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Little more info might help. "act right" means what?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 04:37 AM   #3
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Ok so with all leds every light except headlights and reverse. It seems to think one is out. And also when I turn on the left turn signal they act like flashers. And when I turn on the right it will make my cluster blink. And finally with lights on no blink at all. Also hazards just makes the ep27 relay move really fast. Please help!
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Anything. ....
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First, an EP 26 works better, and second, a flasher only works for a few LEDs. When you go all LEDs, you have to start introducing resistance.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #6
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Ok so ep26 got it. My reason for leds is brighter brake lights in the stock housing. And they were free. How can I just put the bulbs in the rear? Add a resister in the brake light circuit?
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Ok so ep26 got it. My reason for leds is brighter brake lights in the stock housing. And they were free. How can I just put the bulbs in the rear? Add a resister in the brake light circuit?
Yep. Calculate the resistance difference between the bulbs and add an equivalent resistor.
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First, an EP 26 works better, and second, a flasher only works for a few LEDs. When you go all LEDs, you have to start introducing resistance.
Uh oh...what is "a few"...I have been pondering tail lights, would need to figure out reverse, was considering some jk style leds for the front...and lastly possibly some side markers for the front. Not set on any of that, but it sounds like more than "a few" what say you.
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Not sure honestly. I'm going all LED within the next year or two and I planned on figuring it out as I go.
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Not sure honestly. I'm going all LED within the next year or two and I planned on figuring it out as I go.
Right on, I suppose I may see if I can find the limit.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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I was trying to do brake lights and both front fender turn signals. I didn't do the reverse lights or headlights.
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The headlights and reverse lights aren't on the signal circuit
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