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Unread 04-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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LED / Incandescent Hybrid...

I'm the first to admit that I'm not that smart, so I have to ask...

Is there anything wrong with replacing / adding LED mini lights to the existing incandescent lighting on my Jeep?? I'm not trying to replace the whole setup...just add some mini LED turn signals / side markers now that I've added Metalcloak fenders
Will I get the million flash-per-second rate that results from doing a LED swap without replacing the stock relay? Do I need to add a relay? Or replace the stock relay with one from Genright, or Savvy or somebody??

Before I catch a mountain of crap about using the search function - I did... I found nothing about just adding lights (or maybe clipping out the stock side markers and replacing with LEDs).

TIA to all of you smarter than I guys out there. I appreciate all of the help that I can get

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Nothing wrong with it. Its pretty darn common. Yes, you will need a flasher. EP-26 is cheap and works fine.
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Nothing wrong with it. Its pretty darn common. Yes, you will need a flasher. EP-26 is cheap and works fine.
Thats the part number that I keep seeing in other threads...is it necessary if only tying into the existing circuit...ie adding the LEDs vice replacing all the lights with LEDs??

Seems like the different relay is only needed if there is a significant drop in resistance. I would think that I won't have that if I retain stock incandescent bulbs in the front position markers...

Not trying to sound like a (insert insult here), just trying to understand, and learn a little...
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Thats the part number that I keep seeing in other threads...is it necessary if only tying into the existing circuit...ie adding the LEDs vice replacing all the lights with LEDs??

Seems like the different relay is only needed if there is a significant drop in resistance. I would think that I won't have that if I retain stock incandescent bulbs in the front position markers...

Not trying to sound like a (insert insult here), just trying to understand, and learn a little...
You can try it, but the whole point of the circuit is to detect burnt out bulbs from a drop in resistance. Taking two bulbs out of the circuit is most certainly going to trigger the fast blink.
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