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Unread 01-21-2014, 11:12 AM   #61
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I'm confused. There are TWO cables: Parking light AND Turn light. The parking light cable throws a very low brightness constantly when you turn your parking lights on.

however,when you activate the turn signal, the parking cable shuts off (becomes ground) and the turn signal cable blinks full brightness.

So the Q is: what the resistor has to do here???

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Unread 01-21-2014, 03:55 PM   #62
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Which light are you refering to? The actual side marker? If so, when you do this mod you'd have to tap into the 3 wires on the main signal, and not use the 2 wires running to the side marker. Like you said, the 2 wires switch grounds, which is a no-go for LEDs
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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:39 PM   #63
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As per the wiring diagram from the OP at post #1, there is a resistor inline the parking light wire. Parking light AND Turn marker (side marker).
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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:58 PM   #64
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Like I said, the resistor is to get the LED to light at half power for "running light". If you are trying to hook up the LED on the side light (the one with only 2 wires) you have to run a ground wire and wire it per the diagram.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 05:59 PM   #65
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Well my LED turn signals for my tube fender project came in the other day, and I got bored so I made the 2-3 wire converters today.

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The converters all heat-shrink wrapped.
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I will be powering one triangle light and one circle light off the same converter on each side, so I went with 3 amp 400v diodes and 1 watt 100ohm resistors. Works perfect! Been running the lights for about 2 hours on "running light mode" to test how hot the resistors get. Not even warm. Also modded my flasher relay, but it's still a bit fast so I think I will just get the EP-26.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:00 PM   #66
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I doubt the EP-26 is going to be any slower than your modded flasher. MY EP-26 blinks at about the same rate as what you've got going there.
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Dang, guess I just have to get used to it then. So you're using the EP-26? I thought I read that it shorts out in the 2002+ if you try to use the hazards?
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Dang, guess I just have to get used to it then. So you're using the EP-26? I thought I read that it shorts out in the 2002+ if you try to use the hazards?
No, that's the EP-27. With the EP-26, our turn signals still work with no key. I actually like that function. Make sure all my lights are working without having to have my key.
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I'm still trying to find 2nd box. I have a jeep tj 1997 2.5 I decided to keep only be 3 wire setting. I only have a 2 inch led bolts for the front grill. Bought a ep27 I can see the black box with the wires connected to a fairly larger than the ep27 box that I have. This box is screwed to the steering column. Are this the 2 boxes??? One with cables that connects to the other one??? If so once I unplug the box with cables and attached it to the ep27 flashes are not working
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