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Hi Everyone,

Looking for a guide to change my halogen turn signals to LED. I assume I need a resistor to avoid hyper flash.

I'm not sure how to access the bulbs for the turn signals or how/where to install the resistor.

Thanks!
 

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Hello. I can help

first off you can access the Turn signals from the wheel well.

You will need a t15 torx bit to remove the 3 screws from each side.
FInally turn the wheel inword on the perspective side to gain more access.
The bulb is directional which means turn the hazards on and insert the bulb. If it doesn't light up remove and flip it. The load resistor is simple as well All it does is mimic a normal Bulb which has a resistance of 6-8ohms. Now the precaution is the resistor will heat up. so make sure it is clear of anything that could get burned. For my load resistors are mounted to a screw that holds the LED DRL heatsink in place. Perfect place One large heatsink.

the load resistor basically gets connected to the Two wires going to the turn signal wire. One wire is ground, the other is the signal or positive wire. My resistors are soldered because I don't like the t-taps that come with them. But regardless they work too just have potential on cutting wire. the other way you can do it is . Strip the wire back twist the resistors wires around and then use a good tape to cover. Like 3m Super 33 available at most autoparts or homedepot.

Here is the load resistors and bulbs I used.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-1400-Lumens-7443-2538-Chip-White-Backup-Reverse-High-power-LED-Light-Bulbs-/331088794988?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d166e156c&vxp=mtr

resistor. Now of course you only need one per side but this was found first for reference

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-50W-6ohm-Load-Resistors-For-Hyper-Flash-Turn-Signal-Blink-Blinker-LED-Bulb-/251467551088?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a8ca25170&vxp=mtr
 

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Thank you... Like you I would prefer to not cut the wires... Do you know if there are bulbs with the resistors built in? Curious, why did you use white bulbs for signals?
 

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I am not a fan of amber that's why I covered the amber side lights as well. I prefer white and they are just as visible. Never got hassled by cops for white turn signals.

and not sure there is as the downside is they create heat and there is little way to keep the heat away from GAS led bulbs. Yes they produce that much heat IE the resistors not the bulbs.
 
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