blinker blinking fast with new LED'S installed???

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    blinker blinking fast with new LED'S installed???

    Wondering what is causing this to happen and what to do to get it fixed.. just installed my new tails and have the LED turnsignal and backup lights... thanks everyone..
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    I am not 100% sure but I thought this happens because the LED's provide less resistance than the regular bulbs and that makes the car think the bulbs are burned out resulting in the fast blinker.

    I have heard of people installing some sort of resistor to the circuit to solve the issue . . . not too sure on the details though.
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    hmm.. and how do i find out about these "resistors" and where to buy them and how to install them? is it something simple or very difficult to do oneself? thanks for your help chutsk10..
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    the fast blinking is cuz theres a bad or broken light im guessing
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    Something like this is what I was refering to: LED Load Equalizer 50W/ 6ohm

    But it appears these are used when "single" LED bulbs are used to replace the OEM bulbs in the OEM housing. . . not sure if the same unit is necessary for the LED clusters in aftermarket tails.
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    these are the single bulb replacements.. so i will look at those..thaniks for the link bud
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    i noticed that they have two different ones for this.. a 25w 6OHM and a 50w 6OHM... WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE AND WHICH ONES SHOULD I GET?? OR DOES IT MATTER?
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    chuts is right. You need load sells or resistors on the line to simulate the load of a normal bulb.

    these devices are also sold at autozones and some pepboys. or at the link above.

    you only have to put them on the blinker wire.

    connect one wire to ground and the other to the blinker wire. Now keep in mind these things get hot so it is a good idea to mount them to metal and away from other wires.

    usually you need the lower rated one if you only changed one blinker or the higher one if you changed both of them on the same side of the car.

    the left is one circuit the right is another. so if you changed front and rear chances are you need the higher resitance setup. to make sure your flashing at the correct rate.


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    I changed just the back tails.. I added led backup lights and led turnsignal leds.. Just on back though.. This is when the turn signal started to flash fast... So 10-12 bucks for a pair of these is a good price? Found them on ebay for 9.99 free shipping.. But if i can get them at autozone/oreillys ect, for about the same price i might just go that route..

    And this is simple install correct.. Sounds pretty easy
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    i also have seen in the trucking industry. the semi trucks all use leds now. and in the cab is the flasher relay. well we removed the old flasher relay and installed the led flasher relay for 33.00. and you dont have to cut any wires or heat that could melt things. i will look into this and see if it will work on our mags.
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    this is what I have in front and red ones in the rear. they blink fast. but they look cool when they are blinking fast. you just get used to it. blinker blinking fast with new LED'S installed???-led-3157-24w.jpg
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    i just found the relay i dont know if the one in our mag looks like. i think that it is a two spade but i will have to check unless some one else know. here is the heavy duty led relay that we use.
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    I'm installing the LED bulbs as well. Like hellsfire mentioned the relay is the way to go. The problem I'm having is finding the turn signal relay so I can find out what LED flasher to replace it with. I have searched but I cannot find any info here or anywhere on the Magnums. I will post once I get it figured out.

    In the meantime, check out http://www.superbrightleds.com they have a lot of information and parts for every application.
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    i would just let'em rip off.... but i want everything on my car faster...lol
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    hellfire is correct and wrong.

    problem is there is no flasher in our cars that can be changed. the rate of flash is controlled by the brain of the car.
    so the only option we have is the load resistor setup.


    now they dont heat up that much but they do get hot.
    the way to control this is to mount the resistor to metal if possible. depends on which type you get.
    or wrap the reistor in some wire loom with electrical tape.

    they are safe and do the job.


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