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Old 01-11-2012, 01:30 PM
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LED turning light resistors getting hot?

I understand I have to use a resistor on the wires to my LED turning lights, and I have bought 4 pcs.

Do these get hot when used? I would like to strip them together with the wires, but can't do that if they gets hot during use.

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I understand I have to use a resistor on the wires to my LED turning lights, and I have bought 4 pcs.

Do these get hot when used? I would like to strip them together with the wires, but can't do that if they gets hot during use.
The resistors will get hot, they are a load on the system, that is what they should do. You don't need resistors if you use electronic flashers you need two one for signals, one for hazards. They work on most cars. I got mine from from Technostalgia. I have LED's all the way around plus third brake lite.

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Ok, thanks!
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What wattage resistors did you use.
I agree with the electronic flasher. They are a better solution
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I know an eletronic flasher may be a better solution, but I have a brand new wiring kit and don't want to mess too much with it.
And I have bought resistors at a local car parts store spesially intended for the purpose.
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I know an eletronic flasher may be a better solution, but I have a brand new wiring kit and don't want to mess too much with it.
And I have bought resistors at a local car parts store spesially intended for the purpose.
You just unplug the old one and plug in the new one.
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Maybe you installed too larger of a resistor? How many FPM are you getting?
A electronic flasher will take in account how many lights (LEDS) it has to flash and adjust the FPM.
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I have checked. It's 2 flasher relays on the fuse panel. They have 2 pins each. It's an Easy Wiring kit.

I see the 3 pin flasher relays are the most common?

Will any 2-pin flasher relay work for me?
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Any electronic flasher should work. If you have 2 one is probably for the emergency flashers.
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I won't use the resistors, as you recommended. The store where I bougth them, took them in return.

My car has 3 turning lights on each side. 1 normal bulb and 2 LED bulbs.
The guy at EZ-Wiring customer support told me I probably won't need electronic flasher relays or resistors at all.

I will put it together as it is. If the signals flash too fast, I change to electroic flasher relays later.

Thank's for your help!
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You will probably only need one for the turn signals, if your's is like mine with the round slot...... I could only find the square elec flasher, so...... I made up a pair of short jumpers with male and female terminals..... plugged the male into the slots and the females onto the flasher, used a wire tie to secure it to the wires just above the fuse box..... works very well. I'd didn't need a separate flasher for the haz side...... don't know why, but it works as it should.
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