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LED Conversion in Parking Lights?

Hey guys. New here. I own a F-350, and I switched to LED's. and they blink too fast. so someone suggested installing resistors. I bought those, now my question is: How do I install them?

4pcs Load Resistor Fix LED Bulb Fast Flash Turn Signal Blink Blinker 50W 6ohm | eBay

It shows here in the ebay ad how to. And I understand easily. Except... How do I know which wire is the turn, and which is the parking?
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which bulbs did you replace? front turn signals?
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which bulbs did you replace? front turn signals?
Both front and rears...
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Hey guys. New here. I own a F-350, and I switched to LED's. and they blink too fast. so someone suggested installing resistors. I bought those, now my question is: How do I install them?

4pcs Load Resistor Fix LED Bulb Fast Flash Turn Signal Blink Blinker 50W 6ohm | eBay

It shows here in the ebay ad how to. And I understand easily. Except... How do I know which wire is the turn, and which is the parking?
Personally I would retun the resistors or not use them. There's a much easier fix. Buy an updated turn signal flasher that is rated for LEDs. It's a "plug ang play" solution. EP27L LED Bulb Electronic Flasher | LED Lights for Cars | 12v | Super Bright LEDs

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May want to double check, I'm pretty sure the newer trucks, 08 and up, the computer controls flash rate and you can't just swap the relay out like the old trucks unfortunately. If someone figures this out, let me know. I'm trying to avoid splicing my self. I want led's but trying to avoid buying the cheap recon/eBay junk

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oh shoot. Anyways, I bought the LED Flashers, but I cant figure out where they go... Anyone know?
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2008+ vehicles have the the function of the turn signal flasher was incorporated into the software of the Smart Power Distribution Junction Box (SPDJB or SJB) or the BCM. The SJB / BCM is configured to provide lamp-outage (fast flash) indication on all F250/350/450/550. For proper function of LED lighting the SJB / BCM must be reconfigured to turn off the lamp-outage (fast flash) indication.

The following are the basic steps to turn off the lamp-outage (fast flash) configuration:

1. Ensure that the IDS is updated to the latest Database.
2. Select " Programmable Parameters" in the IDS Toolbox.
3. Select "Exterior Lighting".
4. Select "Stop and tail lamp outage configuration".
5. Select "Lamp outage turned off".
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2008+ vehicles have the the function of the turn signal flasher was incorporated into the software of the Smart Power Distribution Junction Box (SPDJB or SJB) or the BCM. The SJB / BCM is configured to provide lamp-outage (fast flash) indication on all F250/350/450/550. For proper function of LED lighting the SJB / BCM must be reconfigured to turn off the lamp-outage (fast flash) indication.

The following are the basic steps to turn off the lamp-outage (fast flash) configuration:

1. Ensure that the IDS is updated to the latest Database.
2. Select " Programmable Parameters" in the IDS Toolbox.
3. Select "Exterior Lighting".
4. Select "Stop and tail lamp outage configuration".
5. Select "Lamp outage turned off".
You are the man. This needs to be stickied ASAP for the 08 plus truck. The computer controls that rapid flash so you can't just plug in a new relay. I will be calling my buddy and getting him to hook the IDS up to my 2010 and see what it does. Thanks

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