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LEDs in turn signals

Hey guys i ordered some leds for my tailights and rear turns and i got the hyperflash of course and i know you need a resistor but then i though about it and they wont work because they dont have the 2 phase light(one for night brake lights and one for when you actually are braking) do you guys know of any plug and play ones preferably with built in resistors that have the 2 phase lighting?

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(one for night brake lights and one for when you actually are braking)

When you say "night brake lights", are you talking about the tail lights? Never heard anyone call them night brake lights.

You don't need to add any resistors when you switch to leds, all you need to do is change out your flasher under your dash with a newer "Electronic" flasher. The electronic flasher will flash at the same speed whether you are using standard bulbs or leds.

Here is one that will work: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...ntifier=247231


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When you say "night brake lights", are you talking about the tail lights? Never heard anyone call them night brake lights.

You don't need to add any resistors when you switch to leds, all you need to do is change out your flasher under your dash with a newer "Electronic" flasher. The electronic flasher will flash at the same speed whether you are using standard bulbs or leds.

Well i couldnt think of the word, the running lights. the ones that come on when you turn your lights on. but its way easier and cheaper just to splice a resistor in parallel with the the tailights.

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Well i couldnt think of the word, the running lights. the ones that come on when you turn your lights on. but its way easier and cheaper just to splice a resistor in parallel with the the tailights.
It might be a little cheaper, but you have to make sure to get large enough resistors and then splice one into each of your tail lights. Then make sure that you seal then up good so they don't corrode.
Changing the flasher is just a matter of unplugging the old one, then plugging in the new one. Much easier!


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It might be a little cheaper, but you have to make sure to get large enough resistors and then splice one into each of your tail lights. Then make sure that you seal then up good so they don't corrode.
Changing the flasher is just a matter of unplugging the old one, then plugging in the new one. Much easier!

Already know which ones 50W 8 ohms. but i can run to my local radio shack to get resistors vs having to order the flasher. And dont worry about corrosion i live in a salt state and i dont have any rust yet so id say my little resistor will be fine

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Greg that is a good find. $16 and i don't have to splice into my wiring! I'm in

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