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post #1 of 7 Old 04-19-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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LED Brake / turn bulbs

I had a bulb blow out and when I went to Auto Zone I could not help but to buy the LED type bulbs that they offered for my truck. The only thing that worries me is that when I use them they blink really fast, I know they use less power and the package they came in said something about a load balancer?

My queston is, will it burn up my flashers or something else by blinking very fast, or should I just live with the irratating difference in the flashing speed?

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faster as in no lag in the filament lighting up and dimming or as in the whole blinks super fast?



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I changed my flasher relay to an electronic type and that fixed my speedy turn signals after the LED install.
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so you can't just stick some led bulbs in there huh? gotta get a different relay?



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If the faster flashing doesn't bother you, I would just leave it. After I found the flasher relay, it wasn't that hard to change for me.
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i've replaced all my lights in and out with led's and ya buy a electronic flasher and that will take care of the problem


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thanks guys!

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