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Old 4th-September-2019, 05:31 PM   #1
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LED's don't work

I bought some LED strip lights https://www.amazon.com/Partsam-Marke...07Q2QHXHC?th=1 for my front turn signals. 2 wires one hot and 1 ground.I plugged the leeds into the turn signal socket and no turn signal. I put the light accross the battery and the light works. When it is hooked up to the turn signal socket I put my yest light with one end to ground and the pointer to the ground wire of the light and it works. Why won't it work hooked to the socket with the black wire grounded. I do have an electronic turn signal flasher. Also I have LED tail lights that worked with my stock fron lights. Now they don't work with the new front LED's.

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The LED's probably don't draw enough current to operate the flasher. Try putting the LED's in parallel with the original bulb. Many LED turn signal kits come with ballast resistors.
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The LED's probably don't draw enough current to operate the flasher. Try putting the LED's in parallel with the original bulb. Many LED turn signal kits come with ballast resistors.
I don't want to run the original bulb. How would I do that?
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I don't want to run the original bulb. How would I do that?
Not as a permanent solution, just a temporary connection to see if the LED'S will light. Put the bulb back in the socket and hook the LED's in parallel with alligator clips.
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I'll try that tomorrow
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I installed "LED Lights" on my 69 -- front & rear.

I 1st used a 'LED flasher from NAPA' # 262 . It worked -- but would flash kinda 'slow' .

I also bought some LED bulbs from "Super - Bright LED's.com" --- they were on here a few years back. Spent like - $ 80.00 - and then didn't even use them ( I used one of those LED bulbs -- for the 'Dome Light'.

But, I did change my Flasher (262) .. then, I saw the post by ; duggravs in the Electric Section (July 10, 2017).

That turn sig. flasher Works GREAT ; "AUDEW 2pin adjustable - speed Flasher" .

https://www.stevesnovasite.com/forum...698&highlight=


click on the "link" in his 1st post.

I DID BUY that 'AUDEW' flasher ---- IT Works Great just FYI

(I also added some 'WalMart LED's strip lights to my front bumper' to use as 'kinda like Day-Time-Running-Lights" -- hooked to my front park lights,

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