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Old 6th-September-2019, 05:40 PM   #16
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Well I got my 7 ohm resistors. No luck. Still can't get the LED's to light . If I hook up my test light to ground and the pointer to the hot wire on the LED then the LED blinks. I measured the resistance in the test light 7 ohms just like my resistor. I wired the resistor in line with the hot wire for the blinker. I can't figure out why it won't work with my resistor. You can't ground the LED housing it is plastic. I'm lost
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Update: After some more searching on google I found out that when you wire in the resistor you don't wire it inline with the blinker side , you connect the resistor between the ground and hot wire. Wow it works. Thank you Mr. Google.
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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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Update: After some more searching on google I found out that when you wire in the resistor you don't wire it inline with the blinker side , you connect the resistor between the ground and hot wire. Wow it works. Thank you Mr. Google.
As I said a few days ago - put them in parallel...
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As I said a few days ago - put them in parallel...
I guess I didn't realize that was parallel. Sorry
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Update picture of LED's in my turn signals. Took them out of the bumpers
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