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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy ...ANOTHER turn signal wiring problem...

I'm in the process of trying to install new (LED) flushmounts, and I'm having a problem that I haven't seen on another thread. I wired them up to test them w/o resistors (I have a CA integrated taillight), and they blinked so fast they appeared solid, so I put the resistors on. Now, they blink at a nice, slow rate, but they also blink constantly. I used 10Amp, 50 Ohm resistors, as Radio Shack didn't have any 20A/5 Ohm or 20A/8 Ohm, but the type of resistors I used shouldn't cause them to blink constantly, right? Wiring the resistors into the taillights instead won't change anything, will it? I'd appreciate any help, as I honestly don't know what to do from here, short of take it to a shop and get raped on labor. Thanks.
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blink constantly? like even when they are off?
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ignition off = off
ignition on = blinking
turn signal = blinking, but still pulsating fast (like w/ no resistors) when it blinks

wtf?!? exactly...
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Are they the front? If they are make sure you are not connecting the running light wire.
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Like Hawke said, make sure you didn't connect the runing light. Chances are you wired the resistor parallel to the running lights and ground. When the turn signal is off the lights blink slow. When you hit the signal it bypasses the resistor and blinks fast.
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<---- DUMBASS OF THE WEEK

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Chances are you wired the resistor parallel to the running lights and ground.
Even worse!!! I wired the resistor parallel to the running light wire and the signal wire... LOL Got it straightened out - sometimes just taking a break and coming back to the problem helps to see it more clearly. Thanks for all the help - reminds me of what a great forum I joined. Oh, and by the way, feel free to point fingers and laugh - I know I deserve it.
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Do they blink with the engine off now?



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We'd never point and laugh if you tried to mod something yourself and got it wrong. If you tried to mod something and maimed youself in the process, hilarity will ensue.

KIDDING!
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