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Old 04-15-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

I changed out my stock signal lights front and back and the rear brake lights from halogen to LED, does anyone have any idea as to how to slow down the flash rate as I use hazards and its fine but when its independant signals its twice as fast. Is there a flasher or relay I have to change and if so where????

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

You need to install an LED load resistor on each bulb lead. Most come with splice taps so you don't have to cut any wires. They also come with detailed instructions as to where and how...

I never have had an issue with mine blinking so fast...just one more thing I think that sets my ION apart from everyone elses. I opted to keep my LEDs the way they are instead of installing the flashers/load resistors.

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Old 04-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

Either load resistors on each LED or you'll have to find a flasher unit that is made for use with LED's. They do sell them but not sure if they are universal for any car or make/model specific. Its an electronic flasher unit if I'm not mistaken what you'd be looking for.

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Old 04-15-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

The ion has solid state blinker circuits, the tick tock sound comes from the same speaker behind your instrument panel that your door chime comes from. If you leave your blinker on a long enough distance, the tick tock even turns into a shortened beep sound. So there is no relay to replace, just add load resistors.

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

I did just that last wee and ended up getting the resistors at Autozone. 1 for each bulb.

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:32 PM   #6
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Do you (or anyone) have pics of this mod Id like to see how it looks, thanks

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Old 05-11-2008, 12:41 AM   #7
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Default Re: Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

where did you pick up the bulbs, because I got some from autozone and a cop told me they weren't bright enough. I looked during the day and he was right, they could have gotten me rear ended.

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Old 05-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #9
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where did you pick up the bulbs, because I got some from autozone and a cop told me they weren't bright enough. I looked during the day and he was right, they could have gotten me rear ended.
i had those same bulbs. you could not see them at all in daylight so i took them out the next day. i know there are LEDs that will work and be bright, but not those Autozone ones.

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Old 05-12-2008, 03:31 PM   #10
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Default Re: Flasher change from Halogen to LED bulbs

Yeah, I know they aren't as bright or easily visible. I actually took mine out this weekend because I noticed that one of the clusters no longer works...for how long who knows, and so I switched back to the regular bulbs. I do not plan on replacing them

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