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larkster 
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Posted: November 21, 2005 at 8:31 PM / IP Logged  
hey i installed a roll pan with led lights for the taillight and brake signal lights.  I got everything wired up and works fine.  except the leds dont have resistance like the bulb so the flasher flashes really fast.  I know you can get low resistance flashers but not for this truck. only  2 or 3 prong flashers.  the one in this truck is a 4 prong my question is can i modify the flasher in the vehicle to work. or is ther another solution available?
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Posted: November 21, 2005 at 8:54 PM / IP Logged  
i dont know if they make a solution for this . but what i would do is get a resistor to get the resistance higher to get a slower flash. you will need to figure out the total resistance you have now from the leds and then adjust accordindly. lol
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Posted: November 23, 2005 at 1:59 PM / IP Logged  
He needs to reduce the resistance, not increase it. The original bulbs have a resistance of ~1/2 ohm, and the LEDs are probably around 25 ohms effectively for a 15 LED array.
boyzWidToys 
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Posted: November 26, 2005 at 8:18 PM / IP Logged  

ff is wrong.

you do have to raise the Resistance.

i would lean towards retrofitting the Heavy Duty Blinker to your truck.  The heavy duty blinker will blink at a constant rate, regardless of the Resistance.


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