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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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OK. I've got the led bulbs, I've got the led relay. (Chinese import & domestic purchase) When I hook it up nothing works. I have tested the bulbs & they are fine. So I hooked up the filament bulbs & Still nothing. If I put the OEM relay back in place with the OEM bulbs, everything works. OEM relay with led's, buzz sound. As expected. So... What am I doing wrong?????

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sounds like you got a bad relay out of the package,the new one should work with either type of bulbs.Bad new parts will cause premature hair loss,low sex drive,mood swings and divorce .Try a different electronic relay




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I have tried two! The Chinese one I got off eBay & the one I just bought at a local auto store. I'm kind of stumped!

The bumber is I've given advice based on what I've read a lot about. Now, in execution, things are not as they have been described. Do you think I could have gotten two bad relays in a row? I find it unlikely,

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I have tried two! The Chinese one I got off eBay & the one I just bought at a local auto store. I'm kind of stumped!

The bumber is I've given advice based on what I've read a lot about. Now, in execution, things are not as they have been described. Do you think I could have gotten two bad relays in a row? I find it unlikely,
doesn't sound likely but stranger things have happened,do you have a small resistor laying around you can put between the flasher and the LED's and use the stock unit?that is what we did to my buddy's sportbike and left the oem flasher in place.it raises the resistance enough to make a load the stock flasher could "see",another route is a heavy duty flasher made for trailering applications on cages,they don't work off a load but are a set on and off time




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I don't have any resistors laying around. lol I'll see what I can find as a heavy duty relay. I had also read that they could work but I thought I'd try the "led" rated ones first. So back to the store I go tomorrow!
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I don't have any resistors laying around.
lucky you ,I encounter resistance every way I turn ,LOL




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OK. I've got the led bulbs, I've got the led relay. (Chinese import & domestic purchase) When I hook it up nothing works. I have tested the bulbs & they are fine. So I hooked up the filament bulbs & Still nothing. If I put the OEM relay back in place with the OEM bulbs, everything works. OEM relay with led's, buzz sound. As expected. So... What am I doing wrong?????

TOTALLY Stumped!
This does not sound right (item in red above). OEM relay with LED's should simply flash faster than normal, not buzz. Are you sure that the LEDs are good?


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OK. I've got the led bulbs, I've got the led relay. (Chinese import & domestic purchase) When I hook it up nothing works. I have tested the bulbs & they are fine. So I hooked up the filament bulbs & Still nothing. If I put the OEM relay back in place with the OEM bulbs, everything works. OEM relay with led's, buzz sound. As expected. So... What am I doing wrong?????
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This does not sound right (item in red above). OEM relay with LED's should simply flash faster than normal, not buzz. Are you sure that the LEDs are good?
Yup, That was one of the first things I checked. Also as an update I have not been to the store & probably won't till tonight at this point.

I even got the wiring scematic out & checked for the proper leads to be connected & that all matched.
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Yup, That was one of the first things I checked. Also as an update I have not been to the store & probably won't till tonight at this point.

I even got the wiring scematic out & checked for the proper leads to be connected & that all matched.
If I am not badly mistaken LED lights are polarity sensitive,did you try swapping polarity on the light leads?




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Uhh, No. lol Being they are a bulb socket to fit a stock housing that shouldn't be the issue. I picked up a HD relay but haven't tried it yet. I'll post in a bit. Let you know the out come.
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