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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Mods for LED Turn Signals?
I'm still futzing around with the idea of installing LEDs in my turn signal units, but am getting conflicting info from the local auto stores about how to do this. I guess the good/bad of the LEDs is that they draw much lower current than standard bulbs, but the bad is that the turn signal unit thinks the bulbs' are burned out.
Soooo, I bought two LEDs from AutoZone or some such that have built-in resistors, on the advice that the resistors kept the signal unit from misunderstanding - they didn't work too well. And then I was looking at some LED turn signal boards from the Motorcycle Safety Store, and there was some subtext about getting a "solid state turn signal somethingorother" or a "load equalizer." Can someone clue me in as to what these might be? If I go to Napa or simliar, I'll get That Look again. I'd prefer to go in and ask for what I need, rather than relying on the judgement of the store clerks.