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04-25-2012, 01:23 AM #1
Led light and load resister?
I recently installed some leds in my tail lights and back up lights to replace the old style bulbs in my 03 Avalanche. Someone told me that I may need a load resister to stop the hyper flash as he called it. I didnt know anything about the hyper flash problem or a load resister until now. If anyone knows.... what load resister do I need a 6 ohm 50 watt or something else? Also do I need one for all 6 of my tail lights (brake lights, turn signal and back up lights included in that count)? Or do I just need one for turn signal bulbs? I saw someone else on here had a cruise control problem with their leds but i didnt really understand their solution. I havent tried my cruise yet and I definatly dont want to start blowing fuses or messing anything up. Thanks for your help.
All I installed was new led bulbs not a led tail light assembly
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I also found a flasher module. Not sure if this would be a beter fix or if I could even use it in my truck.
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04-25-2012, 05:28 AM #2
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04-25-2012, 11:25 AM #3
Replace the turn signal flasher with one made for LEDs.
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04-25-2012, 11:30 AM #4
Most of the LED replacement bulb modules already have a resistor built in to them. Make sure you have "hyper flash" before adding in resistors or changing flashers. the reason you get "hyper flash" is that the LED appears to be an open circuit to the flasher, so it thinks you have a burned out bulb which is why you get rapid flashing... It is an alert to tell you that there is a bulb out.
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04-25-2012, 11:46 AM #5
I have currently only replaced all the rear bulbs with leds. I am pretty sure its hyper flash because my blinker is noticeably fast. I just dont know whats the best option. If i replace the module before i replace the front bulbs will it hurt anything? Also what size resistor would i need if i go that route?
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