You need resistors for all four corners. I have LEDs all around. What irritates me is that they flash at the correct speed with the hazard lights and no resistors. The turn signals, however, require the resistors to flash at the correct speed.Eggroller wrote:Anyone install LED bulbs for the signals? Do I need resistors for every corner (4)? Or could I just install a set of 2 for the left and right side?
nerys wrote:here is a question I have regarding load resistors.
do they have to be on all the time?
for example. I engage the turn signal. the lamps illuminate. if the load is too low (such as if a bulb is out) it hyper flashes.
now. what happens NEXT?
I am pulling numbers out of my butt here but bear with me. lets say it needs to see 20 watts per bulb. so 40 watts per side (front and rear turn signal)
If I put 2 LED's in it might only use 5 watts. so I need to add X watts load balancer lets say 35 watts to bring it back to 40.
now. lets say the light is illuminated for 1 second.
do I have to consume 40 watts for 1 second or would consuming 40watts for say .05 seconds be enough to trigger the ok all good flash normally then disengage the load balance and just have the LED connected?
when it goes off and comes back on do the same thing?
IE what about a chip that engages the load balancer for a fraction of a second long enough (if possible) to avoid triggering the hyper flash error out.
this way I will still get 90 to 95% of the energy savings of using an LED bulb over the incan.
this is a shiggles option. IE for the fun of it.
possible? anyone familiar enough with these systems to know?
Eggroller wrote:Anyone install LED bulbs for the signals? Do I need resistors for every corner (4)? Or could I just install a set of 2 for the left and right side?
This is a very valid question, and I’m willing to bet it’s not doing the bulb check 100% of the time. You may be able to fool it with a simple arduino, a mosfet and load resistor. When the arduino detects current, it can leave the load resistor on by means of the mosfet gate for whatever time frame fools the computer, then shut down. I think the only way to discover this is by actually experimenting with it. I’ve got some load resistors on order, and an arduino.nerys wrote:if I turn on the load resistor for .1 seconds and then have it OFF for the last .9 seconds that the bulb is illuminated. is that enough to trick the system to flash normally? IE do I have to draw 27watts for the full seconds or just "initially" if only initially how long?