GREAT! What did u do?
All along it was the electrical connection from the LED lamp to the socket that was not making a good connection...I'm interested too in how you make de installation :cheers:
Boy am I a procrastinator, I put it off for so long I forgot I had the bulbs.Ok JimElvis,
Please report back to us the outcome. Did you have to do anything special (dwindle or grease) to the new LED's to get them in the sockets? If you're putting LED's in the mirror, let me know if they dimly glow all the time.
I would like the white to be on when parking lights are on AND I would like the white to shut off when I am using the blinker so only the amber flashes. No white at all during blinker. Do l need a resistor parallel with the parking light circuit AND the blinker circuit?All along it was the electrical connection from the LED lamp to the socket that was not making a good connection...
All you need is the correct LED lamp and a resister parallel to that circuit if your going to use it as a turn signal only....
I put in some switchback LEDs from eBay and they actually blink fine BUT the white stays on all the time making it hard to see the amber flashingThe reason you need a resistor in the line for LED turn signals is because of the way the computer monitors the load on the turn signal line.
The way it works with standard bulb is if the computer detects less load on the turn signal line, it will cause the flasher to flash in short quick bursts rather than the normal long slow blinks. This is to alert the driver that there is a bulb burned out or other issue with that side's turn signals.
When you go to LEDs, they draw far less power than standard light bulbs. So when you put in LED bulbs into a system that was designed like ours was to work with standard bulbs, the computer sees this lower load and goes into that quick short burst mode.
The resisters are used in the turn signal line with LEDs to increase the load on the turn signal line to prevent the computer from thinking a bulb is out and put the flasher into that burst mode.
Therefore, you don't need a resister in the Parking Light circuit SO LONG AS you are using LEDs meant to be plugged into a 12v circuit. If you try and build your own LED assembly from parts from Radio Shack, then there are a whole different set of calculations you have to perform to make sure you're not running too much voltage to the lights. I'm going to assume, however, that you are using automotive bulbs that are designed to run on a 12v circuit. If they plug into the standard bulb housings, then they most certainly are designed to run on 12 volts.
RoboYea, when photobucket went to the pay use a lot of that happened. I don't know who has the original photos but what do you have questions on?