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Just installed my Amber LED's from superbrightleds.com and now I noticed when I drove to lunch, that my turn signals blink twice as fast - I originally noticed because the blinking "sound" inside the cabin was very fast, I looked down, and also checked the bulbs from the outside and they are blinking about 3-5 times faster than the stock...is this normal...? Can a bulb do this...? I thought you needed to buy a switch or something in order to make your turn signals blink faster.. :?:
 

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you probably need the load resistor to make the car think that a real light bulb is connected. they sell them on superbrightleds website.
 

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I don't mind it the way it is...but will it do any damage/harm if I leave it...?
 

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Well, the LEDs don't mind, but if there is a light bulb anywhere blinking at that rate, just figure that it will burn out sooner.
 

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NJ_Jackals said:
My experience is that a turn signal will hyperblink when a turn signal bulb burns out. I replaced my oem bulbs with stealth bulbs from matrix racing and I did not experience this behavior. I would remove the bulb and reseat it to make sure it is in properly.

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No, he's fine, it's doing that b/c he's using LED bulbs, which require a lower volatge, so the system thinks there is a bulb malfunction and initiates the hyper-blinker. As stated above, it probably won't hurt anything, as the rears are LEDs as well, but it looks kinda retarded IMO to have them blinking that fast.
 

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MustGoFastR said:
NJ_Jackals said:
My experience is that a turn signal will hyperblink when a turn signal bulb burns out. I replaced my oem bulbs with stealth bulbs from matrix racing and I did not experience this behavior. I would remove the bulb and reseat it to make sure it is in properly.

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No, he's fine, it's doing that b/c he's using LED bulbs, which require a lower volatge, so the system thinks there is a bulb malfunction and initiates the hyper-blinker. As stated above, it probably won't hurt anything, as the rears are LEDs as well, but it looks kinda retarded IMO to have them blinking that fast.
So he needs a resistor to lower the voltage then?
 

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1. You should check the brighness of the led at night since when I installed mine it was not very bright and not noticable in traffic.

2. I bought the resonator from Superbright but for some reason it was still flashing as if the resonator was not there.

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Actually, the resistor is there to draw current. An LED has very little current draw. The car thinks that the bulb is burned out so it does the hyperblink thing.
 
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