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#1 RedRider

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:30 AM

I have a 93 impreza wagon. I recently switched the normal signal bulbs out for led bulbs. Since the leds draw less power, the car thinks a bulb is out and therefore causes the signals to flash very fast, almost to the point on a sunny day where they cannot be seen. I know I need a flashed relay of 5 ohm or less, however Ive stumped the guys at my auto parts store because they don't have one. Has anyone else ran into this problem?
What I need to know is if anyone knows of a part # or which flashed relay I need to get?

#2 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

[color=#0000cd;]You could place an in-line Resistor for each side, behind the Bulbs, like This ones:[/color]

 

[color=#0000cd;]~► [/color]http://www.amazon.co...60762474&sr=8-2

 

[color=#0000cd;]Kind Regards.[/color]



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

you need to buy a hevy duty flasher relay. they are electric and have a timer for the flasher, and do not work on electrical resistance. 

 

i did this in my GL when i put led bulbs in it. has worked just fine for the last 4-5 years

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Thx superdave, that was the answer i was looking for. Installing resistors will prolly work but may prove to be too time consuming. Thx for replying :)

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Just bought the heavy duty flasher relay & it made my signals go even faster. Since its part of the electrical system, I'm out the $15 I just spent on it. Any other ideas? This is frustrating, I'm about to switch back to regular bulbs, unless I install the resistors behind each led bulb :/

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

You got the wrong kind. You got a heavy duty thermal flasher and you need the timer style. There are also LED conversion specific flashers, but they're the same..they use an electronic timer and not a bi-metal foil. The timer style ones have a little circuit board with a couple resistors, some capacitors, a transistor or two, and a relay on it. All the ones I have seen and used are in a clear plastic case and not a round aluminum housing. I've done this conversion before too and it works.

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

I have LED flashers from here on my Celica and 4Runner. In fact, I buy most of my LED lighting from here:
http://autoluminatio.../equalizers.htm

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

I bought a heavy duty "electronic" flasher years ago for the same reason, but the one I bought was still a bi-metal strip style flasher. Clear plastic case an everything. Couldn't figure how they could call it "electronic" when it's still an analog style flasher. Anyway, it didnt work. If you're gonna buy one make sure it has the right guts inside. Resistors are pretty easy and you don't even need multiples. You can wire in one resistor right at the flasher and get the same effect. You would have to wire another resistor at the hazard flasher as well since Subaru uses a separate flasher.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

... Resistors are pretty easy ...

 

[color=#0000cd;]Yes, that is why I Suggested to put a Resistor behind each bulb on the First instance.[/color]







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