Re: [DML] Re: Interior courtesies delay unit interaction with LED bulbs
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Re: [DML] Re: Interior courtesies delay unit interaction with LED bulbs

I encounter this same problem with my 84 Dodge Daytona when I went with LED
turn signals and tail lights. When you hit the turn signal the light came on
and took like 45 seconds before it would blink. So I got a constant time
relay I dont drive that car anymore I can pull the constant time relay out
and find out what makes it constant and then engineer it into the light
delay unit. I should be able to get to it later this week as I am going to
be finishing up my DeLorean in time for the show.


On Jan 20, 2008 6:28 PM, Elvis <elvisnocita@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Knut,
> the delay module is a simple and cheap design of the early 80s.
> Yes it works as you described. If you want the schematic let me know.
> I started to design a new one that can handle bulbs and LED's
> and doesn't require too much modification to be installed,
> but this makes it pretty difficult to make it work 100% reliable.
> For the moment my car takes its winter nap, so does the whole
> project...
> Elvis & 6548
> >
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I installed some LED bulbs in my car since I like the whiteness of
> the
> > light from them.
> >
> > With the LED bulbs my courtesies delay unit stopped working,
> leaving
> > the interior lights on indefinitely. So I put the delay module on
> my
> > bench and found that my delay unit needs about 250mA of current
> draw
> > to reliably turn off after the delay time.
> >
> > I could reverse-engineer the module and answer this for myself, but
> > I'm feeling lazy today and through I'd just ask first. Does the
> delay
> > unit require a minimum current draw to function correctly (and
> > therefore is not compatible with LED bulbs in the interior dome
> > lights) or is my module behaving eratically and needing replacement?
> >
> > Knut
> >

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