[DML] Re: LED turn signals - giving up!
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[DML] Re: LED turn signals - giving up!

Consider this: if ground is not properly connected there can be a 
build-up of power seeking its way to a solid ground.
In older cars this is often the case when tail lights are on and when 
braking, the tail light dims or is off. Even directional signals show 
that kind of behavior by flashing dimmed and having either a tail or 
brake light join in flashing.

Side markers often suffer from bad ground as water may leak into the 
socket, causing rust and bad ground.
Also, there are cars who's owners changed the front side markers into 
a combined marker and directional light (ground to the front 
directional light.

Last but not least, the original tail light boards are usually also 
prone to have bad connections.

My best guess is to check all concerned sockets, use a multimeter to 
check ground and look for power leaks in the circuits involved.

All afore goes for LEDs and standard bulbs alike.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "realrealgone" <realrealgone@...> 
> is the author of this post still around? did you give up on the 
> i have a SIMILAR problem but not sure what it is. i cant get the 
> turn signal light to turn off either and i dont even have leds, 
> than in the AC panel, plus the blinkers in my car arent working 
> but the hazard does. did you ever get this problem fixed?
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddelorean" <daviddelorean@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > No matter what I do, I cannot get the LEDs to function properly 
in my 
> > turn signals. The hazards work, but not individual turn signals. 
> > flash fast, but also cause the side marker lamps, license plate 
> lamps, 
> > and binnacle lamps to flash! In addition, the right turn signal 
> > in the binnacle is stuck on.
> > 
> > I bought an LED friendly flasher for friggin $14 and it didn't do 
> > anything. In fact when the car engine is on it goes CLICK CLICK 
> > CLICK constantly.
> > 
> > Anyone have luck with LEDs in turn signals not completely 
screwing up 
> > their electrical system?
> >


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