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turn signal in rapid mode after new wiring (LX470, '05)

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by OregonB, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. OregonB

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    New TJM bumper, so the factory-supplied fog & running/turn blinker lights needed to be wired in. They work - you bet they work -they run 2 or 3X more rapidly than the original turn signal did. Same on emerg flashers. Otherwise all good. I guess I'm fine with this (hopefully still legal), curious if a relay or something else is malfunctioning.
     
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    I'm in the same boat with my '02. Curious what people have to say. Thinking of just wiring in some resistors if no one else has any ideas.
     
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    they'll probably say we need to stock up on turn light bulbs
     
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    Are the new lights LED? If so that's most likely why...... you can buy a different flasher relay for the LEDs or wire in resistors like you mentioned.
     
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    yep - they are LED. They are built cheaply, all plastic case that does not snap together clean...be great to switch to something a little more substantial.
    Thanks for the lead.
     
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    Thanks a ton for the lead. Is your 04 a Lexus?
    Right now, because of the bumper, I've got LEDs on front turns, but the rear are oem-type. Did you also replace your rear turns?
     
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    Found the JDM Master webpage from your link - this should get me pointed in the right direction, if my LX is different.
    Thank you again...
     
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    As mentioned, you need to replace the flasher relay to an electronic version when you switch any of the blinkers/flashers to LED. The relay is in a very uncomfortable spot under the steering wheel.

    Check out @soreneagle 's video for details:
     
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    Thanks BEG & big thx to soreneagle for the build vid. My back started barking when he got to showing where the relay is, ha, guess toyota never figured they go out.
     
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    Glad to help! Feel free to sub to my youtube channel for more to come...
     
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    I replaced my flasher relay about a year ago after adding LED lights in the front and rear blinkers. Yes it is quite a pain to get to and you will scrape your knuckles a bit, but it's well worth it because that rapid flash was driving me insane! Just an FYI, the OEM flasher relay didn't "go out". The issue is you replaced the OEM bulbs with LED's and they don't need nearly as much power to operate as incandescents. In simple terms: the old bulbs required a lot of power to make them work. By switching to LED's you have that same amount of power going to that connection, but because the LED doesn't require that much it is blinking rapidly. Basically it's sending more power to those LED's than they need. Wow that was very redundant I'm sorry hahah. Replacing the relay will fix this issue.
     
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    I think he meant that Toyota figures the blinker won't go out since they hind it way up under the dash.
     
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    yeah there is no really good angle, either my hands are too big or I'm too clumsy probably both, so I just pulled off the front dash cover and approached from the front. Still a hinky angle, but easier.
    SorenEagle your video made it look WAY easy :) my hats' tipped to any of you guys who remove from below...+1 for agility!
     
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