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blackbuck350

blackbuck350

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 2, 2019
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Hey guys ran into a problem today, installed new led tail lights and turn signals just lights up bright, I know I need another flasher. Do anyone knows the part number of the flasher that I will need? We to local parts store, no one has a clue. any help would be appreciated
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

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I got you.

Painless 80230. Picture looks like it's a 3 terminal, but it's just a shadow.

EDIT: If you're in Canada, performance world number 401001 works as well, even though its square
 
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5spdCab

Master Mechanic
Dec 29, 2019
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Tukwila, Wa.
Hey guys ran into a problem today, installed new led tail lights and turn signals just lights up bright, I know I need another flasher. Do anyone knows the part number of the flasher that I will need? We to local parts store, no one has a clue. any help would be appreciated
Two ways to solve the problem.
1) The easiest, is to get a flasher made for LED lights. (Shame on your parts store if the counter help had no clue)
2) Less expensive, more involed, get a pair of resistors made for LED light conversion. Hook (INSERT EDIT: IN PARALLEL, NOT IN SERIES)
one on the left circuit, and one on the right circuit. The resistors get very hot, do not mount them where they can melt something or catch something on fire.
I put resistors on mine in the engine bay on the rear of the core support, and have never had a problem.
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Bitterman

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Is there an advantage one way or the other for the two solutions you mentioned?
 
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5spdCab

Master Mechanic
Dec 29, 2019
436
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Tukwila, Wa.
Is there an advantage one way or the other for the two solutions you mentioned?
The resistors cost less, but the LED flasher is faster, and easier to install. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the resistors get VERY hot. If I did it again, I'd spend the extra and buy the flasher.
 
blackbuck350

blackbuck350

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 2, 2019
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Appreciate your help one more question, is the wire out the back is a ground?
 
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5spdCab

Master Mechanic
Dec 29, 2019
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Tukwila, Wa.
Appreciate your help one more question, is the wire out the back is a ground?
I'm sorry, I misspoke earlier. If you choose to use the resistors, they hook in parallel, not in series, I repeat, they hook in parallel. Mine have a red wire and a black wire. It has been too long since I added them to remember, but going by the color coded wires, I would say that the red is on the switched side of the bulb, and the black is on the grounded side of the bulb. There should be wiring instructions included with the resistor.
 
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