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Old 03-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #21
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ah yes, okay. I agree, for myself I think it is pointless to add resistors with the LEDs 5 watts for the LED light, and waste 20Watts through a resistor creating plastic melting heat. One of the reasons I did this mod, is sometimes in search & rescue callouts, we are parked along a road for extended periods of time. Leaving the hazards flashing for the vehicles at the end of the line of parked cars, along with proper marking with cones is required. LED lighting at 1/4 of the power draw means I can leave the lights flashing longer, and not worry about the battery.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #22
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Ya... The load resistors generally negate any advantage of switching to LED because you aren't saving any power.
Some applications, there may be no option, such as housings that don't accept standard lamps, or, in the case of the Tacoma, the DRL overheats and burns the lens.

I bought the DRL kit and have been wanting to install it, but have been worried about the DRL melting the lenses, and didn't want to run the load resistors.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...led-tower/903/

Supposedly, you need the "CK" bulbs because of our socket wiring, but I plugged in a pair of these
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...led-tower/802/
long enough to test for hyperflash (hoped that the rear bulbs would draw enough current) and did not blow a fuse.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:45 PM   #26
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Length on the 903 and 802 are the same and the 802 fit just fine, so no reason the 903 shouldn't fit unless it's too large in diameter.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:30 AM   #28
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why doesnt anyone just make a fucking 12-pin flasher we can use? thats frustrating.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #29
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why doesnt anyone just make a fucking 12-pin flasher we can use? thats frustrating.
Let me know how I can help.
- If you know where you're getting your LED bulbs from, which model, and if you are replacing both the front and back, or just the front, I can work out what the resistor value should be, and let you know what part#s for the resistors to order on-line and from where.
- or send me the above info, a DRL flasher, and I can do the mod and send it back.
Note: once you switch the internal shunt resistor to work with LEDs it will no longer work with regular bulbs.
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why doesnt anyone just make a fucking 12-pin flasher we can use? thats frustrating.
They used to.

Superbright and a couple of the other LED vendors used to offer the solid state 12-pin.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #31
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I've been looking for years, I've never seen one.
I eventually just pulled the dtrl harness and used an 8 pin flasher.
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