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Old 11-17-2011, 02:45 PM
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If anyone has any of the .24 ohm resistors i'd like two. Just trying to help everyone and myself get them cheap abd easy. Hope mods don't mind this post.
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I'm going to give the switchbacks another shot so I'd be into buying a couple from someone too...

1 .24 is good for both front and rear, right? So really, I just need one.

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If anyone can get me 1, Roger sent me on awhile back and I dropped it somewhere in my car and the car wash people vacuumed it
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
I'm going to give the switchbacks another shot so I'd be into buying a couple from someone too...

1 .24 is good for both front and rear, right? So really, I just need one.

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Yeah one .24 ohm is good for both.
That's what I'm using right now for my front LED signals.

I bought mine from xavier25. Don't know if he has any left.
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Good info, thanks man...kinda hoping gogators decides to do it. I guess I could go on mouser.com and look for myself.
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If you really need one I can probably ship you my spare.

I actually bought 2 .24 ohm resistors from xavier25 just in case I screwed up soldering my first one.
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something tells me radio shack would have these...anyone know enough about this stuff to check and figure out what part number it would be at radio shack please?
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So here are a couple videos to show what's going on. The 1st one was taken within the 1st 5 mins of LED operation. Everything works like it should. >5 mins and I start getting the orange blinking on the correct side, and the white is blinking on the other side. I only get the screwy opperation on the front LEDs. The rears operate flawlessly.

Correct Opperation:

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1787/z2e.mp4

Incorrect Opperation:

http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/100/d92h.mp4/

(sorry they are links. I don't know how to embed videos from Image Shack)
That is really weird, i've never seen anything like that b4. If i were u, i would try switching the blubs to the other sides. If that blinking also switches sides then it means one of ur blubs is bad. Dunno if that will help but its worth a shot.
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Does the type of solder matter? I just installed my .24 resistor and my lights don't blink anymore.
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should be electical solder, I'm assuming not all solder has the same conductive properties.
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I just used the solder that came with my soldering iron kit.

It was sketchy because this solder was textured weird but I used it anyway and it worked LOL

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i used the solder thing that came with my soldering kit that i bought from radio shack
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I ran out of that...I used some new one i bought at radio shack too...

I'm no soldering expert, that's for sure. But i KNOW there is electrical solder. Make sure you made actual contact between the two...maybe you soldered to the board and not the contact point.

Guitarplayer, you're my hero. Thanks.

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Does the type of solder matter? I just installed my .24 resistor and my lights don't blink anymore.

This happened to me...then again i dropped solder onto another component on the board which i think fuked it up. I ended up buying another relay. Have yet to try this mod again.
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That is really weird, i've never seen anything like that b4. If i were u, i would try switching the blubs to the other sides. If that blinking also switches sides then it means one of ur blubs is bad. Dunno if that will help but its worth a shot.
I'll give that a try. I bought my resistor from a little shop here that had been converted from a house to a business. They had crap EVERYWHERE, and I wouldn't be surprised if they sold me the wrong product. Things were just lying around everywhere. I ordered a set of resistors from the above mentioned online site. Also bought a new turn/hazard relay as I cracked the housing trying to get mine out. I'll swap the bulbs 1st and see if that fixes the problem. If swapping the bulbs, adding a new relay, and the resistor that has worked for everyone else doesnít work, Iím going to order some non-switchbacks in amber color.
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Good man...keep us posted!
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I feel like a tool...but I think they're working now. Spent $50 for a new turn relay and bought some new resistors from Digikey. Once again, my soldering was perfect. I reinstalled the new relay and still had the same problem, only MORE pronounced: Left turn indicator activated-amber non-hyper flashing on the driver’s side just like it's supposed to but the RIGHT side White color also blinked.

I thought, what the hell, I'll swap the left LED for the right LED. This makes no sense to me but...voila! Problem solved....so far! Why the hell this would make any difference is beyone me but I’m just keeping my fingers crossed it doesn’t start doing the same thing again.
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Originally Posted by SurfingScotty View Post
I feel like a tool...but I think they're working now. Spent $50 for a new turn relay and bought some new resistors from Digikey. Once again, my soldering was perfect. I reinstalled the new relay and still had the same problem, only MORE pronounced: Left turn indicator activated-amber non-hyper flashing on the driverís side just like it's supposed to but the RIGHT side White color also blinked.

I thought, what the hell, I'll swap the left LED for the right LED. This makes no sense to me but...voila! Problem solved....so far! Why the hell this would make any difference is beyone me but Iím just keeping my fingers crossed it doesnít start doing the same thing again.
Im glad u tried it, that more then likely means there's nothing wrong with ur wiring. In my opnion, there's somthing wrong with one of ur blubs.
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Im glad u tried it, that more then likely means there's nothing wrong with ur wiring. In my opnion, there's somthing wrong with one of ur blubs.
Spoke too soon. Was driving back home from dinner and it started doing it again. I'll send back the bulbs and ask for new ones. This is getting old.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Spoke too soon. Was driving back home from dinner and it started doing it again. I'll send back the bulbs and ask for new ones. This is getting old.

Happy Thanksgiving!
so did it do it on the same side again, or on the opposite site?
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I'm looking for either 2 of the 0.12ohm resistors or 1 0.24ohm resistor. I will obviously pay for them. PM me or leave a reply in the thread if you can help a brother out.

Thanks!
Front and rear LEDs just got here from China. Still need resistors and don't want to buy 10 online. Anybody got any they are willing to sell?
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Front and rear LEDs just got here from China. Still need resistors and don't want to buy 10 online. Anybody got any they are willing to sell?
SurfingScotty might have some leftover from digikey
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Originally Posted by Thojmoto View Post
so did it do it on the same side again, or on the opposite site?

Does it on both sides. Example: left indicator activated= Left sided amber non-hyper flash & right white flashing at the same time.

Right indicator activated= Right sided amber non-hyper flash & left white flash at the same time.
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thanks for the insight guys! def will do this!!!
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I'm about to pass out, but where can I order the resistors from?
I still have a bunch of them if you still need them. PM me and I can send you a few.
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Front and rear LEDs just got here from China. Still need resistors and don't want to buy 10 online. Anybody got any they are willing to sell?
Same goes for you! I have a few left if you need any.
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I have a few .12 resistors, if anyone needs a pair!
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Would I need a .12 or .24 ohm resister for 120 led bulbs?

Btw whoever still has resisters leftover, I'd like to purchase 1 from you asap.
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From what I recall...you need a .12 ohm to cover doing the fronts OR 2 .12 ohms to be good for front and rear leds OR a .24 to cover front and back.

I'd rather just do the .24 or .12 (2) and call it a day.

Thanks to GP, I have 1 and I'll be soldering it in soon. I actually just resold the 1157 type s switchback kinetic accidentally sold me (or i accidentally bought depending on how you look at it ) so I'll be looking tomorrow for a set of good quality switchbacks...just not sure which to get.

I'm not sure if i want a version 1 or 2 style...leaning toward amber OFF amber (whichever that is) when signaling although the amber WHITE amber is nice too. I also want the BRIGHTEST I can find!

Feel free to chime in...leaning toward going with the JLC ones.
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From what I recall...you need a .12 ohm to cover doing the fronts OR 2 .12 ohms to be good for front and rear leds OR a .24 to cover front and back.

I'd rather just do the .24 or .12 (2) and call it a day.

Thanks to GP, I have 1 and I'll be soldering it in soon. I actually just resold the 1157 type s switchback kinetic accidentally sold me (or i accidentally bought depending on how you look at it ) so I'll be looking tomorrow for a set of good quality switchbacks...just not sure which to get.

I'm not sure if i want a version 1 or 2 style...leaning toward amber OFF amber (whichever that is) when signaling although the amber WHITE amber is nice too. I also want the BRIGHTEST I can find!

Feel free to chime in...leaning toward going with the JLC ones.
Haha no problem!

Glad you got the resistor!

I would be leaning towards the JLC ones too.

Sorry to hear about buying the wrong bulbs lol

@HQTL6SPD: I have 120 SMT LED bulbs and .24 ohm worked perfect.
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^sweet thanks guys!

Anyone have an extra two .12 OR one .24 ohm resisters?

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I'm sorry I didn't let you know I had received it, I thought I had!!! I must be getting old. Thanks again for sending it over!

HQ, look at some of the posts above our last ones, looked like there were a couple offering to sell some "loosies".

JLC is good and bright, huh....I was also tempted by the 120 ones on ebay. Are yours SUPER bright?
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Well, got the new switchbacks and I have the same problem. What the hell is up with my car? Two relay mods and two sets of bulbs and I still have the same issue. I'm going to forget about switchbacks and just get some amber LEDs. If THAT doesn't work, I'm going to have to go back to halogens.
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I would recommend sticking with halogens if you're scrappping the switchbacks idea...
Strange!

I have a short list of failed/reversed mods too!
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I would recommend sticking with halogens if you're scrappping the switchbacks idea...
Strange!

I have a short list of failed/reversed mods too!
I know, and I LOVE LED's. I am just so tired of them not working and no idea why. The halos were fine. It would be really nice to have clear lights in the mostly clear reflectors but this is costing WAY too much to keep dicking around with them. Maybe next summer I'll try again and use some load equalizers.
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My switchback v2 used to blink all sorts of crazy. Amber blue amber blue now they work just fine and I haven't done anything different to them.

Weird.

I am using just 1 .12 ohm and only have LED's in front. I would like to step up to .24 and get LED for the rear because they make a night and day difference in color and brightness.
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My switchback v2 used to blink all sorts of crazy. Amber blue amber blue now they work just fine and I haven't done anything different to them.

Weird.

I am using just 1 .12 ohm and only have LED's in front. I would like to step up to .24 and get LED for the rear because they make a night and day difference in color and brightness.
I'm using the .24 bought from Digikey or whatever. The 1st one I bought from some no-name shop locally. I also destroyed the housing of the relay so I bought a new relay and soldered the new Digikey resistor. Still had weird blue/amber blinking issues. I'm using LED's in the rears, too. My wife was following me home one night and said she didn't see the rears blinking, but saw the mirrors blinking so she got me paranoid that the rears were also having issues. She must not have been paying attention 'cuz the REARs have always worked every time I've gotten out to look at them.
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Question for the electrical gurus.

I had this done a few months ago, using one .12 resistor. I have 92 LED switchbacks in the front and no leds in the back. I'm not sure if this resistor has anything to do with my situation but, my lights on the radio don't turn on anymore. I was at an electrical shop yesterday where they were trying to diagnose the problem. When I told him about the issue, he said it's most likely the "transistor" and that he would get a new one for me. He tried to replace it but that didn't resolve the issue. They reset my whole system and the radio back light would work for about 7 seconds before shutting itself down. The guy said it was going into protection mode since it was being overloaded. Apparently my gauge lights don't turn on either when I open my door, but they turn on when I turn my headlights on. He wasn't able to diagnose the issue and asked if I had done anything aftermarket to my car that was electrical related. Next time I go in we're going to take off the gauge cluster and see if something is wrong there since he said they're on the same circuit. Clearly I don't have too much electrical know how so if someone could let me know if installing the .12 resistor is related in anyway to my problem that would be greatly appreciated.
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Just did mine tonight. LED rears and fronts. Soldered one 0.24ohm resistor and it worked like a charm. Knock on wood, no issues to speak of.

I bought my LEDs from seller cn.store on eBay and they shipped from China. Got them in 2 weeks or so and that was fine as I wasn't in a hurry to mod.

2 x 7440:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/260610693035...ht_2017wt_1270

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Just did mine tonight. LED rears and fronts. Soldered one 0.24ohm resistor and it worked like a charm. Knock on wood, no issues to speak of.

I bought my LEDs from seller cn.store on eBay and they shipped from China. Got them in 2 weeks or so and that was fine as I wasn't in a hurry to mod.

2 x 7440:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/260610693035...ht_2017wt_1270

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