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Thread: Side Marker Lights as Directional Indicators

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    Side Marker Lights as Directional Indicators

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    Just relocate the side marker ground wires (the only instance where not using the vehicle itself as the ground plane is advantageous).

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    Excellent - thanks!
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    Bill, that mod deserves its own thread.

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    I, too, have this done to my car and it's an interesting tidbit to mention that the lights blink at the same time as the directional indicators when the head lights are off, but when the head lights are on, they blink in contrast to the directional indicators.
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    Dammit, Jim. I'm an undertaker, not a mechanic.

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    I did this on the front and really like the result.


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    Does this work if the side marker lights are LED, or do you need a new flasher relay?

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    No, they have to be incandescent for the front and side; otherwise it blinks too fast as if there were a bulb out. The LEDs don't have enough resistance to trip the flasher. I've never heard of a replacement flasher working, but you might be able to add a resistor in-line to make it work; I'm not 100% sure, though.
    -Chad K.
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    The replacement flasher they have at AutoZone works for my LEDs. (See video above.)

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    Maybe it's the front lights that have to be incandescent, then. Do you have LEDs in your front directional sockets?
    -Chad K.
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    I have LEDs in the front and rear directionals and all side markers.

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