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LED turnsignals

I've decided to mod my headlights. This guy I know does good work. I've got him putting BMW ccfl angel eyes, an HID kit, and some led strips for an angry "eyebrow".

My question lies in the turn signal. I want to replace the standard bulb with an orange LED one. The guy told me though that since the bulb uses next to no power the car might sense it as blown and blink faster then normal. Does anyone have any experience with using LED turn signals and the outcome of having them installed? Did it blink faster?

Also, what bulbs did you use? I also need to figure out which specific bulb fits into the car.

I guess another question I had was, I was debating over the orange or white led strip as the eyebrow. It'd look cooler I think with the daytime lights on, white eyebrow and the rings going. Then when I actually turn them on the HID's just come on as well. But buddy has told me he thinks orange is better because white is "too busy". Thoughts on that?

The work will be done this Thursday so I'll try to take some picture so guys can see them, before and after.

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to fix the fast blinking, i think i recall someone using resistors to trick the car into thinking the led is using the same power as an original bulb.
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There are also aftermarket electronic flashers (5-pin) for our cars that will flash at the right rate without load resistors. But some brands of those have problems (they blow the fuse if you turn the hazards on). There are discussions that give you the brand and part numbers that work - NAPA has them I think.
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There are also aftermarket electronic flashers (5-pin) for our cars that will flash at the right rate without load resistors. But some brands of those have problems (they blow the fuse if you turn the hazards on). There are discussions that give you the brand and part numbers that work - NAPA has them I think.
I use an aftermarket flasher relay replacing the factory one way up under the dash from TMI technologies. I'll post a link for this by Tuesday. The site I bought my LED s from (autolumination.com) also sells them.
The turn signal/brake light bulbs are 3157's. I have pics on my sig page.
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Is that a lot of work to install?

After doing some research I've found that putting LED in only the front will just cause the fast blinking...which I guess I don't really care about. If I also did the back then I'd need one of those relays.

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You should still really install the relay even just doing the fronts. The constant hyperflashing may or may not cause you problems later on.

Here's the link to where I purchased my LED Flasher Relay to replace the factory installed one~

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I bought all of my current bulb(s) set-up from www.autolumination.com who also sells an almost identical LED Flasher Relay as in the link above. Check the two & compare prices.
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Hmm I'll have to buy one I guess. It sounds simple enough.

The turn signal bulbs I bought stay white then blink amber to signal. So cool.
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Those are called switchbacks, I have them too.
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Here's the finished product.

http://img219.imageshack.us/f/dscf3178i.jpg/

http://img16.imageshack.us/f/dscf3174y.jpg/

The ones with the HID on really don't look that great, overpowers my camera.

Was a bitch and a half opening up the housing. Guy took an extra day, he's never seen anything like that.

Next step is to black out the top, I don't like how light escapes above the LED strip.

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