I want to put LED taillights in an '84. When I hook them up as straight
lights and remove the bulb lights from the circuit the turn signal flasher
does not recognize them and the turn signal system reacts as a burned out
bulf would make it react IE: turn signal light stays on without flashing. I
think the bulb must be simulated by an inline resistor but I have not found
the proper combination. So here is my question:
What ohm resistor should I put in line to fool the flasher into thinking the
bulb is still there?
thanks for any help.
Art '84 red/red
Thanks all, it seems that I have found the same website Bob was referring
to, 6 ohm/50 watt resistor should do the trick to simulate an 1157 bulb.
Found them at the local electronic industrial supply house for $2.60 ea.
Just finished putting them in, I took a Zip saw and cut a 4 1/2" circle out
of my old taillights, put the LED's in, hooked them up with the resistor and
then installed 'vette louvers over the taillights (painted everything except
the lenses black first). They look great! what a difference they make.
Thanks for everyone's help.
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