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Just bought these LED bulbs for front turn signals.

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...-p7472045.html

They're rather expensive, I've seen youtube videos of these at work and they're pretty cool looking. I'm probably going to have to wire in a resistor but that's not hard to do, either that or get an "electronic flasher" from the same place I ordered the bulbs from if these don't work properly the first time, I hear these are sometimes a bit of a pain to get them working properly. But with a price like that (I'm paying close to $90 for these two bulbs) I feel they should just be included with the order and the seller should request your make and model of vehicle upon ordering to supply the correct "electronic flasher".

I will update this once I have the new bulbs fitted to let you guys know how it goes! A video will be included as well as pics.
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Love em, especially the looks from the cops (completely legal btw)

I got the electronic flasher also, all you need is the 5 pin, 5 Pin flasher


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Love em, especially the looks from the cops (completely legal btw)

I got the electronic flasher also, all you need is the 5 pin
Nice those look sick! You changed out the side markers as well I see, I'll be leaving mine Amber since I don't want to push my luck with those.

The 5 pin electronic flasher is all you need, no fuss at all with it?
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I saw a escalade with these today and i thought i was seeing things. I saw white parking lights then when he was turning i saw amber and i said to myself "weren't those just freaking white"
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Nice those look sick! You changed out the side markers as well I see, I'll be leaving mine Amber since I don't want to push my luck with those.

The 5 pin electronic flasher is all you need, no fuss at all with it?
No fuse, I changed the corner light because it is a running light, it doesn't have to be amber
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No fuse, I changed the corner light because it is a running light, it doesn't have to be amber
I'll have to order the flasher, however I have no idea where it is located since I've only had my Ranger for a month now and haven't had the guts to really take a look inside anything yet.
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I don't know where yours will be, mine was above the gas pedal on the right side, under the radio. Easiest way, find the source of the click for your turn signals, that's the relay that gets replaced.

Bonus: the new flasher is quieter than the stock one
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I'll have to order the flasher, however I have no idea where it is located since I've only had my Ranger for a month now and haven't had the guts to really take a look inside anything yet.
its up under the dash...heres a little trick to help you find it...turn your 4 ways on and look under the dash and youll be able to hear right where the clicking is coming from
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its up under the dash...heres a little trick to help you find it...turn your 4 ways on and look under the dash and youll be able to hear right where the clicking is coming from
I wasn't sure if anything moved on the newer Rangers
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I wasn't sure if anything moved on the newer Rangers
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No fuse, I changed the corner light because it is a running light, it doesn't have to be amber
Actually that is incorrect.

per FMVSS 108 parking lamps may be white or amber,
marker lights must be amber in the front and red in the rear.
turn signals may be red or amber in the rear and amber in the front.

so... switchbacks are in fact totally legal, while non-amber marker lights are not.
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I used to have that same style LED setup, they aren't very bright - so I got rid of them.
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I used to have that same style LED setup, they aren't very bright - so I got rid of them.
That's okay with me, I want it to be more of an accent light anyways. Especially since I'll be doing a Bi-Xenon FX-R retrofit next spring. It just needs to be a little brighter than the stock filament bulbs which I'm sure they are by a little bit.
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That's okay with me, I want it to be more of an accent light anyways. Especially since I'll be doing a Bi-Xenon FX-R retrofit next spring. It just needs to be a little brighter than the stock filament bulbs which I'm sure they are by a little bit.
Actually, I did a side by side comparison once, and they were quite a bit dimmer. The problem is also that in direct sunlight they are totally washed out and traffic can't see them.

I've seen a few switchback style board that people have made (one comes to mind from a gen 2 eclipse) that are bright enough to both surpass the incandescent brightness and be seen in direct sunlight.
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Actually, I did a side by side comparison once, and they were quite a bit dimmer. The problem is also that in direct sunlight they are totally washed out and traffic can't see them.

I've seen a few switchback style board that people have made (one comes to mind from a gen 2 eclipse) that are bright enough to both surpass the incandescent brightness and be seen in direct sunlight.
:( damn it, oh well. if they aren't good enough then i'll simply return them. I don't really intend on using them for daytime use but if they're that bad then i'll just return them. This just kinda throws off the whole lighting look I was going for. I hate angel eyes/halos whatever you want to call them on anything other than BMWs so I would never put them on this truck cause it looks so tacky. But I like accent lighting, it catches eyes.

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They aren't too bright, but I like em. They're definitely not worth $65.

They literally look like the ebay ones I got for like nothing,

Had em well over a year now and no problems, still bright as can be.
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:( damn it, oh well. if they aren't good enough then i'll simply return them. I don't really intend on using them for daytime use but if they're that bad then i'll just return them. This just kinda throws off the whole lighting look I was going for. I hate angel eyes/halos whatever you want to call them on anything other than BMWs so I would never put them on this truck cause it looks so tacky. But I like accent lighting, it catches eyes.

Thanks for your input!
You can easily make your own boards and use white LEDs and amber LEDs in the same circuit. They will be more original as well.
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Yea, for $70 I could make some serious custom led panels.
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I got mine off another member. I didn't pay that much

At night I can almost drive with them, they are really bright, in direct sunlight, I can't tell, I'm driving.

This is a plug and play option. If you want to spend the time making some, go for it. I don't have that much free time on my hands
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Sounds like I should have asked around before making this purchase lol damn it. Impulse buys get me sometimes, well if I am not satisfied they're getting returned. I'll just have to wait and see!
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I'm sure you'll like them. The positives outweigh the negatives in my opinion.

I had no desire of cutting up my housings to make LED boards
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I'm sure you'll like them. The positives outweigh the negatives in my opinion.

I had no desire of cutting up my housings to make LED boards
That's why I went for these, I'll already be cutting up my headlight assemblies next spring for a bi-xenon retro so I'd like to save some work, even though i'll be opening them up anyway to paint the reflecting surfaces matte black. I'm sure they'll look great, I do feel I paid a little too much though.
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That's why I went for these, I'll already be cutting up my headlight assemblies next spring for a bi-xenon retro so I'd like to save some work, even though i'll be opening them up anyway to paint the reflecting surfaces matte black. I'm sure they'll look great, I do feel I paid a little too much though.
Just so you guys know, you don't need to cut up your housings for PCBs in your headlights. I use automotive GOOP to secure them. They just glue in.
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Just so you guys know, you don't need to cut up your housings for PCBs in your headlights. I use automotive GOOP to secure them. They just glue in.
I wouldn't rule out doing it. I would actually like to try to make something similar to yours, maybe a little simpler though (yours is a lot of work)

I just need a cheap set of headlights to try it on.

Being in school keeps a lot of these work intensive projects on the shelf
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I wouldn't rule out doing it. I would actually like to try to make something similar to yours, maybe a little simpler though (yours is a lot of work)

I just need a cheap set of headlights to try it on.

Being in school keeps a lot of these work intensive projects on the shelf
Mine look like a lot of work because I am incredibly slow with my mods. I am also really detailed. If you want, I would etch you boards, and leave them naked so you can populate them. The hard part is coming up with the design. If I etch you boards your using my design. Something that fits, and requires no modification to your housings.
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