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Old 01-12-2007
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LED Blinker Issue

I have the 3157 LED bulbs and load resistors from Velocity Leds. I got them installed and noticed when i would turn the signal on that the LED just got a little bit brighter, and in the daytime it was hard to see if it was blinking. Now unlike the standard bulb that has 2 filaments the LED has a high and low setting, the low which is on all the time with the running lamps, and the high which is flashes on and off when signaling. I didn't really care about this, until i was turning into the gas station today, and a cop went by on the opposing lane. Well i didn't pay any attention to it, until i saw him parked next to my truck. He told me that my blinker was not very visible and i need to take care of it. I do not want to put the old bulbs back in, so what i would like to do is run constant power to both ports on the socket. This is so the high beam setting will be on all the time. The reason for this is so i can somehow make the entire bulb flash off and on. I tried to do the same thing as the alternating turn signal mod, tap the signal wire into the ground, but this kept blowing the fuse. Any suggestions on how to do this?
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i dont know if you can get it all to turn on..

i got those LEDs upfront..havent had a problem
what color you got and which bulbs did you end up gettin?
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i got the super white from vleds,http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VELOC...70344008QQrdZ1, they blink, but not that visible.
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Despite claims, many of these bulbs do NOT meet DOT standards, as some people are finding out. Many LED light vendors are simply liars, lol.

Sometimes it's brightness issues in general, but usually it's a matter of how the light spreads and you can't see them well from certain angles.
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doesnt look like that would be very bright..its got like 18 then in front of that 3

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-HID...4749QQtcZphoto

ive got those which you can see 100% and i havent had a problem at all..

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i think there is a lil mod that you can do to make your corner amber(clears if you have clears) blink so it will blink the corners and that bulb..that add some to it so people can see it durin the day
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Ok, i see what you are saying. Those LEDS look pretty good, but when they blink do they go off and come back on or just get brighter when they blink? I have the turn signal mod done,so my corners blink.
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to tell you the truth i dont know off the top of my head..lol..ill have to check tomorrow for yah
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