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LED Turn signals - flashers/load resistors

I'm trying to figure out how this needs to work. I'm looking at replacing my front turn signal bulbs with LED bulbs from superbrightleds.com

I already replaced the corner lights (they burnt out) and they work great but don't really match the yellow turn bulbs.

According to their site, I'll need some sort of different flasher or a load resistor so the signals work properly, since they have a lower draw or something. What exactly are these, what do they do, and why do I need them? I want to make sure I get it right the first time.

these are the lights i'm looking at:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...rake-turn.html

they are the 3157s, and I probably want to go with the 45 LED one.
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so basically i just need to get new flashers and swap them out.... where are factory flasher, just on the back of the light or under the dash somewhere?
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You can get them from advanced
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EP27 electronic flasher should solve the hyper flashing with LED turn signals.

The "load resistors" are nothing more than large ceramic resistors (in most cases) that will get quite hot while in use.
I'd steer clear of them & opt for the EP27 electronic flasher, it's money well spent.
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so basically i just need to get new flashers and swap them out.... where are factory flasher, just on the back of the light or under the dash somewhere?
Look under the dash below the steering column and look up. You'll see a black rectangular plastic cover. Pull that off and you'll see 3 (or more) relays, depending on the options you have. The flasher/hazard relay is the largest and at the top of the harness pack.
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