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Which wire gets the resistor?

I bought some LED blinkers and corner lights a while back and I haven't gotten around to the blinkers because they need resistors. I have the resistiors, but which wire do I attach the resistors to? Black? White w/ blue stripe? Brown? The resistor has on wire coming out of each end.

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are you sure they even need the resistors? are they 12v LEDs?
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Ya, I plugged it in one day just to see if it really does need it. Front & rear blinks really fast without it.
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I believe that each resistor is added in parallel to the LED. In other words, one side to the blinker hot and the other to chassis ground (black).

Hot will be white/light blue, light green/white, orange/light blue or light green/orange depending on which of the 4 blinkers you're working on.

Ground is black at all corners.
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So if each resistor only has on wire coming out of it, then do I need two resistors per side or resistors with 2 wires coming out of each end. I am only doing the front end. I have no idea what I am doing so please pardon all the questions.
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So if each resistor only has on wire coming out of it, then do I need two resistors per side or resistors with 2 wires coming out of each end. I am only doing the front end. I have no idea what I am doing so please pardon all the questions.
You said each resistor has 2 wires which makes sense. One wire would be attached to the blinker hot and the other to chassis ground.
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You said each resistor has 2 wires which makes sense. One wire would be attached to the blinker hot and the other to chassis ground.
Ok, That makes sence. Thanks for the help! I figured you would be able to shed some light on the situation, You da man!
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Not hijack here but is there a way to do the resistors without cutting the wiring?

I was thinking of stuffing the ends into the bulb socket with the bulb????
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Electronic flasher 27 available at autozone and others. Is suppose to plug in and take care of the fast led blinker problem.
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There is no flasher relay on my 07. Went to parts store (just one) and they only had a flasher relay listed for Explorer and soprt track for 97-98.

I looked in the user manual and could not find where a flasher relay would be.

I know on my 01 Focus that the flasher "clicking" comes from the colunm switch itself. Are the newer rangers the same. I am also thinkingthat the relay is incorperated into the dirctional switch.
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With no sig its hard to know you have an 07.

The 07 uses a smart junction box, IIRC. It has no conventional blinker relay. You will need to use resistors.

For those with an 03 an older( to 95 ii think) the relay is model EP27.
http://www.autozone.com/Ntt,EP27/sho...allResults.htm
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Thanks for the info..

I fixed the sig thing. didn't even realize I didn't fill in yet
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