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    Yeah, the orange dome kept flipping upside down. I ended up turning the headlite upside down, laying on my back looking up through the front of the light, and reaching my arm around to come in the hole from behind the light. With this method, the dome would sit the correct way for the edges to be accessible from the hole. PITA!

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    Originally posted by Hot_Dog
    I did have hyper blinker. I tried to get an electronic flasher, but all of the flashers have "Lamp outage" indicators, so they give you hyper blinker too! So, I hot wired up some resistor packs that basically simulate a light bulb. I took two 10 ohm resistors and put them in parallel to get 5 ohms. Then I hooked them into the wires for the turn signal bulb and zip-tied them under the head lights. The resistors were large power resistors: 10 ohms, 10 watts. I got them at radio shack. The LED bulbs I got from http://www.ledtronics.com

    I know that wasn't the most elegant solution, but it works fine and I don't have rice blinker. I'll try to take some pics of it soon.
    Hot_Dog,

    Where did you get the info to go with those resistance values? Also you wired the resistors parallel for 5 ohms but did you install them in series with the power wire or did you run them parallel across both wires ? I followed your link to LEDTRONICS and I am pretty sure I will be buying those.

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    ClavoWRX: I used an ohm meter to measure the resistance of the light bulb...it measured around 5 ohms. I wired the resistors in parallel with the LED bulb.

    Here's another thread with a picture:
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    Just thought I'd post a pic of mine

    here's 1
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    mesaro,

    Did you buy a new set of stock headlights? Or is that a photoshop job. Also, did you only take the orange cover off and use the stock bulbs?
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    Originally posted by RLsChMiDt
    mesaro,

    Did you buy a new set of stock headlights? Or is that a photoshop job. Also, did you only take the orange cover off and use the stock bulbs?
    I bought a spare set just in case anything happened. I'm still debating on baking and painting them tho. All I did was pop off the orange cover, break it up, and shook it out. Then got Silvania Silvervisions (Look silver but blink orange).
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    Originally posted by mesaro
    I bought a spare set just in case anything happened. I'm still debating on baking and painting them tho. All I did was pop off the orange cover, break it up, and shook it out. Then got Silvania Silvervisions (Look silver but blink orange).
    Did you get hyper blinker from those? If not, then I'm gonna look into gettin them. I'm prolly gonna get the headlight bulbs (i think Silverstar) and i'll get those at the same time...

    edit: where'd you get them!?
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    Originally posted by RLsChMiDt
    Did you get hyper blinker from those? If not, then I'm gonna look into gettin them. I'm prolly gonna get the headlight bulbs (i think Silverstar) and i'll get those at the same time...

    edit: where'd you get them!?
    No hyper blink as these are not LED's. The only thing is you have to file down one of the nubs.

    Go here for the bulbs. I got them from powerbulbs.com
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    chrisquik, do u have pictures of the debaging?

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    Here a couple of my removal and trunk debadge sorry for the fuzzyness i took em off a camcorder at night
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    Resistor Wiring Diagram

    Originally posted by ClavoWRX
    Hot_Dog,

    Where did you get the info to go with those resistance values? Also you wired the resistors parallel for 5 ohms but did you install them in series with the power wire or did you run them parallel across both wires ? I followed your link to LEDTRONICS and I am pretty sure I will be buying those.

    Clavo.
    This took me awhile to figure out also. I just installed LED blinkers in my headlights this past weekend. They work perfect... normal blinking speed now!

    If you put an ohmmeter on a stock turn signal bulb, it'll measure 5 ohms... so to simulate the bulb with resistors you need a 5 ohm resistor. Radio Shack sells resistors in varying resistances and watts. Since we're dealing with a 12v system... we need higher wattage resistors than the typical 1/4 or 1/2 watt ones. Rad Shack sells 10 watt resistors... plenty for what we need... but they only have 1 ohm and 10 ohm ones... so to get the required 5 ohms we can: a) hook up five 1 ohm resistors in series, or b) hook up two 10 ohm resistors in parallel. The latter is the easier choice. A two pack of 10 ohm/10 watt resistors ran me $1.50 and you'll need 4 total resistors (2- two packs).

    The Turn Signal/Parking Light wiring harness has three wires in it: Red is the parking light source, Black is the common ground, and Black with Green tracer is the turn signal source. You'll want to hook up your resistor pack to the Black w/Green tracer wire on one side and to the Black wire on the other side. Do not cut the wires... you're simply tapping into them.

    Check out this simple PaintShop diagram I made... it should show it pretty well. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
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