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This is a discussion on Turn signal illumination within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I replaced my stock turn signals with LEDs and now when my headlights are turned on the turn signals are ...

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    Turn signal illumination

    I replaced my stock turn signals with LEDs and now when my headlights are turned on the turn signals are illuminated in the dash. Has anyone else run into this or know what it may be? It also had hyper blinking but that was fixed by replacing the module however my illumination problem remains.

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    Just a guess but, it might be that the resistance of the LED's is too low and the car thinks the bulbs are out.

    This happened in my Integra with LED brake lights. Not really sure if a newer car would have this same problem.
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    Any ideas on how to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravTagz View Post
    Any ideas on how to fix this?
    IDEA? Sure... If Michael's right, you could probably put a resistor in line with the wiring for your turn signal bulbs.

    But really, you ordered those from a site that states they would work with your vehicle, right? You should be contacting them. You can't be the only one in the world with their product that is experiencing this issue.
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    its just a universal bulb not vehicle specific

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    Yes, if my idea is correct a small resistor would fix it.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-LED-Bulb-...item2c529dfd93

    Something like this.
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    A resistor should fix the issue.

    Same problem with me BMW, but manufacturers started producing LEDs that had a built in resistor, so they were plug and play.
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