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well hay there!

i looked around to see if anyone had done a write up on this with no results, SOOOOOO i did this myself and heres what i did

DISCLAIMER: this can be easy or hard depending your your level of experience, i work on cf-18 hornets in the canadian forces so this is oh so easy for me, i dont not take liability if you damage your car doing this

SO DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

for thoes of you chuckling and saying this is easy for you too, come along on this adventure with me :)

First get your tools:

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small blade and a pair of pliers

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a multimeter a mans best friend!

now for parts! you will need:

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2 easy splice for each turn signal so 4 in total.

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and 2 resistors (these are 50 watt 6 oms of resistance)

and 2 led switchback bulbs!!!! 7443 size:)

alright!!!! now down to business.

step 1

start by unplugging one or both of your front turn signal lights from the housing and also unplug the wire from them light mount
this will free up space and stop you from maby damaging any parts that are close by and what your working with.

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this is what you should end up with, i also at this point tested to see if my switchback bulb fit in the socket

step 2

now that the factory bulbs are removed and the socket from the housing we have a bit more room to work with.
take your blade and cut back the protective tape to uncover the 3 wires that are connected to the turn signal female plug.

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this is what it should look like now ( roughly)

now both sides have 3 wires but they are different colours.

black is your ground so one end of your resistor will be spliced to this wire on both turn signal plugs

heres the different colors

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left right


left: black, green/purple and grey/orange

Right: black light blue/white, purple/grey

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i put in 2 small pieces of jewellery wire my girlfriend has cause she's artsy fartsy
into the plug to check the voltage to make sure im splicing the correct wires
 

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
too many photos so heres the rest

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i turn on my turn signal in my car and check the voltage,set your voltimeter to 20v

so starting from the black wire (ground) to the center plug and i got a voltage of 6.88
and it then jumped to 10v so this is the rite one! :)

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prepare your quick splice and see where you wanna put it

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one end of the resistor and the black (ground) rite and CRUNCH it in

do the same on both. and the other end of the resistor goes to the center wire on both plugs, this is the turn signal positive wire

now that both ends of the resistor are crimped into place you are ready to test, don't button everything up just yet, make sure everything works properly before you put everything away.

and thats it , tape it all up nicly with electrical tape and put everything back to its rightful place

hope this helps

video of results will be on here tonight :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkYtPXaKKqE

ask questions ill answer
 

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Not a bad write-up man, nice work!
 

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Where did you mount the resistor? I had those for my truck and found that they got extremely hot to the point of burning your finger if you touched them...
I had them for my tail lights too, so powered on at all times... Is this the case with your or were mine defective? Just would hate to melt anything or screw
anything up under the hood....
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
sorry about the video, iv'e fixed it and now it should work :)

as for the mounting iv'e left them firmly suspended by attaching the wire together with electrical tape to the original harness leaving a space so that they are not touching anything :) they do get verry hot this is normal.
 

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im just making sure i understood everything correctly.

you simply splice the resistor that comes with the bulbs to the center wire of both harnesses and the ground, correct?
 

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i dont not take liability if you damage your car doing this
Doesn't that mean you do take liability lol :signs015:
 
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lol jnoobs!

my bad!

and yes sik gambler, ground and center wire :)
 

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lol i just had to put my 2 cents in somewhere
 

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cool. this is a super easy mod i think I may have to partake in it.

Another question, since you work on fighter jets!

would you happen to know how to move the DRL to the blinkers? so I have the white DRL with the switchback acting for the blink :drool:
 

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Hi guys,

When you drive night, the switchback lights (front side) are ON or OFF?
My original bulbs, when i drive night are ON (amber) but the switchback LED are OFF.
I have them ON (white) only when the DRL is active (daytime)
:(( How can i make them to be ON (white) when the DRL is inactive?

Thanks
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
at night they are on and white
day time running are on and white
only when your use your turn signal should they not be white. they should be amber

the only way to have them on when day time lights are not on is to turn your headlights on manually and also if you push the fog light button ( if you have them ) that also turns all your lights on as well

what kind of switchbacks did you buy?

mode one or two?

mode one: like me ,only activates yellow ( amber) when you put your turn signal on

mode two: alternates between white and yellow (amber) when your turn signal is activated

i've never dealt with a car with mode two, so i am not 100% sure on how that would work.

let me know if i was able to answer your question...

if not, lets figure this out.
 

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so sik gambler, if i understand correctly you want your headlights to be off during the day and just have the led switchback on in its place?
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
you do have the resistors installed correct?

also could your bulbs be installed backwards?
 

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I checked the resistors wires and are ok, i put the bulbs backward and the same problem ( white is on only when the DRL is active). I checked the bulbs and are 7443-7444. :((( The white lights are going off when i press the gear button to go in R/N/D mode.
 
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