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Old 07-27-2011, 03:34 PM
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

Thanks Belligerent & Friends.

I finally got in contact with VLEDS and they are sending a free set of 3ohm resistors.

And .moneen., where the hell have you been with that post? Could have used it a long time ago. Lol. Thanks though foreal.

And I ask you a long long time ago how much for the rear coil spacers and you never said anything.

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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

Got them working with 3 ohm. They're beautiful. Type 1 AWAWAW.
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

good job.

did you see i got the rear LEDs going with NO resistors/
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:21 PM
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

IDK. it just worked. I have the 06 tails with 2 bulbs. I needed one reg bulb and one CK bulb. I have all 4 in and NO resistirs connected and its all workinmg so far.

i did notice a CEL last night but that might be something else.

see my thread led tail bulbs
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

Ok I attempted to install mine tonight and I am running into some of the same issues you had. I even have the 3ohm resistors.

OK here are my issues:

1. When I turn them on initially, the right side will fire about 1 second before the left one. They will work and function properly for about 2 minutes.

2. I then started the truck up and turned the parking lights on. Again, the right side fires about a second before the left. Left blinker works, right blinker works. I then put the hazard lights on... they blink perfectly, together, and that part is perfect. Then, after they have been blinking for, lets say, 30 seconds, I turn the hazards off and back to parking lights only.... nothing for about 10-15 seconds. They will barely start to light up (not at the same rate either. one is lighting up a little faster than the other... both barely firing) and then finally light back up to full strength. (sometimes takes up to 15 seconds)

3. I then just had the parking lights on for about a minute or so and one will just shut off randomly. It will then start to barely come on and light up to full power.

I have no idea what to do here. I even relocated the grounds to the fender thinking they weren't a good ground. That didnt help at all. No fuses are blown. It SHOULD work, but it is not.

PLEASE HELP!

I really want these to work for me and any help is appreciated.


These are the bulbs I have: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...72044-1-2.html

What blows is that I didnt want to have switchbacks, i wanted all white that would blink white but they sent me switchbacks... Kinda pissed about this whole process.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:14 AM
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

bump for some help.

Should I try some 1.5 ohm resistors since these have a good amount of LEDs?? Do I have too much resistance?
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:18 AM
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

Yeah. Sounds like too much resistance. I had too much resistance with 6 ohm. But when I switched to 3 ohm, all is now well.

Some WK's work with 3 ohms and other work with 1.5 ohm.
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

I think I will try some 1.5 ohm resistors. One questions though. It looks like if I buy replacements they dont come with the wires, will I need to disconnect the current resistor from the wires and solder the new ones in?

I have never used a soldering iron before, but hell, what a time to start, right!?
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

do these look right?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wirewound-Al...00836548939403

Also, what would be the cause of the right (passenger) side firing before the left (driver) side does?
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Re: I Need Help With Switchbacks.....

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Also, what would be the cause of the right (passenger) side firing before the left (driver) side does?
Resistance.

When I had to much resistance, only 1 switchback would flicker and eventually die.

As for soldering, just watch YouTube videos.
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