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Old 07-26-2011, 07:49 PM
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

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Installed switchbacks today they work but.....the driver side switchback flicker when on parking light and only while the WK engine is on.

Anybody know why????

I need help.
Also, the longer my Jeep is on, the dimmer the driver side LED will get. I'm clueless.
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

Great writeup, will be doing this to my Jeep once I have some extra cash for it.
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

I am intrigued by all the different problems and attempts at solutions in this thread.

Many, many, many electrical problems like these are simply the result of poor connections. Scotch-locks (or whatever other generic name they come under) should never be used for vehicle wiring if you expect the modification to work the first time, and then keep working for any period of time. These tapping connectors, by design, damage wiring during their installation. Small individual conductors are damaged resulting in higher overall circuit resistance. Use butt connectors (solder connections are even better) and good shrink tube for all connections. A little contact grease at exposed wiring will reduce or eliminate corrosion. Corrosion will occur over time in any environment, but anyone who lives anywhere near the ocean or where salt is used on roads in the winter time knows that corrosion will occur anywhere bare wiring is left exposed and unprotected.

Exposed wiring will corrode. Poor connections will corrode. Corroded connections result in higher circuit resistance. Improper circuit resistance results in faults with such things as leds. Leds are light emiting diodes - they give off light when the proper amount of voltage is applied to them.

The best way to perform wiring modifications is to first make temporary connections with wire nuts or crimped bare connectors and make sure the circuit works as intended - and then go back and make good solid sealed connections to complete the job. How many times can you cut that connection before you run out of wire? ... and use quality wiring with good insulation.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:35 AM
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

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I am intrigued by all the different problems and attempts at solutions in this thread.

Many, many, many electrical problems like these are simply the result of poor connections. Scotch-locks (or whatever other generic name they come under) should never be used for vehicle wiring if you expect the modification to work the first time, and then keep working for any period of time. These tapping connectors, by design, damage wiring during their installation. Small individual conductors are damaged resulting in higher overall circuit resistance. Use butt connectors (solder connections are even better) and good shrink tube for all connections. A little contact grease at exposed wiring will reduce or eliminate corrosion. Corrosion will occur over time in any environment, but anyone who lives anywhere near the ocean or where salt is used on roads in the winter time knows that corrosion will occur anywhere bare wiring is left exposed and unprotected.

Exposed wiring will corrode. Poor connections will corrode. Corroded connections result in higher circuit resistance. Improper circuit resistance results in faults with such things as leds. Leds are light emiting diodes - they give off light when the proper amount of voltage is applied to them.

The best way to perform wiring modifications is to first make temporary connections with wire nuts or crimped bare connectors and make sure the circuit works as intended - and then go back and make good solid sealed connections to complete the job. How many times can you cut that connection before you run out of wire? ... and use quality wiring with good insulation.
Well said.

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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

I'm an Electronics Engineer. Non of that is new to me.
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

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I am intrigued by all the different problems and attempts at solutions in this thread.

Many, many, many electrical problems like these are simply the result of poor connections. Scotch-locks (or whatever other generic name they come under) should never be used for vehicle wiring if you expect the modification to work the first time, and then keep working for any period of time. These tapping connectors, by design, damage wiring during their installation. Small individual conductors are damaged resulting in higher overall circuit resistance. Use butt connectors (solder connections are even better) and good shrink tube for all connections. A little contact grease at exposed wiring will reduce or eliminate corrosion. Corrosion will occur over time in any environment, but anyone who lives anywhere near the ocean or where salt is used on roads in the winter time knows that corrosion will occur anywhere bare wiring is left exposed and unprotected.

Exposed wiring will corrode. Poor connections will corrode. Corroded connections result in higher circuit resistance. Improper circuit resistance results in faults with such things as leds. Leds are light emiting diodes - they give off light when the proper amount of voltage is applied to them.

The best way to perform wiring modifications is to first make temporary connections with wire nuts or crimped bare connectors and make sure the circuit works as intended - and then go back and make good solid sealed connections to complete the job. How many times can you cut that connection before you run out of wire? ... and use quality wiring with good insulation.
yea..what ^^he said
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

Gentlemen,

I have a 2010 and am in the process of trying to do this mod. I have the six wires into the socket. Anyone know if it matters which wire is spliced. I know it needs to be the two outside, however I have two coming out of each on the outside.

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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

It doesnt matter, just splice the correct color wires. Is ur headlights an aftermarket part cause i too have 6 colors on my aftermarket but 3 on my oem ones
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

Nah... Nothing aftermarket, and I just spliced both of them and they work like champs... I used some 3 ohm 100 watt resisitors.... Kinda rolled the dice with the splice and they work great... Thanks for the help Gentlemen...
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

every time i've fixed switchbacks for people it was a connection issue. Mine have been working flawlessly for over a year (on two different jeeps)
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