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Old 01-06-2014, 07:05 PM
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Re: Resistors vs led electronic flashers??

From my understanding, there is no individual flasher unit. All the indicator flashing is controlled by the BCM (Body Control Module) and cannot be changed to accommodate LED turn signals. The only way I have seen, is to use the resistors to trick the BCM into thinking that the standard globe is being used.

Being the car is CANBus, you need to be very careful not to upset the electronics of the car. Gone are the old school days of just replacing the flasher can to a LED compatible unit.

The resistor method is the only simple way of achieving a normal operation of LED turn signals.
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Re: Resistors vs led electronic flashers??

I was also very 'disappointed' that the 2014 JGC had LEDs everywhere except the rear. I have changed to LED reverse and turn indicators. The indicators do require load resistors to stop the hyperflash.

My initial ebay purchase provided some useless dull lights that we much dimmer than the factory bulbs. I have now purchased some amber LEDS to be proud of. The 30W LED units are a bit brighter than the factory bulbs. They draw 400mA (4.8W) and with 8 ohm/50W resistors, they match the factory bulbs specs (22W).

I have attached a video with the 30W LED on the left and the factory bulb on the right.
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