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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

Post by bertvorgon » 19 Jun 2018 10:57

Yesterday I went to try to get at my wiring harness's under my dash/steering column.

I basically gave up as I just cannot easily strip stuff away now. My tach and wide-band are mounted on the top steering cover, then a nest of thermo-couple wires, methanol spray trigger wires, blah, blah, are in the way, just too much to peel away. If I did not have lights/turns, it would be a project to be tackled for sure, but, I do have functioning, BRIGHT lights now, so it's just not worth the effort to gain another 2 volts at this point.

I leave it to someone else to check there system and if the problem area is really nailed down, then that could just be the target project.
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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

Post by RMS » 19 Jun 2018 12:25

maybe we run relays and a dedicated power feed ? ..... thats how I did the brake and running lights in 6inches
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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

Post by bertvorgon » 19 Jun 2018 13:42

When I was at Andy's yesterday, that is EXACTLY what he suggested.

What would be cool to do also would be to have a variable DC power supply...check bulbs at 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 volts,
see what the brightness change is in reality. I know in my case, 8 volts to start, the incandescent was very dull.

The LED's at 10v at the back seem very good, but, could they be brighter? I should fire up one bulb in the socket, and as my battery is in the trunk, hit another one with full battery voltage, I do have some extra 1156/1157 LED.
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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

Post by bertvorgon » 20 Jun 2018 21:06

I was over at the 510 today and did some quick testing.

For sure, at full battery voltge 12 -13, my LED 1156 was significantly brighter than the standard 1156 bulb.

At the turn signals, at 10 VOLTS, the LED was WAY brighter than the standard, which has an almost yellow glow to it, hence the dullness.

I decided to check the licence lights and the rear tail running light, ALL had 11 Volts.

so again, I surmise that there is voltge loss through that turn signal switch and just generally some line loss through our old wiring and connections.
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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

Post by RMS » 20 Jun 2018 23:13

sounds like the stock harness should only be used for switching relays.
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Re: Turn signal flasher relay

Post by bertvorgon » 21 Jun 2018 07:08

Yah, if anyone is still running stock bulbs for really bright lights a relay would be the way to go..

Anyone with a battery in the trunk would have an easy go of it, as good power is right there.
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