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Old 03-09-2010, 08:26 PM
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LED Conversion

I am thinking about converting all of my bulbs besides headlights to LED..I know on my CB7 accord there were issues with hyperblinking and brake lamp light on the dash coming on. Has anyone done this with our 5th gen? What should i know?


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Re: LED Conversion

Get good LED's from Diode Dynamics Online Catalog I had cheap LED's from dealextreme.com (like $1.50 the pair and free shipping) and they went out.
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Re: LED Conversion

For brakes you would need resistors, for the indicators you could use resistors or replace/modify the flasher relay (add potentiometer or switch to an electronic one that will give the same rate no matter what the load).
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Re: LED Conversion

Do you know that load resistors create an inordinate amount of heat, thus, still being a "tax" on the electrical system, where-as the electronic flasher relay takes advantage of the lower current draw, is less to purchase ($12 for one relay vs. $14+ for two -@ minimum-load resistors) and is more stable, not to mention easier to ''replace.''
The relay handles ALL the turn lights in the car, NOT just the one it is connected too.

Curious why the above poster says you need resistors for the brakes? Whether you buy just the pre-made bulbs, or replace the whole assembly (aztec style, etc) you will NOT need to add anything else. If you are like me and create your own circuits and lighting displays, then that's a different story.
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Re: LED Conversion

Doubt anyone really uses LED's on a car to save power. Definitely agree though replacing one relay makes more sense than a whole bunch of resistors. Our cars I believe use a 6 pin flasher relay though and no one makes a direct electronic replacement, so still have to be some work involved (on some cars it would be PnP).

As for my comment about resistors and brakes. I simply meant that if as per above the OP was getting a warning light, then they would need to add resistors.
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