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wheres the turn signal flasher?

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:01 PM
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wheres the turn signal flasher?

I'm gonna be installing some led lights for front & rear turn signals.
I was looking to see if I will need the relay flasher for led lights.
but it appears that the flasher is built in the instrument cluster???
 
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:46 PM
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where you going to get the led lights and what type/model/brand will it be and the price.i've seen some on ebay but just not sure will it work w/USDM FIT. is that what you have also and can you post some pics. i'm thinking of doing this also but just dont have enough info on it
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:56 AM
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I ordered replacement bulbs from hong kong, they are
the same ones sold at:
v-leds.com
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:21 AM
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which catagory did you get and what type
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:31 AM
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I got the amber 7440 reflector bulbs, they have 24 leds, with 6 leds around the sides to light up the reflector.
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:34 AM
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is this for the front or the rear
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:42 AM
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they are for the front & rear.
They come in amber, red & white. So you can get some for your backup lights.
 
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so this model will work with the front/rear signal and backup light.would it work with the rear brake light
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:16 PM
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Thumbs down Hyperflashing confirmed

Just confirmed led turn signal bulbs cause hyperflashing.
THey will need an inline load resister to make them flash properly.
 
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what is that? never heard of that..
 
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hyperflashing is when your turn signals flash real fast
 
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i hate that crap!
 
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:03 PM
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Thumbs up You need a load equalizer

I put HID LED turn signals on mine. You'll have to use load equalizers since honda intigrated the flasher unit into the instrument cluster so you can't replace it.

Here's where I got mine from http://autolumination.com/equalizers.htm
You'll want 2 of these: One on each side covers front and rear.

3 OHM DELUXE ALUMINUM
50 Watt LED Load Equalizers

The insallation Diagram link is right below the equalizers

Here is where I installed mine.
Passengers side, on the strut housing.


Drivers side, in the chanel in front of the battery below the air intake you'll have to take the stock intake off to get to it.


Load equalizers get very hot very fast so they needed to be somewhere they could get air and away from anything plastic as they will melt plastic. And they will burn you if you touch them after just a few bulb flashes.

That will make your turn signals flash at the normal rate.
 

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Old 09-04-2006, 04:25 PM
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Unhappy Turn Signal Flasher on the U.S. FIT (Location)

You can forget about changing the flasher to an LED compatable one and just go ahead and put in Load Equalizers. Here is where it is just so you know.
That's it at the tip of the screwdriver.


It's integrated into the instrument cluster directly behind the top of the speedometer. I took my dash apart to find the blasted thing.
Back of the cluster opened.


Back of the cluster closed.


Front of the cluster with dash apart.


As you can see you're better off just using Load Equalizers. I used (2) 3 Ohm 50 Watt equalizers one for each side of the car, mounted them in the engine compartment and wired them to the front turn signal wiring. There are pics of where I mounted them already in this forum.

I got my equalizers here http://autolumination.com/equalizers.htm. Installation directions are provided right below them in a link.

Good luck and be careful if you decide to tear your dash apart it's a little tricky the first time.
 
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thanks for the pics, I wanted to avoid as much load as possible on the alternator by using led bulbs all around.
I guess its not convient to do on the fit.
 
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:46 PM
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You're welcome. No but you can change some to LED like the license plate lights, the interior light in the back and the dome light. But if you do the dome light you'll lose the fade out funtion it has.

You could probably do the tail lights as well since there are both tail lights and stop/tail lights. On the stock set up the top red lights are just tail and the bottom ones are both stop/tail. The 3rd brake light is also a possability. As well as the back up lights.

Dome light
DE3175
License plate
168
Trunk/Cargo area
168
High mount stop light (3rd brake light)
7440
Tail light
7443
Back up light
7440

Good luck.
 
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Turn signal flasher

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows where the turn signal flasher is AND a wiring diagram of which pins do what. I'm wanted to change ALL bulbs to LED and i've got a flasher from a 4Runner and i'm curious if it works. Thanks!!
 
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Its built into the instrument panel
 
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:13 PM
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Slow Flasher

Hey, in my Toyota 4Runner, i had LED turn signals. As you know, LED's take less power than conventional light bulbs, therfore, my turn signals hyperflashed. All i needed to do was put a slow flasher inplace of the OEM flasher unit. (That or put a resistor of soome sort before the LED bulbs) Anyway, what i'm wondering is if anyone know where to get a slow flasher for the USDM 2007 Honda Fit Sport AT and/or, since the flasher unit is behind the gauge cluster, is it even interchangable?? I REALLY want to have all my exterior lights LED so i dont'have to worry about changing them. If you've tried to change your bulbs in the Fit/Jazz, you know how difficult they are. Any help would be awesome.

PS: I still have the slow flasher from my 4Runner so if i can use that one, even better.
 
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Any pics of them working??
 

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