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Turn signal light on but will not blink - March 25, 2008, 04:22 PM

Busted the turn signal on a 93 zx7. After markets on in rear already, putting new ones on, get them to light but not blink. Any thoughts would be appreciated?
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March 25, 2008, 04:29 PM

triple check your wiring, maybe? :shrug:

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March 25, 2008, 04:30 PM

You mean they are on solid? I may be mistaken but reverse the polarity on the wiring (switch the wires + and -)


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March 25, 2008, 04:32 PM

yup on solid
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March 25, 2008, 04:41 PM

switched the wiring, nope not it
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March 25, 2008, 04:48 PM

Did you buy an LED instead of a conventional bulb? LEDs sometimes need a resistor inline.
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March 25, 2008, 04:49 PM

most likely your relay brunt out so you'll probably need a new one of those.
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yup bulb before now LED's
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Hmm usually there is a relay in line which is why if the polarity is switched it hits the relay on the opposite end... I dunno man.

There is often times a resistor/relay that keeps the LED from blinking rapidly... is that on?


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The Custom LED Universal Load Equalizers come in two stages, and cures the common problems associated with retrofitting incandescent turn signal bulbs to LEDs. There are basically two things that can happen if one replaces the stock turn signals with LEDs (or smaller bulbs) on their vehicle or motorcycle.

Usually, when you remove incandescent bulbs from a blinker system and replace them with LEDs - the stock flasher relay begins to blink too fast. This is actually the designed response of the flasher relay as it is trying to indicate to the operator that a bulb is burned out, which is not the case.

Alternatively, it is possible that your blinker system will stop working all together - either the blinkers will come on and stay on steady, or they will not come on at all, or the left and right indicators will illuminate at the same time! Rest assured, Custom LED has a solution for you...

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http://www.customled.com/PRODUCTS/TH..._equalizer.htm
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Go back to the bulb (I know you said you busted it, but you may have one of the four left over) and if it blinks then the flasher unit that makes it flash is good. If it does not then the flasher unit is bad and needs to be replaced.

In cars the relay uses the heat of the closed circuit to make it reset and set again which gives you the flash, and also makes the noise you hear when you have your turn signal on. On older cars the clicking noise is more pronounced.


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The Custom LED Universal Load Equalizers come in two stages, and cures the common problems associated with retrofitting incandescent turn signal bulbs to LEDs. There are basically two things that can happen if one replaces the stock turn signals with LEDs (or smaller bulbs) on their vehicle or motorcycle.

Usually, when you remove incandescent bulbs from a blinker system and replace them with LEDs - the stock flasher relay begins to blink too fast. This is actually the designed response of the flasher relay as it is trying to indicate to the operator that a bulb is burned out, which is not the case.

Alternatively, it is possible that your blinker system will stop working all together - either the blinkers will come on and stay on steady, or they will not come on at all, or the left and right indicators will illuminate at the same time! Rest assured, Custom LED has a solution for you...

More here ->
http://www.customled.com/PRODUCTS/TH..._equalizer.htm
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The way your stock relay works is:
- run current to light up signal bulbs, which heats up filament in relay
- after heating up enough and expanding, filament breaks contact with circuit, interrupting current to bulbs
- filament cools down and contracts due to lack of current, eventually closing circuit again
- repeat

the LEDs use less current, so the filament never heats up enough to break the circuit, so the LEDs stay lit until you turn the signal off. Or something like that...
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March 26, 2008, 09:14 AM

L E D 's have always just blinked faster for me, this sounds like a flasher problem. I personally have no knowledge with/where flasher is? Have a manual? If not call a kawi dealer and ask to speak to service technician. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful dude.
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most likely your relay brunt out so you'll probably need a new one of those.
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