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Re: Upgrading to LED turn indictors on 1998 Dragster...
I suspect that the LED Lights are not giving the flasher enough of a load. You may want to put a 5 ohm 1/4 watt resistor in series with the light and see if that helps. Let me know if they light better that way.
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Most flasher units are actually designed to flash at a faster rate when a smaller current is drawn from them. This is by design to let the rider know there is a failed lamp.
Two 21 watt lamps would draw approximately 3.5 amps from the flasher unit. An LED lamp would only draw typically below 0.1A (Depending on specification and number of LEDs) then the total current for your setup would be around 2A - This is low enough to be seen as a lamp failure.
Flasher units for LED indicators are available on eBay or Amazon with prices ranging between five and ten pounds.
You have the tail light you just installed wired wrong or if the new tail light is a LED tail light your looking at the LED's possibly not drawing enough power to make the flasher work. change the flasher to a LED specific one.
I am not a electronic wizz but i believe the led's will light up but do not have enough resistance to cause the internal breakers to work. I found this. The post that had the link said that it fixes fast blink and no blink conditions. http://www.greggscustoms.com/instruc...istor_Inst.pdf
HI, HAS THE OLD OWNER INSTALED A LED FLASHER UNIT? IT MAY BE WHEN ALL 4 FLASHERS ARE ON THERE IS ENOUGH RESISTANCE TO OPPERATE THE OLD RELAY, BUT WHEN INDICATORS ARE SELECTED IN A NORMAL MODE, THE RELAY DOESNT WORK, HAVE ALSO SEEN FAILURE OF THE AFTERMARKET LED RELAYS, IF FITTED REMOVE UNIT AND CHECK THE REAR FOR ANY SIGNS OF BURNING, PAUL
remove stock relay ,find out which is live in on the new ic relay and connect this to the blue wire,find the live output from the relay and connect this to the grey wire, the last wire may need to be connected to ground to provide an ground signal to make it flash.
You are missing you rear turn signals. Yes there should be a flasher but it requires all lights to be working before it will flash. It needs the original loads on the system. If led sights are installed they should be accompanied by loads that fool the flasher into thinking that the original bulbs are still there.
The reason that the flashing speed of LED indicators are faster/different from the standard bulbs is because the original flasher were designed for the current flow of bulb types. A LED type indicator offers very low resistance and consumer very little current hence the original flasher fails to operated correctly.
Your idea of changing the flasher relay is correct. Electronic/LED flashers are available here, here and/or here.