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post #1 of 11 Old 11-18-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Tried to install front LED running/turn lights...

This is on a 2012 Strom...

So about a month ago I ordered a set of LED light trips in amber. My plan is/was to mount them onto my barkbusters and use them as running and turn signal lights. I bought a kit that is sold to make them into 3 wires, instead of just two. Each strip draws less than 200mA. Basically they are a little dimmer for 'running' and full brightness for turn signals. My plan was to use the plug above the right turn signal (originally for a 12v outlet I believe, as a factory option), then run the hot wires from the turn signals to the corresponding side. I grounded everything thru one ground, the one in the plug above the right turn signals, but that didn't work, the turn signals wouldn't flash. I tried grounding the lights thru the turn signals separately, but that gave me the same results. The only way I can make them flash is if I hook them up as turn signals only. Any ideas on why they won't work for both running and turn set up like I was thinking?

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-18-2012, 07:07 PM
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You might be able to garner some hints from the Admore installation directions on the Twisted Throttle website: clicky clicky
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I know which wires do what. Just not sure why it wouldn't work. Maybe because the accessory plug runs off the same circuit as the turn signals?

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no flash

did you leave the original turn signals in the circuit, or remove them?

you need significant current to make the flasher flash - lots of posts on that topic
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did you leave the original turn signals in the circuit, or remove them?

you need significant current to make the flasher flash - lots of posts on that topic
Yes. Left stock turn signals inline. They worked fine. Just not the led's.

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Yes. Left stock turn signals inline. They worked fine. Just not the led's.

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I have LED bulbs for my signals, needed a relay to have them work properly

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I have LED bulbs for my signals, needed a relay to have them work properly
I was thinking about doing that if I couldn't figure out an easier way. Where did you secure your relay(s)? I can make them do signals only or running only. But can't get them to do both running and signals.

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You could try isolating the circuits from each other with diodes.

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thats odd

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Yes. Left stock turn signals inline. They worked fine. Just not the led's.

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you could have connected each bank of LEDs separately across each front light bulb (turn signal) and it should have been fine - if the LED bank was 12V plug and play.
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you could have connected each bank of LEDs separately across each front light bulb (turn signal) and it should have been fine - if the LED bank was 12V plug and play.
Right, they did work when connected only to the turns. But then they weren't hooked up as running lights as well.

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