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post #1 of 8 Old 04-04-2019, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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LED blinkers on the cheap

Granted, I'm new here and there's a lot I don't know, but (there's always a but) why would one buy the Suzuki led turn signal kit for over $200 when you can piece it together for so much less? I just bought a 7-pin relay made for Suki and it works on both led and standard bulbs.it cost $11]

With some led light replacements, you're done!

Sure beats this! -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-Genui...edirect=mobile

Edit- I had a link to the relay on Amazon but took it down because it also brought up my account.

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I assume your system works like mine.

Be aware with the aftermarket relay you will not get any indication like a fast or slow flash if one if your turn signals is not working.
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Rolex, didnt think of that. But led's rarely go out!

I bought a crap load of led bulbs for my camper(s) and have more than a lifetimes worth! I still carry extra bulbs...
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Cheap leds are crap, the mostly contain 5mm or 3mm leds, I've been through many. You need high brightness leds with a bright output. I bit the bullet and picked up some Yamaha ones and they're bright, you get that laser diode shine when you look at them from a distance. You get what you paid for.

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I got a cheap replacement flasher compatible with LEDs for $15, a pair of high brightness / output LED 1156 bulbs for $25, and painted the inside of the turn signal housing white with a rattle can I had in the basement.

I indeed got what a paid for: a relatively cheap solution much brighter and more noticeable than stock 1156 bulbs both up-close and at a distance.

I agree with medve's sentiment of getting what you pay for relative to the aftermarket complete-replacement LED turn signals. The cheap options have woefully low output. That's why I went with the above and couldn't be happier.

(Well, I'll be happier once I convert my turn signals to a super-bright LED module like the Whelen LIN3 or more likely one of the lower cost / higher value options.)
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I got my led relay in and put in the last two led blinkers. Im very happy with both the price and quality of my set up. I still need to change out those little lights up front. I have them already but can't get my fat fingers up in there to release them.
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I replaced mine with relatively inexpensive LEDs and bought the aftermarket relay from the UK.

Now, don't pistol whip me for what I'm about to say, but a cheap trick to increasing the brightness of my cheap LED bulbs...? Lined the interior of the light fixture with aluminum foil that I crumpled dozens of times to create hundreds of random creases. Glued it in along the back of the fixture, and let me tell you... those bulbs are BRIGHT

But don't do what I did...
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I replaced mine with relatively inexpensive LEDs and bought the aftermarket relay from the UK.

Now, don't pistol whip me for what I'm about to say, but a cheap trick to increasing the brightness of my cheap LED bulbs...? Lined the interior of the light fixture with aluminum foil that I crumpled dozens of times to create hundreds of random creases. Glued it in along the back of the fixture, and let me tell you... those bulbs are BRIGHT

But don't do what I did...
I did the same. I read where someone painted the inside white but thought aluminum a better answer to the "problem".
You're correct , they are appreciably brighter. I didn't glue mine. I justpressed it in. Works for me!
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