Turn signal light flasher quandry
A few weeks back I dumped my K4 Manstrom in a little mud bog (submerged tree branch took the front end right out) which naturally cracked the eggshell thin front turn signal on that side.
Today I decided to ditch the cheesy factory turn signals in favor of some flush mount truck cab marker lamps procured from Pep Boys. Problem is that the lamp assemblies are not large enough to accommodate the 21W 1156 bulbs that the OEM eggshells have, and the stupid combination flasher module and kickstand switch relay doesn't like the lack of current, so it flashes too fast. I've even replaced the wimpy low wattage bulbs in the marker lights with some 10W euro bulbs, but even that is not enough to keep the (K4+) flasher relays happy.
I've seen where folks have split the wiring off of the OE combo relay in favor of a dedicated flasher, especially for LED type applications. Just curious if anyone has ever speced out a flasher module for the stock 21W rears (protected by my side cases) along with a 10W front bulb.
By the way, the cab lights look much more streamlined. But are a bit harder to see from the front, being tucked in so tight to the headlight. Maybe what I should do is to just parrallel a second set of lamps up on the front somewhere for the added conspicuity.
Last edited by 1 Wheel Drive; 05-26-2012 at 11:20 AM.