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How To: Have LED's with NO Hyper Flash

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Here is a very simple How To: Have LED's with NO Hyper Flash.

This is specific so that you do not have to put ANY resistor that bridge the wires to usually avoid the fast flash. I did try looking for a replacement low amperage LED replacement switcher for out cars, and no one makes them.

What you do loose is the bulb out function that this transistor clipping does. I personally don't care....

This will work on MX3/MX6/626/Probes.

This works on my car, and I did load up the brake lights and rear turning lights with LED's and my corners, works like a charm!!


Disclaimer: This is a mod for your car, and I accept no responsibility if you mess up and electrocute or hurt yourself. Lets just say if you hurt yourself, then by the Darwinian standards you're not a winner

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- Bendy Back
- Needle nose pliers
- Small Pointy scissors
- Small tweezers



Step 1:


- Find this Signal Flasher Relay under the drivers side dash right near the Hood Release
- There will be 3 relay's under there, this is the middle one.
- You can wiggle it around and give it a bit of a yank and it will come loose.

If you grabbed the right one, you will have this one





Step 2

- Take the bottom protective cover off (The tabs hold the bottom in place)
- Use the needle nose pliers to pull the circuit board, then you will have the below.





Step 3

- Here is where you look for the little black transistor and clip the outermost/first leg with the scissors. Picture below will show you which one to clip/cut
- You will notice that I bent the bottom of the clipped leg back





Step 4


- Put all back together and install LED lights in your corners or rear tail lights. And sit back and enjoy

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Pfffft... I gave you girls the holy grail of hyper-flash avoidance..... and no comments

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Pfffft... I gave you girls the holy grail of hyper-flash avoidance..... and no comments
Draw an arrow to show which one to clip and ill give ya some credit!

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I circled it, you can click on the "image has been resized" and you can see it super large

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I just seen this guide. Sounds so easy. I wish I had seen it before I bought 2 resistors.
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So your telling me I just have to clip a single connection and when I run leds in my blinkers... no super flash mod?

Its all the rage... with the nissen skid racers!

So, what's the catch?

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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Only catch is trying to put the damn thing back in under the dash into its mount :P

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Very nice! Congrats. With LED's becoming the norm in all new vehicles this mod is going to be very popular. Thank you TwoPedalWarrior.
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What you do loose is the bulb out function that this transistor clipping does. I personally don't care....
Can you elaborate on what that means? What is the bulb out function?

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Can you elaborate on what that means? What is the bulb out function?
PaulG, you know when you look at the turn signal bulb, and it has two filaments? When one of the filaments burns out, it triggers the hyper-flash - bulb out warning because the amp load of the bulb changes.

The clipping of the transistor basically makes the whole system run with out the hyperflash/bulb-out warning if a bulb dies.

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Ah...Cool, I understand now. I think that's a small price to pay!

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Neat find soon to be renamed "ThreePedalWarrior" thanks broski

Just did this to 626 & MX6

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Or the return of pismoless.... now that's a throw back.

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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Neat find soon to be renamed "ThreePedalWarrior" thanks broski

Just did this to 626 & MX6

Actually Andy, TwoPedalWarrior can stay. Why you ask? Even when the manual swap is done and I have a third pedal... well... brakes are for sissies

That is why the name will stay


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Or the return of pismoless.... now that's a throw back.

Ya pismoless, that name actually reaches back to the 90's for me, that was my handle of dial up BBSs'

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