Is your LED bulb blinking too fast? No worries—it’s an easy fix! LED lighting draws much less power and lasts way longer than standard incandescent lighting that comes stock with most vehicles. Although the reduced draw of LEDs has advantages, replacement of turn signal bulbs with LEDS will cause what is called hyperflashing. Hyperflashing is when the turn signals blink faster than your stock incandescent bulbs did. This happens because your new LED bulbs draw such little power that your turn signal relay sees the bulbs as being out.
There are two strategies you can use to fix this issue:
Installing an LED flasher module specifically designed for LED bulbs. This is the easiest method for fixing hyperflashing. These modules are economically priced and are usually simple to install. In most cases, these flasher units are little circular or square boxes with metal prongs sticking out one side that simply plug into where your stock flasher went. Our LED flashers function with both LED and incandescent bulbs, so even if you have LED turn signals in the back and incandescent bulbs still in the front, you can use our LED flasher modules with no problems. Before you order, compare the pin diagram of the stock flasher with the pin diagram of our flashers on our website.
Installing a load resistor kit. Unlike plug-and-play LED flasher modules, load resistor kits require some wiring to install. Through the use of a load resistor kit (pictured right), LED bulb blinking can be slowed down to a normal rate. These resistors are to be installed in parallel (tied to positive and negative) for each LED bulb. A detailed printable installation guide can be downloaded here: How to Install an LED Load Resistor
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Kayleigh is an in-house Graphic Designer and Social Media Specialist at Super Bright LEDs, Inc. and is going on her third year with the company. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her boyfriend and little black kitty cat.