The OEM flasher is designed to handle the number of bulbs from the factory. Adding extra bulbs would likely cause an increase in the flash rate.Hey Don,
If that is the case and the amperage is being brought to the level of the incandescent, than why would it create a problem?? Is it because it would be adding, for example, another bulb load to the maxed out circuit?? I believe the turn signal lights are on a separate circuit from the other lights but I might be wrong. They should still be represented by a 20 amp fuse.
JW Motoring sells a hyperflash hookup that may be for this issue.
Did you want the coves lit all the time or just when the turn signal is engaged? Some switchback LED's might look pretty cool for that setup- white when driving, yellow when turning. What color is your car?I want to put lights in the side coves of my C5 which will react to the turn signals.
What are these switchbacks that you are referring to?? I am intrigued...Did you want the coves lit all the time or just when the turn signal is engaged? Some switchback LED's might look pretty cool for that setup- white when driving, yellow when turning. What color is your car?
I have the amber LEDs in my coves. It is a close match for the factory amber/yellow color, and looks good on its own at night and also as a supplemental turn signal. If you arrange yours in the same manner, you could still have a set of red, wired sepateley to the DRL, and it would be on all the time....or you could wire them so they are only on at night and would not act as turn signals. Am I interpreting correctly what you are contemplating? Also, be advised, your local laws may not allow any other color than amber to be used, as red is technically supposed to be reserved for the rear of the vehicle. That being said I have red LEDs in my 73 and have never had any trouble. But you can definitely have both colors in your coves and use the one set (amber) as turn signals and the other (red) as running lights. The red ones you could either wire directly to the DRL and be on all the time, or you could wire them into either the fog light switch, a separate toggle, even a remote, and have them turn on whenever you wanted instead of having to have them on in the daytime, which is what will happen if you use the DRL. Its been awhile since I did mine but I believe all I have said above is true and accurate.I'm inspired!!!! What I really would like to do is have a set of amber/orange led's in the cove for the turn signals and a set of red led's in there also to function when the parking lights are activated. I would need to do some imaginative relay wiring whereas to shut the parking lights down when the turn signals turn on but i think this is futile as the turn signals turn on and off until the switch is deactivated by turning the steering wheel or manually turning the lever off, which would mean...as the turn signal flashed during its "OFF" cycle, the parking light red would flash opposite until the turn signal turned off. Hmmm... My reasoning is the turn signal is amber and the normal parking light color would be red. What color do you have coming out of your 2000 cove??? Would red suffice for turn signal???
I'm going to look up your post as you have great ideas and writeups.
Big T has it right, they are usually used in the DRL's, but they only use about 300 mA, so adding them to the circuit shouldn't be an issue. I don't have a picture with them lit amber, but this is what they look like white:What are these switchbacks that you are referring to?? I am intrigued...
Either a hyperflash harness or load resistors, but I strongly recomend the hyperflash harnes- it takes about 45 minutes to install, and is plug and play. The tough part is getting behind the interior temperature sensor ....:doh:I am pretty sure you will need a device to prevent hyperflash if you go that route.
9.5 inch in orange...How many light LED are you using in the coves??