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Old 06-14-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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LED turn signals with load regulators

This is my first attempt at writing a how to. I apologize for the quality of the photos as the only camera I have is on my phone. Also, this writeup was written on my phone, so if you have any additional questions, please feel free to message me.


Steps for converting turn signals from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs with load regulators.

Front turn signals:

1.) Remove your headlight fixture by lifting the two clips on the top of the assembly.


2.) Remove the power plug and the bulbs from the assembly.

3.) Remove the plastic shielding from around your turn signal wires.


4.) The blue wire is positive and the black wire (or grey in some cases) is ground. Clip one end of your regulator and your ground wire together.


5.) Clip the other wire on the regulator to the positive (blue) wire.


6.) Find a suitable mounting spot for the regulator itself. I used high heat double sided sticky tape from 3M and just stuck it to the underside of my bumper. Just remember, the regulators do get hot and if you don't use high heat tape, you'll have a dangling regulator.

7.) Reinstall the bulbs, reconnect the power and reinstall your headlight assembly.

8.) Repeat this step by step for the other side.


Rear turn signals:

1.) Remove the two screw caps holding the fabric against your trunk.


2.) Remove the three plastic wingnuts holding your outer taillight in place.


3.) Remove the bulbs from the fixture, the one with the white plastic is your turn signal. It has 2 wires - one black, one blue - going into it.


4. As with the front signals, blue is positive, black is negative. Clip one end of the regulator to the blue wire.


5.) Clip the other end of the regulator to the black wire.


6.) Mount your regulator with the double sided high heat tape. I mounted mine right below where the taillight assembly sits.


7.) Reassemble everything and repeat these steps for the other side.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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excuse my noobish question but where are the LEDs?
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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That *should* be fairly self explanitory...I hope?
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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there obviously still at the store because i dont see any in these pictures
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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Kinda funny because I have an invoice for $202.37 from superbrightleds
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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Also, in my opinion, if someone doesn't know how to install a wedge based light bulb, they probably shouldn't be installing load regulators. I figured it would be a no brainer so I left that part out. I'm sorry.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #7
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1.) Remove your headlight fixture by lifting the two clips on the top of the assembly.

So you can show how to lift two clips but you can't show which bulbs you put in
hmm....
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:50 PM   #9
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #10
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Its cool...ill just have the thread deleted and he can do it himself.
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ive just never seen led bulbs like that. i have the ones that like 9 or 12 tiny bulbs. so when i saw the picture it looked like the stock bulb.. hense the where is the LED
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:04 PM   #12
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Those are the stock bulbs. As I stated, in my opinion, if someone can't change a bulb, they shouldn't be installing regulators. I just left out the parts that a monkey could do.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:28 PM   #13
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doesn't look to hard to do i might do this on my free time at college. I would be a good project for my electronics class for automotive.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:52 PM   #14
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Its not hard to do...especially if u know how to install a bulb lol...took me 90 minutes to replace stop lights, turn signals, tail lights and the 3 in my gauge cluster that I hadn't replaced.
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lol i know how to install bulbs and regulators.
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Good guide! Night time pics please?
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Its cool...ill just have the thread deleted and he can do it himself.

DAMN i guess he didnt get a chance to delete the post but he sure did delete the pix..

OK does anyone else have any pix to replace these pix or can someone do another HOW TO???
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the instructions are still there, just no pictures... just follow what was typed and you are good to go!! who needs pictures lol jk!!
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