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chris_smith

posted on 8/11/17 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
hazard fast flash - SOLVED

iv used the original mx5 loom, original mx5 hazard switch/relay, RDX led rear indicators, motorbike front indicators, and led side repeaters

when operating indicators to turn left or right everything flashes at correct speed

when operating hazards i get fast flash? but if i disconnect the front indicators it flashes at normal speed?

anyone know whats going on or how to solve?





[Edited on 9/11/17 by chris_smith]





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nick205

posted on 8/11/17 at 05:23 PM Reply With Quote
On older cars a blown bulb used to make them flash faster - have you checked all the bulbs are working?
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chris_smith

posted on 8/11/17 at 05:30 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nick205
On older cars a blown bulb used to make them flash faster - have you checked all the bulbs are working?


all indicators work fine when operating for turn signal





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rusty nuts

posted on 8/11/17 at 06:10 PM Reply With Quote
Try replacing the LEDs with bulbs.
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martin500

posted on 8/11/17 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chris_smith
iv used the original mx5 loom, original mx5 hazard switch/relay, RDX led rear indicators, motorbike front indicators, and led side repeaters

when operating indicators to turn left or right everything flashes at correct speed

when operating hazards i get fast flash? but if i disconnect the front indicators it flashes at normal speed?

anyone know whats going on or how to solve?






You probably need resistors because the LED lamps have a different resistance to conventional bulbs, google LED flasher resistors

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gremlin1234

posted on 9/11/17 at 10:34 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
You probably need resistors because the LED lamps have a different resistance to conventional bulbs, google LED flasher resistors

or a more modern 'electronic' flasher unit

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Mr Whippy

posted on 9/11/17 at 12:51 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by gremlin1234
quote:
You probably need resistors because the LED lamps have a different resistance to conventional bulbs, google LED flasher resistors

or a more modern 'electronic' flasher unit


yeah you can get an LED chip controlled flasher relay from Halfords (just two connections) which solves all these problems

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chris_smith

posted on 9/11/17 at 05:24 PM Reply With Quote
Problem now solved thanks for everyone’s input

Used resistors







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avagolen

posted on 9/11/17 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
If your flasher is 3 pin, you can also get fixed rate flashers in that format.

The important term is 'fixed rate' .

The disadvantage is that you do not get any indication of a failed bulb / led





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