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Hey guys i saw that a few of you have the V-Led signal upgrade. I think they look sick and i really want to get em but i dont really understand why they blink quickly and i dont get how to fix that issue. If anybody knows or has pics on what the kit looks like to fix this, id greatly appreciate it!
 

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They blink quickly because the LED is not as much of a load for the OEM flasher, so it blinks fast. There is two ways to fix the Hyper Flash, one is to replace the Flasher with one made for LEDs so it will flash at the normal rate, but the lights won't flash anymore when using your remote entry. The second way is to install load resistors to the turn signal circuits. This way isn't as easy as just swapping out the flasher, but it is still an easy install and your lights will still flash with the remote entry.

Here is a picture of my load resistors and mounting plates. I bought them also at V-Leds.

 

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Thanks again lol. Ok so I see in this pic one wire on the load resistor is grounded and im guessing the other goes to the bulb? I have to just pop the hood and see what it looks like stock. I never even thought about these or knew about em till now lol.
 

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I hate it too! But this mod is worth it imo lol.
 

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Yes, the load resistor connects to the turn signal wire and to other side is grounded. Easy to do!
It deff does but i think i might go the even easier route and change the flasher lol! Thanks for the help!
 

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I love my hyper flash!
haha i was thinking that, that would be kinda cool too. Just thought it wouldnt be good for the bulbs or the system somehow lol
 

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I thought about putting the load resistors in,but that would require to install a resistor at each location where a turn lamp is. Instead,I bought a flasher that works with LED's but can't find the OEM one to swap it out. Some have said it under the left kick panel,but when I remove the panel,there is a junction block. If I turn on the signals,the flasher can be heard clicking. It sounds as if it is higher and behind this junction block. Any thoughts?
 

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Yeah, I had the same issue, and I bought one of those LED flasher relays instead.

The relay you are looking for is actually up farther. It is just a bit to the left of the OBD code reader input, and up about 3".

Technically, you have to take off the lower dash section below the steering wheel to get to it, but I was able to do the reach around :naughty: and pull out the original relay out. However, getting it back in was a very different story, partly because the LED flasher is slightly larger than the original. I ended up busting the side clip getting it in, and eventually pulled it out to put back in the original. I plan to take apart the lower dash, but haven't found time to do it yet.

Also, if you are having trouble finding it. Just put on your turn signal and follow the sound.
 

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I thought about putting the load resistors in,but that would require to install a resistor at each location where a turn lamp is. Instead,I bought a flasher that works with LED's but can't find the OEM one to swap it out. Some have said it under the left kick panel,but when I remove the panel,there is a junction block. If I turn on the signals,the flasher can be heard clicking. It sounds as if it is higher and behind this junction block. Any thoughts?
UPDATE. I just received the flasher from V-LEDS and installed it. It not only works like the OEM,but the newer one flashes with the key remote. If you would like to order one yourself,the p/n is CF18-04-LEXUS and I payed $16.99 plus shipping. I also ordered the front amber lamps with dual color leds that are white when on but flash amber when turn signal is used p/n 1157_60_SMT_WA2_5K $34.99 plus shipping. My order was processed on Monday,and I got it today. From Bellingham,Washington to Parkville,Maryland First Class mail
 

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UP Update. OK, the front/rear turns LED's are in along w/ the electronic flasher. I got the rear stop/tail LED's yesterday,installed them just to see the result (which is great BTW) and
got no error lights on the dash. I'm going to put the load resistors in anyway. After reading all about needing load compensation on the turns,only one pair of resistors has to be put in-not on every light.
 
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