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Any LED-friendly Turn Signal Relay options (besides resistors)?
Posted by TomL (more from TomL) on Thu, 3 May 2018 10:44:23
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Hi All.
I recently was changing about 3 burned bulbs from my 1973 Mercedes and retrofitted Sylvania LED bulb replacements. Couldn't be happier. Of course they flash fast, and rather than putting $10 hot resistors (defeating the low power draw advantages of LEDs), i bought an LED-friendly relay for that car. Motorcyclists use them too. Many models have a potentiometer on them that lets you adjust blink rate. Those are often simple two-prong / two-wire models, and they solve all 4 blinkers with one component (as opposed to 4x resitor packs and having to splice the wires).

So when my 1999 9-3 blinker bulb burned out recently, i got these which fit perfectly, light a bright amber, but are clear when off for an invisible look. I like it. Of course, they also blink fast. Unlike an old-ass mercedes, i doubt i can wire a 2 prong generic relay... i feel like the SID will be too smart or something and not allow it :)

... does anyone know if there are adjustable speed relays for our saabs? or even if not adjustable, simply put, LED (low current) friendly relay that would slow the blink rate down simply?

(also: where EXACTLY is said relay?)


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