[T3] Lights

dlstiefel dlstiefel at dekalbk12.org
Fri Nov 3 18:47:45 PDT 2017

On 2017-11-03 20:04, Dave Hall wrote:
> I see that there are special flasher units for LED turn signal lamps -
> presumably as the old relay no longer senses the larger load that was
> provided by the filament lamps. The alternative seems to be adding a 
> ballast
> resistor to mimic the filaments.  Anyone confirm that?  I'm thinking I 
> may
> need something like that to use on 6V system, as it's always hard to 
> produce
> enough light with those.
> Dave
> UK VW Type3&4 Club
> ==================

Yes I think I've heard of some of my old Ford pick-up truck guys doing 
this to their trucks when they change them over to LEDs. They have the 
same bulbs and similar flasher relays as our cars so yes some type of of 
extra resistance in the circuit would be needed.


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