[T3] Lights

Daniel K. Du Vall dduvall at 1peter4-10.org
Fri Nov 3 20:36:17 PDT 2017

Best to find the flasher and get the added benefit of the lighter loads. 
Super bright Led sells one and I believe they are just an electronic flasher that does the flashing through chips and not load heat contacts. 
I plan on switching the rest of mine out and trying to go the flasher way. 

So far I have replaced most the dash lights the two small marker light in the front and the license plate lights those are now bright almost too bright ;-)

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Subject: Re: [T3] Lights

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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