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I thought I would share my most recent mod, LED switchback turn signals I installed today.
I purchased theseLED Switchbacks from eBay since they had the most lit leds I could find. They have 60 Dual Chip White & Amber LEDs. They light up 60 amber and 60 white at a time. I went ahead and took the chance from an eBay seller and Im pretty well pleased how they turned out. The quality of the bulbs is pretty decent. They are very bright even in the daytime and light up well at night. I think they compliment the low beams nicely too.

Installation was pretty easy although I did have to shave some of the base off with a dremel tool to make the bulb fit. The bulb measured just about right at 2 inches. The light housing allows for a max bulb height of 1 7/8 inch so I didn't have to shave very much off. The bulbs came with a pair of 50w 6 ohm resistors with quick connects which are needed in order to prevent hyperflash.
I mounted the resistors right on the struts above the headlights using double sided tape and connecting one side to a blue wire (or light blue) and the other side to a black ground wire. The wires are easy to get to if you pull back some of the tape connecting them on either side of where the main headlight connector is. The driver side is easy to get to but the passenger side will require you to remove the two screws holding down the coolant reservoir. I wrapped everything with electrical tape when I finished. Heres where I installed them.

Here are some pics in the day...Looks brighter but the picture didnt capture too well here


And then at night...
Only switchbacks on


The camera makes it look more blue at night...

And with oem hid headlights on...

Blinkers...

Added Pictures showing amber signals with OEM HID headlights on



And Here is also a video I made to show in action
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Added Video Part 2 showing Amber turn signal with headlights on
 

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That looks pretty nice, well done
 

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Looks good, I've always had a thing for switchbacks I really like the blink amber white though.

Do you have a link for these ones?
 

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Any chance you can get a pic (or vid) with the headlights on and the blinkers on? My only real concern is that you can still see the amber clearly at night with the headlights on...

Excellent write-up!
 

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wow Renny. looks really good! thanks for the inspiration!
 

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Any chance you can get a pic (or vid) with the headlights on and the blinkers on? My only real concern is that you can still see the amber clearly at night with the headlights on...

Excellent write-up!
Thank you! I just added pictures and a video as you requested showing blinkers with headlights on ...:D

wow Renny. looks really good! thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks alot!...Sure glad to help someone out!
 

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The more I see of this mod, the more I want to attack this! Too bad I spent this weekend dropping in the Injen... :)
 

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Guys, anybody seen this sort of product? Do you think it would eliminate the need to buy seperate resistors and tap in to the wires with quick connects? Seems to me this is the FIX, if the plugs are correct.

https://www.extremebrightleds.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=3157%2DDecoder

So after a little research, this CAN be used on the rear turn signals but not the front. These can NOT be used on any light that is both a turn signal & parking light. I will be trying to get to the office of the supplier to view the item to make sure all connectors are compatible. This is close to Toronto Ontario so don't know if this product is available everywhere, haven't seen it till today.

Saw it, won't work, 6 socket has 3 prongs this has 2. Did pick up rear signals & installed, also got switchbacks but not installed yet.
 

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Hey renny, i'm planing on doing the Swith Back this weekend too this is a first for me bro so i was wondering if you can send me pics showing which light blue wire and black ground wire you connected the resistors to... I looked at the wirings and there were 2 of both the light blue and black wires on there?

Thank you in advance bro! I'll greatly appreciate your help!
 

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Hey jgniceman,

I did this mod back around May or April. I replaced my back turn signals with a couple of V-LED's "PLATINUM AMBER 7W HIGH POWER 20 LED TURN SIGNAL BULBS" and replaced the front turn signals with Autolumination's "SMT Tower 60 LED T20 Wedge" switchbacks.

What I read and later confirmed is that if you put in a pair of 3-Ohm, 50-Watt resistors for the back turn signals (I got mine from Autolumination together with the switchbacks), they're also enough to take care of the load balancing if you change your front turn signals too.

So, if you're changing the four turn signals, you only need one pair of 3-Ohm, 50-Watt resistors. I recommend installing them in the trunk since the install is way easier and you have much more slack to work with than under the hood.
 

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Yes you will most likely. Eed resistors to prevent hyperflash


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
 

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I don't know if a pair of 6ohm resistors will also work for the whole set, but it doesn't hurt to try before going into the hassle of installing resistors in the front.

Change the four bulbs (front and back) and install a pair of resistors in the back. If you're lucky, that's all you'll need. If you still get hyper flash, then you'll probably need a pair of resistors for the front. Also, make sure to press really hard on the quick-connector/splicing things, I thought my resistors were not working until I really pressed hard enough.
 

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What I read and later confirmed is that if you put in a pair of 3-Ohm, 50-Watt resistors for the back turn signals (I got mine from Autolumination together with the switchbacks), they're also enough to take care of the load balancing if you change your front turn signals too.

So, if you're changing the four turn signals, you only need one pair of 3-Ohm, 50-Watt resistors. I recommend installing them in the trunk since the install is way easier and you have much more slack to work with than under the hood.
That's what happened to me and what I did ;)

But I would also like to know what color is for what as I have other switchbacks I may install when the Autolmination ones crap out.........again <_<. You can access the turn signal wires from the top of the engine correct? Instead of trying to splice right at the bulb socket.
 

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From a conversation between nirvana388 and 6Y_MAZDA on this thread, it's the blue wire the one that you need to tap. They mention the red wires are for parking lights and DRLs.
 
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