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Old 11-06-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Post LED Front Turn signal Switchback write up

Hey everyone,
So i just installed my LED Switch back turn signals and i noticed that there arent really any detailed step by step instructions on how to install them. So i thought that i would make one

Just a quick note:

-You will not have to remove your headlight assembly

I bought the "6K TYPE 2 DUAL COLOR CHANGING WHITE AMBER SWITCHBACK 92 TURN SIGNAL BULBS 1157 2057 "
http://www.vleds.com/6k-white-amber-...57-1-pair.html39.99 from V-LED

as well as "6 OHM 50W 2 BULB LOAD EQUALIZER RESISTORS LED TURN SIGNAL BLINKER FIX | 1 PAIR"
http://www.vleds.com/resistors/led-l...ix-1-pair.html

Some things that you will need for this:
-Pliers
-Electrical Tape
-X-acto knife
-Rag (to whip hand of grease)
-Small flat head screw driver
-And a flashlight or work light

Pre-Step(Optional): You can disconnect the negative terminal to the battery if you want. I didnt because i didnt want to have to constently connect and disconnect it while testing the the lights.

Alright, on to the show

We will start with the driver side. You will want to remove your stock/aftermarket intake system. If you dont know how to do that there are, many threads out there that tell you how to do that.

Once you have the intake out, disconnect the headlight wiring harness. In order to do this, take your flat head screw driver, and place it between the red clip and the main black harness.

Carefully twist the screw driver so that you are able to stick the screw driver in a bit more and pry up on it. Once it is pulled up enough to be able to stick your fingers in there, put your finger into the clip and pull up on the red clip until it wont go up anymore. Once you have done that grab hold of the black harness and pull out. You should have this in your fingers:


Once you have done that, remove the electrical tape from the start of the harness till you hit the intersection of the wires. You want to do this so you can have access at the wires inorder to apply the blue wire taps to them.

Now that this is done, you want to remove the stock turn signal bulb. In order to do this reach into the engine bay to the right were the headlight assembly is. Feel around till you feel this:


Twist the bulb and gentle pull it out. Now that you have done that, push gentle and turn the bulb to take it out. Insert your new switchback bulb and carefully insert it back into the housing and locking it in place.

The next thing we are going to do is apply the resistor to the wiring harness to prevent hyper flashing. In order to do this you must find the white and blue wire put your wire tap on the wire and put your resistor cable in the other slot. grab your pliers and firmly squeeze down on the clip so that the metal piece is flush with the surface of the wire tap.

Next we then want to connect the other end of the resistor to the ground cable. There is 3 black ground cables, you can connect your wire tap to any of the black ones. So just put your wire tap on the ground cable and put the other end of the resistor. Take the pliers again and press down on the metal piece till it is flush with the surface of the wire tap.

In the end it should look like this:


Now that this is all connected, plug the harness back into the headlight. To do this place it on the headlight connector and press down on the red clip.

Lets the headlight now. Go to your car and turn your headlight knob to parking breaks. If all works well, the light should light up as white. If not check your wire taps to make sure that they are connected properly.

The next test is to see if the turn signal works and doesn't flash. Turn the key to pre-ignition(turn before the engine start), turn the left turn signal on and see what happens. If it blinks at normal speed after three blinks then your connect is good. If it hyperflashes after 3 blinks, your resistor isn't connected properly to your wires.

Now that everything is working you want to mount the resistor. You want to mount it on double sided tape and put it in a secure place where it wont interfere with any of the engine parts. When you look in your engine bay there is a metal shaft that runs front to back, i mounted my there.


Once you have that mounted get your electrical tape and rap up your cables on the wiring harness. Like so:


Once it is all done it should look and function like so:
[YOUTUBE]http://youtu.be/cEf3c9ikyjs?hd=1[/YOUTUBE]

Now on to the passenger turn signal. This one is a bit more tricky as it requires you to come in through the wheel well inorder to gain access to the turn signal bulb without having to take the headlight out or the fuse box out. First you want to turn your wheel all the way to the left to gain access to the front wheel well. Once this is done remove the 3 clips holding the plastic piece to the car.


Now here comes the tricky part. In order to remove the turn signal bulb, you have to reach up into the housing to grab the knob for the turn signal. Insert your arm about half way into the engine bay through the tire well , you will then feel or even see the passenger side horn, you have to go around the hard to get at the turn signal bulb. It is a little difficult and took me a while to get at it, but with a little time and patience you will get at it.

Once you have the bulb, twist it, and carefully remove the bulb. Once it is removed and out of the car, take the stock bulb out and replace it with the switch back bulb. CAREFULLY insert it back into the housing with out damaging the bulb. This will take you time.

After installed, do what we did earlier to disconnect the harness: take your screw driver, pry up on the red connector, pull the harness of, unwrap the electric tap from the wire, put your wire taps on to the wire harness and the resistor, and then test your lights.

If they all work, mount your resistor(remember to use double sided tape), wrap out the harness in electrical tap, and test again to make sure everything still works. If all goes well you can put your car all back together. Put the pins back into the wheel well cover and there you go.

ALL DONE!!

Hope you enjoy your new LED switch back turn signalss

If you have any question regarding anything, dont hesitate to write on this forum or PM me.

Have a good one everyone!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Looks awesome! I've been debating on doing this and I'm wondering if anyone has any preference on the V-Led switchbacks vs. the autolumination ones. I know you used the V-Leds on your car, but they are double the price of the autolumination ones.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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Fwiw, I have been running autolumination AW switch backs for past two years or so, the whole time they have also been my DRLs. No problems.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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Im not to sure about autolumination bulbs, but i have heard great things about them!
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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I haw been planing on geting these, so thanks for the write up def will help
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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the write up is good, I suggest avoiding the vampire connects in environments with moisture exposure, especially salt exposed, as corrosion may have you chasing gremlins sooner than you think. The tape job will look good today but will not stop moisture longterm unless you use some 3m 2155 rubber splicing followed with some super 88. Keep those connections as dry as possible.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #7
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The resistors i used contained a special compound that doesn't allow moisture or salt into the clip. But your right i should find another way to ensure not moisture or salt is ever collected in the wire taps
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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I had VLeds and had two of them fail. They started blinking/strobing when doing a turn signal on a hot day or if I've been driving a long time at night. I assume it was heat related. After replacing the bulbs twice Vled told me they wouldnt be warranteeing them anymore. Switched to Autoillumination bulbs and never had a problem since.

I mounted my resistors under the dash near the BCM. Four wires to each turn signal wire, then the other four ends of the resistors to a ground (four because I did the back bulbs LED at the same time). Then I just replaced the turn signal bulb, no need to remove the headlight or do any wiring there.
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Which bulbs did you get from autoilluminations?
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The 60 LED's are the brightest of them all from autolumination....
Had them for 3 years now and ZERO issues...
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The 60 LED's are the brightest of them all from autolumination....
Had them for 3 years now and ZERO issues...
Do you know the exact name of it on the site so i can see it? Do you have any picture of them or videos i could see?
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Do you know the exact name of it on the site so i can see it? Do you have any picture of them or videos i could see?







60 Led SMT Tower
http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

When I put the turn signal on it goes white yellow...
If you need video...let me know...
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Mind if i could see a video as well?
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Mind if i could see a video as well?
I'll shoot some video after I here in a little while...
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Well.. here ya go...

http://youtu.be/g8mqk2JczPA

First half of the video is beter white balance.

Good enough?
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Thanks!
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who's supra in the back?!
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who's supra in the back?!
No Idea, he moved... Was trash...
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damn what a waste
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great write up appreciate it thanks...
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