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Old 19th August 2015, 08:05 AM
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Right chaps I could do with a little help or advice. I'm no sparky so this might be easy for someone to answer. I went to fit my rear light's last night into my rear arches, and where they would be the wiring will be very close to the wheel (witch I don't like). So 2 option. 1 Modify my rear arches again to bring my current light out a bit to clear the wheel or slim LED lighting. So had a look around and found some nice rear LED light clusters. what is the story with needing to fit resisters to clusters? I have read that you need to fit a resistor to a single LED but I cant find anything on clusters so could someone help me out before I go buying some


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Old 19th August 2015, 09:11 AM
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Right chaps I could do with a little help or advice. I'm no sparky so this might be easy for someone to answer. I went to fit my rear light's last night into my rear arches, and where they would be the wiring will be very close to the wheel (witch I don't like). So 2 option. 1 Modify my rear arches again to bring my current light out a bit to clear the wheel or slim LED lighting. So had a look around and found some nice rear LED light clusters. what is the story with needing to fit resisters to clusters? I have read that you need to fit a resistor to a single LED but I cant find anything on clusters so could someone help me out before I go buying some


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If you are fitting led indicators you need a resistor otherwise they flash too fast.

If you are using mx5 electrics then scov had a work around which I used by removing on of the resistors from the relay

The details are on his build thread and were very easy to follow

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Old 20th August 2015, 08:01 PM
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As I have a combination of bulbs and leds I used the RDX relay, sorted
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I modified my standard Sierra flasher relay with a 100k potentiometer from maplin for about 70p.

Then turned it until I had flash rate that I was happy with
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Old 26th August 2015, 02:15 PM
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You only need to increase the load for the indicators. As said a resister inline or simply replace the flasher unit with an LED one!
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Old 27th August 2015, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. But I have put a lot of thought into this and have decided to go with keeping the light's I have to match the others and to modify my rear arches as I have already got the gear around the garages, its just my time. Have a look at my pics and let me know you thought before I go cutting big holes in my arches.

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Old 27th August 2015, 07:54 AM
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Oh one more question is there a minimum or maximum gap between the brake light and indicator

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Old 28th August 2015, 08:05 AM
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Westfield site has piccy for lights and spacing
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There you go.........http://westfield-world.com/svalights_rear.html
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Old 29th August 2015, 08:13 AM
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Thanks gents I have got that info which is really helpful anyway I was more interested in is there a gap setting between the indicator and brake light.
Also I have now started to do my mods to my arches and in not sure if I like it now might just carry on with it for now and make some nice custom arches after IVA
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