How to Change Your LED Turn Signals How to Change Your LED Turn Signals

What You'll Need
LED lights in Amber
Heatsink
OHM power resistors
Grease
Wire
Bolts
Washers
Locknuts
Wire
Soldering Iron
Wrench
Vise
Glue

If you want to change your ordinary lights into LED turn signals, then you can do this very easily. You will need to have some LED lighting sets, and a few hours to kill, but once you do it, you will have better turning signals than before, and make your car safer to drive on the road. LED lights are more reliable than ordinary lights,  and you will have to change them less frequently than you would the ordinary bulbs. If you want to make the change to LED turn signals, then you should be able to manage to complete this by using a few car maintenance tools, and following some basic guidelines.

Step 1 - Take Out the Old Lights

The first step you need to do will be to take off the old lights. Open up the boot of your car, and remove the power wires from your light. The light itself should just be bolted to the inside of the car frame, so you can remove these using a wrench. Push it into the bolt, and turn until it is loose. You can then lift out the light, making sure not to break the glass on the way in or out. Put this down on the floor. Repeat with the other side, and then take your lights into the garage. You may need these at some point, so it is a good idea to keep them.

Step 2 - Adjust the Heatsink

Take your heatsink,  and put it into the vise. You will need to remove around an eighth of an inch from the end to ensure that it fits into the rear of your car. You should take this amount off the end with no pins, although you can remove the pins as well if you like, as they are not needed. Once this has been done, you can remove the heatsink from the vise.

Step 3 - Connect the LED Lights

Put your LED lights into the hole in the heatsink, and then make another hole so that you can put the heatsink into the back of the car. While you have the LED lights there, you can use the solder gun to put some short electrical wires onto the back of the LED lights. You should also add thermal compound, which will protect the LED. You can then bolt the light onto the heat sink.

Step 4 - Connect the Power

Take a 10 ohm resistor and a 15 ohm resistor, and connect them to the heat sink so that they are parallel. Keep them there with heat resistant glue, and then solder one of the lead wires from the LED into the ohm restistors, and then add a lead to the end which will connect to the light plug. When this is done, you can then put the LED light up against the old bulb position, and bolt it into place.

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