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Old 07-07-2018, 10:52 AM
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SparkyJJO,
Thanks for your very detailed write up. I am about to perform this. Do I need to unplug the battery when detaching the burnt socket from the car? Also, I purchased front blinker LED 3157A (Amber) from Walmart. Will I still need the electric flasher for this to work with LED if all I am doing is changing out the original amber bulb with the 3157A LED? Thanks for any help you can offer with this!
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No, you don't need to disconnect the battery to replace the socket. Just make sure the parking lights and ignition aren't on - there will be no current flowing so you can't accidentally short anything.

You will need either an electronic flasher or load resistors at the socket when you replace standard incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. If you don't, your turn signals will go on but not flash because LEDs don't produce enough load to make the standard flasher work.
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