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Old 03-05-2010, 12:49 AM
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I made a lame Turn signal intake, and i decided just to transfer the main big *** plug over to the small area. The problem is the 1157 is too big. I found a 1004 and it has 2 contacts on the bottom, but only 1 filament. I had to hack a post off the side to get it to fit too. The only problem is, when the park lights are on, it flashes like it is broken. Ghey. So a shorter 1157? Yes?
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you can buy shorty 1157 globe bulbs or those multi LED 1157 bulbs.

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I didn't think of the LED's and i guess they didn't have the shorties. Thanks.
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get the LEDs. with teh shorties I still melted my lenses.
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Did you have any issue with those LEDs in the turn signals? Like too fast or no blinking?

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I have LED's in my turn TSI's and yes they flash fast like a bulbs out...i dont mind it, make the car go faster But they are well worth it can see them dam LED's from a mile away!
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there's a simple fix to the flash fast....see m.net for the writeup.
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I ordered amber ones off ebay, after all the parts stores had red ones.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
there's a simple fix to the flash fast....see m.net for the writeup.
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something like that...i replacing it with something larger.

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...ght=fast+blink
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