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Installed ORO Dotlites.......now fast blink!

I installed my River Raider Crusher Corners and ORO Dotlites. The installation went well but now I am getting a "fast blink". The speed of the flashing for the turn signals only has increased. (4 ways are okay) Is this "normal"? Is there anyway to get it slowed back down to normal speed? Anybody else experience this? Please help if you can. Thanks Don
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I installed my River Raider Crusher Corners and ORO Dotlites. The installation went well but now I am getting a "fast blink". The speed of the flashing for the turn signals only has increased. (4 ways are okay) Is this "normal"? Is there anyway to get it slowed back down to normal speed? Anybody else experience this? Please help if you can. Thanks Don

There is a quick fix for this. A simple relay will fix this. Give Steve a jingle at ORO and he will lead you in the right direction. Or do a quick search for the fix here or over on ROF.
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its because LEDs have much less resistance than real bulbs
happens whenever you replace a standard bulb with an LED unless the bulbs have a resistor built in.
give ORO a shout and see what size resistor to put in line with them
the reason your 4 ways are ok is you have the added resistance of all 4 sets.


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FYI, I have been calling ORO for weeks now...they have no fix. A combo of relays and resitors aren't doing the trick...everything gets too hot.

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FYI, I have been calling ORO for weeks now...they have no fix. A combo of relays and resitors aren't doing the trick...everything gets too hot.
I thought somebody made a flasher relay that is specifically designed for LED turn signals. You would just replace the stock flasher relay with the LED one.
Ask Kenny from RR. He probably has it all figured out to the specific parts you need.

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I thought somebody made a flasher relay that is specifically designed for LED turn signals. You would just replace the stock flasher relay with the LED one.
Ask Kenny from RR. He probably has it all figured out to the specific parts you need.
On the TJ's all you had to do was modify the flasher in the steering column. Not the case with our JK's and all of the darn electronics. You have to add a resistor (probably 4 20 watt (8 ohm) resistors in parallel) to get the blink to slow down.

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6 ohm resistor for each light and it will get hot so mount the resistor away from your wiring.

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yeah, the resistors are the way to go but I am not interested in starting a fire...that is my luck. If you wire several in series I am pretty sure they won't heat up.

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This is a good read but why did I have to blink fast while reading it?

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Does anyone have a set of these that is good to go on an 08+? These are on the list but damn.....

Pics and WTF would help a bunch.
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Does anyone have a set of these that is good to go on an 08+? These are on the list but damn.....

Pics and WTF would help a bunch.
Last I heard, they are not making them for the JK series. The rear holes for the OEM tail lights cannot be covered up with the litedots. You could do as posted above and get corner guards and and place them over that. I had two sets on two diff Jeeps and they work awesome and are super bright. Good buy for those in the market.
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yeah, the resistors are the way to go but I am not interested in starting a fire...that is my luck. If you wire several in series I am pretty sure they won't heat up.
So put a couple together and make some sort of heat sink. How hot are we talking?

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Does anyone have a set of these that is good to go on an 08+? These are on the list but damn.....

Pics and WTF would help a bunch.
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This guy makes a LED conversion kit
comes w resistors and everything
never used one personally but heres the info

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Litedots are much different then those posted above. Litedots are made of an unbelievably strong epoxy resin and are virtually indestructible. Litdots will last a lifetime without breaking.
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My point was he sells the adapter boxes so u don't have to chop up your jeep to switch to LEDs


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Here is how they look......
Very nice! I had them on my LJ and always wondered what they'd look like on a JK.

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My point was he sells the adapter boxes so u don't have to chop up your jeep to switch to LEDs
Those are interesting.... I do plan on chopping it though, I want the corner guards and the OROs look schweet on a black Jeep.
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What I did.....

I didn't want to risk a fire from the heat of the resistors so what I ended up doing was just popping the stock assemblies out of the stock lights and wired them back in and piggy backed the ORO lights and tied everything up out of the way...problem solved!
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I didn't want to risk a fire from the heat of the resistors so what I ended up doing was just popping the stock assemblies out of the stock lights and wired them back in and piggy backed the ORO lights and tied everything up out of the way...problem solved!
I just let mine blink fast... it was the easiest solution.

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I am going to just use my arms to signal...might suck in the cold though.

If these resistors work I will let you all know. The place I bought them from was awesome and is a forum sponsor.

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Here is your cure.

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Just don't ever hook them up to a constantly on marker light...my fingers still have burn marks.

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I didn't want to risk a fire from the heat of the resistors so what I ended up doing was just popping the stock assemblies out of the stock lights and wired them back in and piggy backed the ORO lights and tied everything up out of the way...problem solved!
In the short amount of time that they are on-off-on-off during a turn signal use, they don't get very warm at all.

Hook them up to a constant on like the marker lights, and you'd be at a very high risk of fire.

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