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FOUND!! 3 wire LED's for grill marker/blinker

Dont know how long they will last I am trying to find the original maker or if more.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-amber-yell...item337c6268d9

after repeated failure trying to convert a 2 wire (marker) 2.5" led to run on the JK 3 wire with capacitors, diodes, resistors, blood, urine.....I gave up. Your luck may vary Then I found these on ebay and they work perfectly.

grind off the factory amber bezel and a 2.5" grommet and light push and lock perfectly in place.






The only specialty wiring done is running a 10ohm 10w wire wound resistor ($3 at radioshack) connected from the blinker wire (red on the LED) to the ground wire (WHITE !! on the LED) and then I covered it all in headshrink to keep the water out. it should not hurt the ceramic being heatshrunk I figure.

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Any particular reason why you were hell bent for glory with the LEDs? Or just so you can be cool and have LEDs everywhere?

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Any particular reason why you were hell bent for glory with the LEDs? Or just so you can be cool and have LEDs everywhere?
they were the only non-LED left on the outside of the JK

They were trying to revolt
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The only specialty wiring done is running a 10ohm 10w wire wound resistor ($3 at radioshack) connected from the blinker wire (red on the LED) to the ground wire (WHITE !! on the LED) and then I covered it all in headshrink to keep the water out.
Not sure why you want your head shrunken but whatever floats your boat.

However, you might want to upgrade that resistor to a 25W rating. At 12.6V a 10 Ohm resistor is going to dissipate almost 16 Watts. I understand its a 50% duty cycle and normally intermittent use, so you might get away with it. At 13.6V (nominal system voltage while running) it will be 18.5 Watts.

I would also remove the heatshrink from the resistor because if it does overheat you don't want anything that might support fire, such as the plastic tubing.

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Not sure why you want your head shrunken but whatever floats your boat.

However, you might want to upgrade that resistor to a 25W rating. At 12.6V a 10 Ohm resistor is going to dissipate almost 16 Watts. I understand its a 50% duty cycle and normally intermittent use, so you might get away with it. At 13.6V (nominal system voltage while running) it will be 18.5 Watts.

I would also remove the heatshrink from the resistor because if it does overheat you don't want anything that might support fire, such as the plastic tubing.
good point on the wattage, I am also running 25w on the rear LED's.

I found its a trade off with the heat shrink, either I protect it and the plastic may melt (fire is VERY slim due to fusing and resistor location) or I leave it exposed and in a year it falls apart due to rust.

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I've had the same issue with the resistor regrading in a pretty short period without being covered as well. It'd be pretty hard to catch that on fire, but a heat sinked one is the way to fly.

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good point on the wattage, I am also running 25w on the rear LED's.

I found its a trade off with the heat shrink, either I protect it and the plastic may melt (fire is VERY slim due to fusing and resistor location) or I leave it exposed and in a year it falls apart due to rust.

I need to pick up a set of the blingy finned aluminum ones
You could always paint the exposed leads.

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Watt are you talking about? In the charge to all LED lighting, resistance is useless!

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I have just been using the Recon LED markers. They are overpriced crap, but do the job.
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found out dude is the maker of these and do not make them any more

shit. was a MUCH cheaper option than the Recon ones.
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I'm 99.99% certain that one of my drop-decks has three-wire, amber, LEDs on it. Next time I'm here when it is, I'll take a look. If it does, I'll get the name and part numbers. I know I have red three-wire LEDs in some places, and I believe the lenses are replaceable. I'll see what I can figure out.

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