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Installing front LED turn signals

Does anyone have a write up on instructions/pics of how to install LED front Turn/parking bulbs on '07? I am aware that I will need 3 ohm resistors for each bulb but not sure how to wire them in???? I have looked on forum but cant find thread with instructions...

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You just splice the resistors in with the turn signal wires going to each bulb. Find a good place to mount the resistors, that is away from anything that can melt......the resistors can get hot.
Cut the turn signal wire going to the bulb behind the headlight, connect the turn signal wire from the truck to the wire on one end of the resistor, then connect the wire on the other end of the resistor to the turn signal wire at the bulb socket. They just have to go in-lne on the wire that gets power when the turn signal flashes.


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You just splice the resistors in with the turn signal wires going to each bulb. Find a good place to mount the resistors, that is away from anything that can melt......the resistors can get hot.
Cut the turn signal wire going to the bulb behind the headlight, connect the turn signal wire from the truck to the wire on one end of the resistor, then connect the wire on the other end of the resistor to the turn signal wire at the bulb socket. They just have to go in-lne on the wire that gets power when the turn signal flashes.
Thanks Man... Does it matter which color wire gets the resistor spliced into it, there is multiple wires going to the turn signal... Black, Green and Black w/ Purple line????
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If the resistors are like the rear lights, they need to be connected from turn signs to ground. And the all black wire on there is ground. I know which ones are turn signals on the back, but the front I have yet to do. That's my project today, so any input would be nice as well.

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So I looked it up last night and it looks like you tap a resistor between the all green and the all black (ground) wire. They are the two outside wires on the socket. Then you should be good to go. Some people say a 3 ohm resistor, and others say a 6 ohm. I used 6 ohm in the back, and they are the same bulbs as that, so I assume that will do.
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Make sure your connections are solid and you should be good to go. I can't remember if i used 3 or 6 OHM resistors. 3 Rings a bell, i've done it in 4 jeeps so far. Awesome mod. Enjoy!

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So I looked it up last night and it looks like you tap a resistor between the all green and the all black (ground) wire. They are the two outside wires on the socket. Then you should be good to go. Some people say a 3 ohm resistor, and others say a 6 ohm. I used 6 ohm in the back, and they are the same bulbs as that, so I assume that will do.
Thanks again!!! So I need to put a resistor on the green and the black wire... for a total of 2 on each side/bulb? Can you post a quick pic by chance so I can get better understanding? Just Feel safer seeing it visually before attempting.
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I'll see if i can snap a pic for you. The resistor goes between the green and black. not in line in the green and black. You need to splice into the green and black.
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I'll see if i can snap a pic for you. The resistor goes between the green and black. not in line in the green and black. You need to splice into the green and black.
This is correct!
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usually the resistors come with little red (or some other colors) splice clips. This way you don't have to actually cut wires, just splice into them. I recomend triple checking your connection, then doing your best to make the connection water proof. Mine have lasted 3 years.
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