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Old 11-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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I was hesitant to make the change to LED Tail lights and DRL lights because of the often discussed and much cursed hyperflash. The thought of adding thermite charge load balancers ready to melt anything they touch (or at least that's the amount of heat they put out if you believe everything you read here ) really gave me pause to do it.

I decided to do a test and put in the LED DRL lights with no load balancer and guess what: the flash rate is hardly noticeable! Only a smidgen faster. Having DRLs that are amber during the day, white when the headlights are are on, and flash white to amber when a turn signal is activated with the headlights is way cool.

I guess I'll order those LED tail lights.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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When you install the rear LED's you will have even less load on the system and might still get hyperflash.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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I considered that. At least it's easier to install them in the back.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:30 PM   #4
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The easiest and safest thing to install is a LED flasher unit instead. Don't have to worry about resistors getting hot and burning something if they touch something. No splicing wires.

With the LED flasher unit just unplug stock one and plug the new one in and it is all over with. Everything works fine. They are listed here half way down the page. Easiest thing I found for fixing the problem with no issues


http://www.superbrightleds.com/tail-brake-turn.html
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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The easiest and safest thing to install is a LED flasher unit instead. Don't have to worry about resistors getting hot and burning something if they touch something. No splicing wires.

With the LED flasher unit just unplug stock one and plug the new one in and it is all over with. Everything works fine. They are listed here half way down the page. Easiest thing I found for fixing the problem with no issues


http://www.superbrightleds.com/tail-brake-turn.html
Never seen these before, thanks for the info. Just for the record, which one would we need?
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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Never seen these before, thanks for the info. Just for the record, which one would we need?
Will have to look for my bill from them for number but it was the one for GM. What I did was go to auto parts store to see one for the car and matched it up from picture. I also called them to make sure was right ne.
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If you could post the model number of the unit you have in your car, it would be great.

I had been led to believe the vette didn't have a flasher relay, it allegedly did it in the computer.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:41 AM   #8
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I was hesitant to make the change to DRL lights
Are these the 7443 switchbacks?
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If you could post the model number of the unit you have in your car, it would be great.

I had been led to believe the vette didn't have a flasher relay, it allegedly did it in the computer.
I haven't done it to the vette yet, I have only done it to my pickup so far. And works very well.

You might very well be right because I haven't looked into the flasher unit on the car yet. That would definitely make things harder to do if no flasher unit was on the car and would have to use the resistors for sure.
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If you could post the model number of the unit you have in your car, it would be great.

I had been led to believe the vette didn't have a flasher relay, it allegedly did it in the computer.
Well you just ruined my day. Called the parts store and talked to them and they said same thing, no flasher unit on a vette. Since putting LED's and one of the flashers on my truck thought I had the easy solution for the car when I decided to put the LED's in.
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Well you just ruined my day. Called the parts store and talked to them and they said same thing, no flasher unit on a vette.
That is correct unlike the C5, there is no flasher. Because of this, I used the load resistors for my LED tail lights. Without them, there was hyperflash and it wasn't just a little faster, they flashed very rapidly.

I was interested in the switchbacks as well but didn't get them because of 2 issues:
1. There really is no room for load resitors to be easily mounted and I didn't want to mount them externally.

2. They are only white if you have your lights on, I wanted them white for my DRL's during the day and they will be yellow during the day unless you turn on your headlights which defeats the reason I wanted them.
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Are these the 7443 switchbacks?
That appears to be them.

I got them from forum vendor jw@jwmotoring.
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The Eagle Eyes L.E.D. tail lights load resistor is encased in 1 1/2" block of resin. It gets warm, but not hot.
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Who sells the Eagle Eyes, other than eBay? (I don't do eBay)

I looked at their site and couldn't find that they made LED Tail lights for the C6 (or any Vette), which is odd since they clearly do.
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Who sells the Eagle Eyes, other than eBay? (I don't do eBay)

I looked at their site and couldn't find that they made LED Tail lights for the C6 (or any Vette), which is odd since they clearly do.
I also bought the 'Eagle Eyes' LED tail lights off of *bay for $279 shipped and they look great and NO Hyperflash. They are on there sold by various 'middlemen'. Do a search. I created a thread with lots of pics of my Cyber Gray showing the stock ones compared to the 'Eagle Eyes' LED ones.

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Who sells the Eagle Eyes, other than eBay? (I don't do eBay)
You can buy them from a forum sponsor under another name, but the are the same, and will cost you $100 more.
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