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post #11 of 13 Old 10-25-2019, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I installed a LED 194 bulb in place of the incandescent bulb for my turn signal indicator. It's nice and bright and should work great in bright sunlight. However, it's a polarity sensitive bulb and, thus, will only illuminate whenever the right turn signal is activated. I can switch the bulb base around and get it to work with the left turn signal but then it wont illuminate for the right. Esto no es bueno.

I'm going to noodle over the turn signal circuit wiring diagram for a while to see if I can switch some wires around to make the indicator work for both right and left turn signals, but I don't think this will be successful.

Does anyone have a solution other than ordering a non-polarity sensitive bulb? And will the non-polarity sensitive bulb fit?

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-25-2019, 01:26 PM
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Does anyone have a solution other than ordering a non-polarity sensitive bulb? And will the non-polarity sensitive bulb fit?

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I don't know if it will fit. I had some non-polarized 194 bulbs but they were the sort that had the bubbles on the sides and were a bit fiddly about going through the holes. I cannot remember how well the work as far as brightness goes. They were brighter but I don't think they were end-biased.

This may not help at all, but this was a clever solution for LED bulbs, using a KLR diode block from the safety switch circuit, invented by @Bluehighways:

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I don't know if it will fit. I had some non-polarized 194 bulbs but they were the sort that had the bubbles on the sides and were a bit fiddly about going through the holes. I cannot remember how well the work as far as brightness goes. They were brighter but I don't think they were end-biased.

This may not help at all, but this was a clever solution for LED bulbs, using a KLR diode block from the safety switch circuit, invented by @Bluehighways:
Indeed that is a clever solution!

It will entail cutting some of the existing wiring and adding some connectors, but otherwise it's a sanitary solution.

I removed my diode pack; I wonder if I saved it.?

Thanks for the idea.

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