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post #1 of 3 Old 07-06-2020, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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An interesting problem with my front LED turn signals.

My 2002 Honda 919 came with flush-mounted LED turn signals, installed by either the previous owner or the owner before him. Person who installed them also installed some generic-looking, unbranded LED flasher relay to stop hyperflashing. Well... here's where things get interesting...

When I turn on my right turn signal, the front turn signal flashes normally. There's a little delay before it starts to flash, but it does your typical on-off-on-off turn signal pattern. When I turn on my left turn signal, it strobes in a turn signal on-off-on-off pattern. So when it's "on", it's strobing (approximately five strobes per "on" cycle). It's like a strobe-off-strobe-off pattern with the same flash rate as a normal turn signal.

The rear turn signal does NOT strobe, so it's definitely just up front.

I chased wires, thinking maybe there was a strobe module somewhere, but I couldn't find anything. Only that LED flasher relay under the seat. I checked the wires behind the headlight, thinking maybe there was a wrong connection. Nope... everything was wired up properly. A friend suggested there could be a dipswitch on the LED turn signals themselves. Nope! Just a plain circuit board.

Any ideas why it would strobe like that? Honestly, I want my right turn signal to do the same thing. It's a neat effect and, from what I can assume, helps in the being noticed department.

I'll try to record a video soon to give you a better idea what I'm talking about if needed.

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-06-2020, 02:46 PM
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Some LED bulbs have a flash function built into them. Switch bulbs, left to right, and see if the issue follows the bulb.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-07-2020, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Some LED bulbs have a flash function built into them. Switch bulbs, left to right, and see if the issue follows the bulb.
They're not bulbs... they're a flush-mount LED assembly. I've been thinking of changing them up to a different style, but I really want to know how to make both of them strobe.

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