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My right rear turn signal is not blinking after I tried the LED lights with built in resistor. They led work great on the front but the rear not so well. Now that I have removed led lights from rear and replaced with the regular incadecent bulbs my right turn signal does not blink and the light it very bright compared to my left rear side.  

NOTE:  it appears to work.. but when i turn on the right rear turn signal the blinking is so dim on the inside of the bulb its not noticeable

All fuses in and good its just the right rear that acting up.

Could it be that the front LEDs are interfering with the rear right bulb in the wiring?

These are the replacement lights not the original pointed tip…



Any help appreciated.

Matt from South Alabama

Any place close in Alabama that anyone would know of to work on a Beck Spyder??

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@Matt Charmonix Spyder wrote:

"Now that I have removed led lights from rear and replaced with the regular incandescent bulbs my right turn signal does not blink and the light it very bright compared to my left rear side.  "

And Wolfgang wrote: "I put one in and it didn't work - flipped bulb so contact terminals were opposite and bulb worked!"

That looks like a good place to start - Try removing the bulb, turning it 180º and put it back in to see if that cures it.  It sounds (right bulb brighter than left) that you're using the wrong filament inside the bulb.  

Last edited by Gordon Nichols

Your rears are most likely controlled through a trailer box to give 3 functions to the 2 element bulb.  It is possible that the trailer box is either going bad or is old enough it was not intended for the load of the LEDs (not enough load from the LEDs).  We have the exact opposite problem today, most of the trailer boxes are made for LEDs and the incandescent are too much of a load, killing the boxes.  

Anyway, some of the earlier Brazil "cone" lights used a dual element bulb that looked like an 1157 but had both pins at the same height and could be installed backwards.  This would make your running light bright and your turn signal dim, making it hard to see.  Likewise, I've also seen the tabs on the internal contact break off, allowing the internal contact to rotate, which essentially can reverse the bright and dim sides (if it spins 180) or render it useless (if it spins 90)

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