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Yes I know there is a search. Yes I have used the search. However I don't want to do this kutliple times and want to know what is best and most reliable when doing this mod.

Acura website link said they were doing two different things. First the relay mod which changes the small resistor. Has anyone here done this? How did it hold up?

The other thing was they put the resistors in the trunk. Is this possible with ours if doing only the front turn signals?

Any insight is helpful. Want to do this today but want a clean install that is efficient.
 

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If you had actually searched, you would have found this.

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showthread.php?t=80648

Personally, I think this way works the best, and allows you to not interrupt the OEM wiring.

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I did read that, and have several times. But reading through that, 25 pages of acurazine and other links shows multiple issues. So instead of being rude you could have just left the last part of your post. And had you read my original post you would have seen that I was asking for opinions and any issues. Which do exist in some cars. At least 3 cars had issues in the link you assume I havent read.

Thanks dude you make this place much more enjoyable.
 

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I did read that, and have several times. But reading through that, 25 pages of acurazine and other links shows multiple issues. So instead of being rude you could have just left the last part of your post. And had you read my original post you would have seen that I was asking for opinions and any issues. Which do exist in some cars. At least 3 cars had issues in the link you assume I havent read.

Thanks dude you make this place much more enjoyable.

No intention of being rude, good sir.

The linked thread I have read, and in fact, worked for me as it is the exact process I used right down to the part numbers. The only issue I ran into was trying to find someone to solder as I've no experience. Getting the relay out itself was an adventure as well.

My car is a 7.5 Gen 3.0 so you very well may have differences in results. You can never know until you actually try. Not all cars react the same way.

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Appreciate the response. Just tired of people jumping on people about things. Remember we were all new here once. And to be honest, I am sure we have all used this as a source of info before we were even members.

With a 7th gen 4 cyl, and only 2 front led's I am assuming that the original Acura link would be the same. I am just hoping to avoid either the interior flashing or another issue.

Ordered the resistors and need to learn how to solder as well now. Well not learn but do it neatly. Lets just say the person that taught me wasn't the best. So I think my eyesight and precision will be better served.

If all else fails, I'll have a local member from here solder for me. It is really just another skill to pick up and be able to use.

Thanks for the input though. If yours is still working and acura ones are going strong after 5 years then this could be the best solution. And cleanest.
 

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Appreciate the response. Just tired of people jumping on people about things. Remember we were all new here once. And to be honest, I am sure we have all used this as a source of info before we were even members.

With a 7th gen 4 cyl, and only 2 front led's I am assuming that the original Acura link would be the same. I am just hoping to avoid either the interior flashing or another issue.

Ordered the resistors and need to learn how to solder as well now. Well not learn but do it neatly. Lets just say the person that taught me wasn't the best. So I think my eyesight and precision will be better served.

If all else fails, I'll have a local member from here solder for me. It is really just another skill to pick up and be able to use.

Thanks for the input though. If yours is still working and acura ones are going strong after 5 years then this could be the best solution. And cleanest.
Will you be just swapping 2 bulbs? Or are you going all LED? Front and rear?

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Just the two front signals for now. I purchased the 120 smd led ones. So 80 amber 40 white.

Given how the bulbs and taillights are in my car, I don't know if i would want to do the rear ones.

It would have to be proven to be bright and reliable.
 

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A lot of people look down on DDM but I installed their switchbacks for my front lights. they just have like a wire coupling the best way I can describe it. it's ultimately up to you but they have been in my car for a few months with no problems. For my coupe you have to go through the wheel well but if you have the righ tools its just PNP. I won't argue that it's the most high quality product but I like it and all together it was like 40 bucks with resistors. and came with a 1 yr warranty ...my HIDs have lifetime.
 

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Drew: Going through the wheel well is the same for all 7th Gen afaik.

Like you i bought the resistors but with reading other sites and issues. I didn't want to drill holes in metal or have the resistor melt any plastic or wires by it.

I thought most liked ddm here, at least for HID I thought.
 

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Fair enough I just didn't want to speak on other models and be wrong but good to know.

I like them but I think it was on different lighting websites I've seen members talk down about them, no explination just didn't like them. I do though.

Hmm well I didn't install them myself so I can't say there wasn't any drilling or anything but as far as the resistor with ddm they were just attached by a clamp. you just insert the resistor on one side and the LED on the other and it clamps the wires together. seemed easy enough. hope it helps
 

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Thanks drew. Yeah I know exactly the connection you're talking about. I'm just trying to make sure I'm choosing the best approach to this. My concern on heat and longevity should be adressed. After rereading the link above, talking with datdesi and reading the acura link I think the relay is the best approach. I purchased everything but the resistors while I was out today. Waiting on the resistors to ship. Desoldering attempt 1 wasn't so smooth or effective. Radioshack only had the braid for desoldering. Not the little pen vacuum.
 

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having one thing you need and not the other? yea....sounds about right, like a problem i would run into lol. Well I hope it works out:thmsup:. let me know when you're done I have a question for you.
 

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Absolutely. Just waiting on the resistors. Hope to have it done this weekend.
 

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Ok so not that many or any will care, but I feel accomplished. Thanks to the acura forum for the resistor and trick. And a gigantic thank you to the honda tech forum for the relay removal.

The thing to know if you are going to do this are a few small details.
When desoldering the shunt, dont break it off, make sure it is heated and you work it out slowly.

When installing the new relay, make sure you remove the panels around it. I just took three panels out. And they literally pop out. Only 1 screw had to be removed. It makes it 1000 times easier.

With that said, I shall now drive and enjoy them, even though the gf see's no point in them.
 
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