Hyperblinking, also known as hyperflashing, is an annoyance that is commonly encountered among vehicle owners who have switched out their factory turn signals for LED replacements. For the rest of us, hyperblinking is a problem that is similar to what occurs when one of your turn signals is about to go out (or has gone out). As you might know, when a turn signal has gone out, you will hear a quick-clicking sound of the indicator inside of your car as opposed to the steady, methodical clicking.
With automotive LED bulbs, hyperblinking is similar except it actually makes the turn signal flash too quickly. This happens because the vehicle is detecting that the light is out when in reality, it isn’t. LEDs draw less power than incandescent bulbs so it fools the car’s system into detecting a light that has gone out. Luckily, this can be remedied with relative ease. In most instances, you can fix the problem of hyperblinking or hyperflashing by installing a resistor for the LED turn signal.
You can easily get a pair (or more) of resistors, or a resistor kit, from Diode Dynamics at DiodeDynamics.com. These will help you fix the issue of a hyperblinking LED turn signal.
First, you will need to expose the LED light bulb as well as the wiring that is connected to it. Identify the positive and negative turn signal wires before proceeding. With the resistor kit mentioned above you will receive included quick splices; the quick splice has a stopper on one end; that is the end to which you will connect the resistor leads. There is an outer groove along the other side, which is where you will insert the ground wire.
Making sure that the wires are all the way into the quick connector, you can now complete the connection with a pair of pliers. Using pliers, press down on the metal part to complete the connection to lock them in. Pull gently on the wires once this is complete to ensure that the connection is solid.
To complete the installation of the resistor, repeat the process with the remaining wire before applying pressure with pliers to complete the connection. Once installed, check your turn signals to see if they are still flashing too quickly. They should not be because the resistor compensates for the power that the LEDs are not drawing, allowing the car to believe they are lit.
This resistor kit, along with the other products including automotive LED bulbs that Diode Dynamics sells, comes with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. It also comes with a three year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee with no restocking fees.
For more information on how to install these resistors, check out the link above or visit Diode Dynamics’ “Fix Hyperblinking” video on YouTube, which will show you, step by step, how to install them.
Otherwise, if you want to see some of the other super bright LEDs that Diode Dynamics offers, investigate their collection of LED lighting, including car light kits, LED strips, tail lights, turn signals, light bars, LED fog lights and many other replacement bulbs, many of which are plug and play, on their website.