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Thank you sir!
If I've got the wrong resistance that would explain the problem, I was pretty sure the wiring set up I had was correct. I'll get some 6 ohm-50w resistors today and give them a try.
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I would expect the 4 ways to work without the resistors, verifying that all your wiring is otherwise correct. The exception would be extremely low wattage LEDs.
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A big thanks for the help identifying the problem.
Ordered and installed 2-pair of aluminum cased 6 ohm resistors and the TS works great.

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Glad you got it running - thanks for updating the thread...

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I used a load balancer fro Custom Dynamics. Plug and play with no need to alter wires. Works great and does not get hot.
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A big thanks for the help identifying the problem.
Ordered and installed 2-pair of aluminum cased 6 ohm resistors and the TS works great.

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I used a load balancer fro Custom Dynamics. Plug and play with no need to alter wires. Works great and does not get hot.
Heat is only generated when the circuit is energized...while signals are flashing.
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Thank you so much Scooter_Trash!

So, if I were to replace only the rear 21 W turn signals with LEDs, am I correct if I wire a resistor of > 20 W and ~ 7 Ohm in parallell with each one of the LEDs?
R = U^2/P => U^2 = 12^2 = 144
P = W difference = 21 W - LED W = ~ 20 W
=> R = 144/20 = ~ 7 Ohm

If I then were to replace both front and rear 21 W turn signals with LEDs, I assume that I could just wire a 20W/7Ohm resistor in parallell with each one of the front LEDs as well. Am I correct?

BUT, in the case of LEDs front and rear, could I just wire a > 40 W and ~ 3.5 Ohm resistor in parallell to EACH SIDE (left front and rear/right front and rear)?
> 20 W + > 20 W = > 40 W
1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 = 1/7 + 1/7 => R = ~ 3.5 Ohm
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So, if I were to replace only the rear 21 W turn signals with LEDs, am I correct if I wire a resistor of > 20 W and ~ 7 Ohm in parallell with each one of the LEDs?
You got the right idea - but implementing some non-typical resistor is quite unnecessary - As previously suggested, using 6-ohm, 50W resistors (which are very common) will accomplish the job to be done...

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You got the right idea - but implementing some non-typical resistor is quite unnecessary - As previously suggested, using 6-ohm, 50W resistors (which are very common) will accomplish the job to be done...

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Thank you for your reply.

I've actually ordered 50 W/6 Ohm resistors (and 25/8 and 10/10 also, since I'm not sure about which W I'd go with), since I reasoned that it's close enough.

Although, I was more curious about my assumption about the "one resistor per side", since I'd prefer to have only 2 resistor, instead of 4, to "hide away".
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