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Nice breadboarding there!
Thanks DS....it is my first go at it but wasn't too bad. Most time consuming part is the layout of the components on the board the first time you are putting it together.

Alright...so a couple more videos to cover all the scenarios the rear light might go through. The first video posted previously is if the brake light is already on and you push the turn signal. As you can see from the above video the DIY module cuts off the brake light and allows the turn signal to flash. After the turn signal is turned off the brake light is allowed to come back on.

Second scenario....turn signal only. If you listen in all the videos you can hear the relay "clicking" when it is being activated and then deactivated:


Third scenario....start with the turn signal and while it is flashing press the rear brake. As you see below there is no change in the turn signal and once the turn signal stops the brake light comes on as designed:

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Been kicking the idea around converting my 87 to a more modern lighting system.
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I figured I would provide the list for the Brake / Turn Module (no running light on this module). I purchased all these components from Radio Shack. You can probably find these components cheaper...but radio shack is pretty simple to get stuff from.

Components:

(2) 12V Relays Part #275-0248 @ $4.99 ea.
(2) 2N93904 Transistor Part #276-2016 @ $1.99 ea.
(2) 35V Capacitor Part #220MFD @ $1.49 ea.
(4) 1Amp 1N4004 Diode Part #276-1103 @ $1.19 pair
(2) 3Amp Diode Part #276-1141 @ $1.49 pair
(2) 10k Ohm Resistors Part #271-1126 @ $1.19 pack of 5
(2) 330 Ohm Resistors Part #271-1113 @ $1.19 pack of 5
(1) Perf-Board Part # 276-1395 @ $3.19 ea.

Total Cost (minus tax) = $26.38

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Great job!

I did something very similar on the breadboard. How would you adapt this to work with LED's?

I think I'm close to finishing my lights/led project. I don't have any way to draw it up though.
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How would you adapt this to work with LED's?
Wilbur, I am guessing you are asking how can I adapt this so you don't have to use a load equalizer with LEDs? What I made will work with LEDs but doesn't do anything to help draw the correct amount of AMPs and prevent the "no flash" or "fast flash" issue. I am not a fan of adding resistors to draw the amps needed as the heat generated can be an issue.

I think there might be some clever alternatives out there. I am investigating that also....although not a top priority at the moment.
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Wilbur, I am guessing you are asking how can I adapt this so you don't have to use a load equalizer with LEDs? What I made will work with LEDs but doesn't do anything to help draw the correct amount of AMPs and prevent the "no flash" or "fast flash" issue. I am not a fan of adding resistors to draw the amps needed as the heat generated can be an issue.

I think there might be some clever alternatives out there. I am investigating that also....although not a top priority at the moment.
Correct Cosmo!
I'm looking for an alternative to the silly power requirement the stock module demands. The leds draw very little power and the obvious fix would be to ditch the module altogether.

I've breadboarded my own led module, but am still tinkering with other ideas. Great write-up on the DIY-B/R/T Module!
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I've breadboarded my own led module, but am still tinkering with other ideas.
Wil....care to share what LED module components you used?

Some people like the turn signal auto cancel function or the BAS or they want the security system so I am trying to come up with a way to make it work with the current module. I am currently exploring ideas for an amp regulator, if you will, that will draw the correct amps from the module without caring what light is at the other end.
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I've always considered fast blinking turn signals to be a bonus.
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I've always considered fast blinking turn signals to be a bonus.
That only happens on 07'+ sportys when running leds (or less smaller watt bulbs). Older sportys the turn signals just fail to flash. However, I agree....I run my LEDs front and rear without a load equalizer and don't mind the faster flashing.


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