Bright blinker mod - Honda Accord Forum : V6 Performance Accord Forums
Ribbon Banner

Go Back   Honda Accord Forum : V6 Performance Accord Forums > CAR SPECIFIC DISCUSSION > 6TH GENERATION HONDA ACCORD (1998-2002) > 6G HONDA ACCORD EXTERIOR/INTERIOR MODS
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read Insurance
V6Performance.net is the premier Honda Accord Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 3rd, 2003, 01:56 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
Lightbulb Bright blinker mod

I thought I would share some of this information with my friends.

I have recently changed the bulbs of my turning signals to Polarg M12 bulbs and was very very disappointed with how they looked when they were dim. As a result I did a complete overhaul with my blinkers. They stay on bright and also I can control the speed at which they blink.

There used to be a how to page but it does not work anymore so I'll give you mine home made instructions.

But first here are some pics.




This is a DYI mod so do it at your own risk. Not responsible for anything that may go wrong but will be happy to answer any questions.


Here is the wiring.



All you need is basically two SPDT relays which you can buy from Ebay for like $6 shipped. Here is a link to where I got mine:
Ebay Link

Quick instructions:

Cut all three wires. Connect the red wire from the car to to 87a on the relay and the green wire from the bulb socket to 30 on the relay. Next take the green wire from the car and connect it with the red wire from the bulb socket and connect both of them to 86 on the relay. Connect both of the ground wires to 85 on the relay.

This is an awesome mod if you have LED bulbs. I also suggest you make an adjustable flasher in order to control the flasher rate. If you have any questions let me know.

Last edited by 02accordSE; June 3rd, 2003 at 02:07 PM..
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old June 19th, 2003, 03:07 PM   #2
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 24
i sent u a PM...i juast wanted to know does the signal light stay on in the bright position all the time? and when u put your blinker on what happens? does it go from the bright position to an off position? I have the piaa's i like how they look in the bright position( when the signal is on) but not the reg. position(when the signal is off...they seem to dimm)
Satin silver02 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old June 19th, 2003, 09:07 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 287
is it really that simple? sounds really easy but I'm scared I may mess up something.....also has anyone else tried it this same way and had the same success?

Last edited by 01accrdExV6; June 19th, 2003 at 09:11 PM..
01accrdExV6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old June 20th, 2003, 05:34 AM   #4
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally posted by Satin silver02 on June 19th, 2003 at 04:07 PM

i sent u a PM...i juast wanted to know does the signal light stay on in the bright position all the time? and when u put your blinker on what happens? does it go from the bright position to an off position? I have the piaa's i like how they look in the bright position( when the signal is on) but not the reg. position(when the signal is off...they seem to dimm)
The blinker is basically opposite of what it is originally. Instead of dim w/parking lights it is as bright as if the turn signal is on at all times. When the turn signal goes on it blinks bright, dim, bright dim..... Looks really sharp w/hyper blue bulbs. You can probably tape off one of the sides of the bulb to make it blink on and off.
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old June 20th, 2003, 06:14 AM   #5
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,072
What about with the parking lights off, does it blink dim, off, dimm, off?
Or does it blink bright, off, bright, off?

Thanks
Entcee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old June 20th, 2003, 07:18 AM   #6
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,827
that looks like a SWEEET mod, especially since my PIAA signals will match my Sylvanias perfect when they are bright. when u say make an adjustable flash control....how? i guess that means after you do this mod, you are stuck with hiper blinkers?
KCMC582 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old August 6th, 2003, 06:13 PM   #7
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 139
This is funny- I just bought the Polarg M14's for the corner, put em in, and I was pissed as hell. I've been thinkin about how to do what u guys are talkin about for a few days, then I figured I'd check on here. Sure enough, everyone else is tryin to figure it out. ANYWAY- question- I bought the PIAA 1157 bulbs, figuring they might look the way I want.... will they look any diff than the Polargs? Or should I just cancel the order right now?
pastaVTEC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old August 27th, 2003, 12:58 AM   #8
He Is The Fu<king Master
 
WICKEDFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sometimes north, sometimes south
Posts: 619
Send a message via AIM to WICKEDFX Send a message via Yahoo to WICKEDFX
Quote:
Originally posted by Entcee on June 20th, 2003 at 01:14 PM

What about with the parking lights off, does it blink dim, off, dimm, off?
Or does it blink bright, off, bright, off?

Thanks

The lights will flash bright---off, when they are turned off. but when the parking lights or headlights are on, you most likely won't even see it flash due to the high filament staying on bright all the time, when the dim one flashes it's not bright enough to see with the other filament. but if you want an easier way to do this, just get a very small thin flathead screwdriver (ones made for sunglasses and stuff) then stick in the blinker harness and release one of the wires. then do the same to the other wire, and just switch their positions in the harness. leave the ground wire the same.
__________________
http://members.cardomain.com/wickedfx
It's supposed to be a challenge..... that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy then it would just be the way!(roadtrip)
WICKEDFX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old August 27th, 2003, 05:57 AM   #9
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
If you use the relay it blinks bright, dim, bright, dim.............and stays bright after you turn off your blinker (that is if you have your parking lights on)

Without parking lights on it blinks bright, dim, bright, dim.............. and stays off when you turn your turning signal off.
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old August 27th, 2003, 10:09 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lincoln,NE
Posts: 158
Send a message via ICQ to Redline Send a message via AIM to Redline
Just tape off one of the connectors on the bottom of the bulb, this will give you turn signals -only- when you're turning, but they are off->bright->off. So essentially your running lights will be the only thing on one click up and the headlights/running lights with two clicks. The turn signal just lies dormant till you need to turn.
Redline is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 1st, 2003, 04:22 AM   #11
V6 -> I4 -> I6
 
HwaNi.J30A-C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,936
Send a message via AIM to HwaNi.J30A-C
can you explain how to slow down these super rice fast blinking crap from LEDs?

Im really getting sick of it. My girl is getting sick of it. My parents hate it. My friends call it ricey. Neighbor looks at me weird, I really need to fix this.
__________________
The Ultimate Overpriced Driving Machine: BMW

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Previous: 02 Honda Accord V6 / Few mods. RIP.
HwaNi.J30A-C is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 1st, 2003, 03:43 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lincoln,NE
Posts: 158
Send a message via ICQ to Redline Send a message via AIM to Redline
Do you have a relay or what?
Redline is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 2nd, 2003, 06:59 PM   #13
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally posted by HwaNi.J30A-C on September 1st, 2003 at 05:22 AM

can you explain how to slow down these super rice fast blinking crap from LEDs?

Im really getting sick of it. My girl is getting sick of it. My parents hate it. My friends call it ricey. Neighbor looks at me weird, I really need to fix this.
Buy an adjustable flasher on Ebay or make one yourself.
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 2nd, 2003, 07:15 PM   #14
V6 -> I4 -> I6
 
HwaNi.J30A-C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,936
Send a message via AIM to HwaNi.J30A-C
Quote:
Originally posted by 02accordSE on September 2nd, 2003 at 05:59 PM

Buy an adjustable flasher on Ebay or make one yourself.
sounds good, thing is, those adjustable flasher is like 30 bucks, which I don't want to spend more than 5 bucks on those rice parts..

do you know any "know-how" to make one?

thanks bro.
__________________
The Ultimate Overpriced Driving Machine: BMW

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Previous: 02 Honda Accord V6 / Few mods. RIP.
HwaNi.J30A-C is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 3rd, 2003, 10:53 AM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lincoln,NE
Posts: 158
Send a message via ICQ to Redline Send a message via AIM to Redline
Just tape the contact on the bulb, you dont have turn signals any time but when you're turning, but it gives the same off/bright effect.
Redline is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 11th, 2003, 12:13 PM   #16
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 18
ayo,how do you make the blinker speed ajuster???
puertoroc719 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 11th, 2003, 04:39 PM   #17
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
Take the blinker apart. There should be a little resistor in the right hand corner. You have to take it off and in its place solder a wire to each end. Run the wire to a potentialmeter. You can buy one of these at Radio Shack for like $2. I think 0-300K works best but I could not find one with that resistance so I bought a 0-1000K and it works fine. Hook up the wire to the potentialmeter and adjust it to the speed you want.

You will need to drill a hole through the plastic part of the flasher so that you can run wire to the potentialmeter.
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 14th, 2003, 06:39 AM   #18
He Is The Fu<king Master
 
WICKEDFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sometimes north, sometimes south
Posts: 619
Send a message via AIM to WICKEDFX Send a message via Yahoo to WICKEDFX
So basically what everyone wants to do is be able to turn on your running lights and the parking lights come on bright. Then use your turn signal and have the blinkers flash off-on-off-on so you will be able to see the blinker.................... I'm trying to think how to do this with a duel filament bulb. i know how to on a single filament bulb, but never tried on duel.

i have an idea and i'll let everyone know if it works.
__________________
http://members.cardomain.com/wickedfx
It's supposed to be a challenge..... that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy then it would just be the way!(roadtrip)
WICKEDFX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 14th, 2003, 07:54 AM   #19
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 78
YES! thats exactly what i want!!!! even if it doesnt work with the 1157, please let us know how to with a 1156!
kkoch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 15th, 2003, 02:04 AM   #20
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lincoln,NE
Posts: 158
Send a message via ICQ to Redline Send a message via AIM to Redline
If you want your turn signal bulbs to be on all bright, then off/on/off when blinking, the only way to achieve this is with the relays peopl have used before. If you dont want the turn signal bulbs on all the time (how I have them) Just tape off one of the contacts on the bulb itself to get off while the lights are on and full bright/off/bright when signaling.
Redline is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 15th, 2003, 03:56 PM   #21
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
The only way to have them stay on bright is by using the relay shown in the beginning of this thread.
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 15th, 2003, 04:02 PM   #22
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,072
Can you show us how to connect the relay?

How do we know what to connect to what? (even if we use a differend brand of relay.)
Entcee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 15th, 2003, 11:25 PM   #23
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 78
and will this give us hyper blinkers.. cause i dont want hypers....
kkoch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 16th, 2003, 05:20 PM   #24
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally posted by Entcee on September 15th, 2003 at 05:02 PM

Can you show us how to connect the relay?

How do we know what to connect to what? (even if we use a differend brand of relay.)
All SPDT relays have the same numbers on their terminals 30, 87a, 86, and 85. Make sure the relay you buy has 5 terminals like the one in the picture. One of the terminals is not used.

I am not sure if this makes your blinkers hyperblink because I already had an adjustable blinker installed.
02accordSE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old September 26th, 2003, 01:15 PM   #25
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 44
Here's intrcutions on how to mke your own blinker adjuster


http://www.andrews.edu/~johnsonm/how...erblinker.html
scootrz3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old October 5th, 2003, 06:56 PM   #26
DTB
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 187
Very nice idea...
DTB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old October 26th, 2003, 07:29 PM   #27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Estados Unidos
Posts: 4
I just used a trailer hitch light converter from Walmart.

Does the same thing this mod does.

Drawback: you do get the double speed blinker

Pros: It gives you bright on all the time
BWatkins is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old December 4th, 2003, 03:19 PM   #28
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 256
Quote:
Originally posted by scootrz3
Here's intrcutions on how to mke your own blinker adjuster


http://www.andrews.edu/~johnsonm/how...erblinker.html
i just tried this on my 03 and it doesnt work because the relay used under the dash is made of all microprocessors so that means there is no way to modify it.

ALSO, what kind of amperage should i get for that relay?

Last edited by 03accord03; December 4th, 2003 at 03:25 PM..
03accord03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old December 27th, 2003, 04:18 PM   #29
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,213
hey..this is just random..and i dont know if this would mess anything up but..

what if u connected the green wire (the blinkin wire) to the red power wire? wouldnt the bright filament be on all the time getting the constand power from the red wire?
antman321 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 1st, 2004, 07:09 PM   #30
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 483
Send a message via AIM to kewltea
Quote:
Originally posted by antman321
hey..this is just random..and i dont know if this would mess anything up but..

what if u connected the green wire (the blinkin wire) to the red power wire? wouldnt the bright filament be on all the time getting the constand power from the red wire?
i tried this when i was doing my little led bulb blinking mod. only to realize that when you signal, the bright blinkers will never shut off and you will not see the dimmer light blinking. you need a relay. i'm sitting here now trying to understand how relays works

here's the diagram if anyone is interested

ok so looking at the diagram, wouldn't it be more correct if the green_bulb wire is connected to 87a and the red_car wire is connected to 30. I know it wouldn't matter in this case, just trying to understand it so I can do other stuff.

__________________
2000 Accord V6 EX

Current mods:
ICE: Eclipse 3434 HU, PPI PCX-480 Amp, Apline Type-R Component Front Speakers, MB Quart DTC-169 Rear Speakers, Infinity Basslink Sub
Exterior: 18 Axis TC Evo, Catz 4100K HID, Tenzo 200x Fog Lights, Tint, DIY Black Housing, 01-02 Front and Rear Bumper, Hi Performance Stickers
Interior: DIY Gunmetal dash, Reverse Indiglo Gauges
Suspension: Tein SS Coilovers, CL-S front strut bar, CL-S rear sway bar
Engine: AEM SR, Intake Heat Shield, Magnaflow Catback Exhaust, TL Battery Cover

Near Future mods:
Headers
Pullies



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-------------------------------
Looking for a job?
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17052

Last edited by kewltea; January 1st, 2004 at 07:19 PM..
kewltea is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Accord Forum : V6 Performance Accord Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Chapter
Choose your AV6 Chapter Location
Ride
What do you drive?
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On