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Question 2016 Mazda 6 LED Switchback turn signals

I've been looking around and haven't seen much people on here do this so, I decided I will make a post about this.

So recently I've installed led switchbacks purchased from

(7443 HP24 Dual-Color LED (pair) - 7440 / 7443 - LED Bulbs - All Products)

after installation they work fine and look great with my HIDs




my only problem with them is the hyper blinking and I understand I need resistors but what I don't know is what wires to splice and what kind of resistor I need.

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figure out which wire is your negative and which if your turn signal positive by using a volt ohm meter and the continuity setting. the load resistor should be spliced in in parallel.
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Since the parking lights are dual filament bulbs and use 3 different wires I was having a hard time figuring out which was positive and negative. I actually just spliced different wires with each other to test which would work and I figured out which wires to use. Now even though I got it, I accidentally cut through one of the wires and the bulb wasn't able to function properly, to fix it I used one of the scotch lock connectors I got from the resistor kit. In all I wasn't able to fix the hyper flash but I understand how to do it. Just need to buy a new resistor kit.
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I have the same type of lights, but mine are a hell of a lot brighter I had to black out 3 of the white LED's with black nail polish, you'll need 50W-6Ohm Load Resistors




I can't remember to which cable I connected them, but for the rear turn signals if you also got LED's its black with yellow and blue with pink stripe i think. You'll need a load resistor for each LED i used 4.
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@Juan Carlo your LEDs look really nice and wow I didn't realize I could've paid a better price for these switchbacks.

Well, I finally ordered new resistors and installed them and now it works perfectly fine.

For those of you who want to do these the easiest way is through the wheel wall, literally takes 2 minutes to take off. When splicing the wires DO NOT TOUCH THE GREEN WIRE.
The other wires are what needs to be spliced in parallel. i.e (Black/Red striped and Red/Green striped).





*Do not mind the red scotch lock connector. I needed to use that to reconnect the Black/Red wire because when I was splicing I mistakenly cut the wire in half.
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I'd like to change my turn signals over to LED eventually but i'm trying to avoid splicing and cutting with this car, so i will probably end up going with retrofitsource LED's with the load resistor built in.
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Its quite easy to do. I too was thinking the same thing you said, I didnt want to ruin the car by changing all these bulbs but it only takes 30 minutes, I can walk you through it step by step. I only learned from actually just trying it without research which is why it took so long to figure out.

The only tools you need are a flat head screw driver only to remove the pins on the wheel wall and some pliers to press the scotch lock blade over the wires.

- Flat head screw driver

- Pliers

for drivers side access - Turn wheel all the way to the right.

for passenger side access - Turn wheel to the left. (Vice-versa)

Use the screwdriver to pop the pins, you only need to take out 4 pins takes 2 minutes to do.

- use a bottle or something to hold the wheel wall in such a position that you have access to the parking light bulb.

- reach in twist right or left depending on which side your doing - take out the bulb pull out the halogen bulb and pop in the led.

- If you like the hyper blinking you can put everything back together no problem.

- To get rid of the hyper blink all you need is a resistor here's the one I used

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...g-fix/190/831/

- (Only use the red and green wire and splice with the black and red wire when splicing)

- You cant really mess up once you know what wires to splice the resistor kit comes with scotch locks that splice for you so you aren't doing any wire cutting by yourself and the scotch locks don't cut the wire in half completely they only cut in such a way to reveal the copper strings inside to make the connection. So if you make a mistake you can just take off the splice and tape up with some electrical tape.(That is only if you didn't cut the wire in half)

- If you cut a wire in half you can always reconnect with one of the scotch lock connectors(As I did above)
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I've been looking around and haven't seen much people on here do this so, I decided I will make a post about this.

So recently I've installed led switchbacks purchased from

(7443 HP24 Dual-Color LED (pair) - 7440 / 7443 - LED Bulbs - All Products)

after installation they work fine and look great with my HIDs




my only problem with them is the hyper blinking and I understand I need resistors but what I don't know is what wires to splice and what kind of resistor I need.

What kind of hid kit do you have? I bought the same switchback kit from superbright leds but they dont match my headlights. Ive got amazon hid kit "Kensun 35w 5k". Do you think the 55w 6k kit would help match?

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Here's a no splice solution... Just plug these into the rear turn signals and you should be able to run LEDs on all 4 corners with no issue. (I don't remember if the 6 had 744x connectors)

7443 LED 50W Load Resistor Adapter Anti Hyper Blinking Flashing Error Canceller | eBay
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