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Old 03-06-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Sequential tail lights question

Ok I know that for the new edge stangs there a way to slow them down. However I haven't seen anything for the s197. I think mine blink a little to fast

Never mind the snow lol
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Ok I know that for the new edge stangs there a way to slow them down. However I haven't seen anything for the s197. I think mine blink a little to fast

Never mind the snow lol
Maybe try a higher watt bulb. Since it requires more energy to light up, it takes a bit longer. Thats the only thing I can think of. Hope it helps.

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I just read in another forum here that they bought a turn signal relay that slowed it down 50%.

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94-04 Mustang sequential tailights discussion:
Deciding to change you turn signals to a sequential set up leaves you with many options today. I have a '97 and when I first installed the splice kit, it appeared to actually look like a "trailing" flash because the blinkers were so fast. I tried to make things better by purchasing the plug n play harness kit. Because the relay flashed so quickly, it still gave the effect of trailing (one light lit, #2, and then#3) when true sequential would have the first lamp light up and stay lit as the second lights up and then the third with all three lit at once before sequencing again.
I solved the problem by finding a turn signal relay that slowed down the flash rate about 50% giving it the look of the newer Mustangs sequential display. Now looks fantastic. It works with both a splice kit or the harness kit you can get.
Lastly, now they sell LED sequential kits that function at the correct rate while you change out your 3157 lamps with the LED lamps provided.
One last thing I should mention is that I have found that if you install 3157 lamps with thick filaments, you get a brighter and longer illumination.(Silverstar)OR(NightHawk) or on a lesser note any "long life" lamp.
HOPE ALL THIS HELPS AND IS INTERESTING!~Any Questions & I'll Try & Help
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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Do they make a higher wattage bulb for the 3157? And I'd be afraid of melting the tail light housing
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autotrix.net is where he said he got the relay. $25.00

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Do they make a higher wattage bulb for the 3157? And I'd be afraid of melting the tail light housing
I'm not sure....that was just a guess. I was an electrician for 3 years before i hit the corporate world. But if its stock housing, shouldnt be a problem. OEM is usually pretty tough.
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Oh ya I read that, I was wonder if we could do the same with are year
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Mine blinks the same way its fine to me
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Ya I'd like it slower tho, cause if you have the lights on you barely notice that it's sequential
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To slightly piggy back on this thread,

Has anyone had their bulbs go out more frequently with the sequentials? I have noticed since have it routinely have some bulbs go out whereas before that wasn't an issue. Could be a coincidence I suppose..
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From what I've read, it doesnt work on our S197's. I think we are stuck with the same rate of speed.

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Has anyone had their bulbs go out more frequently with the sequentials? I have noticed since have it routinely have some bulbs go out whereas before that wasn't an issue. Could be a coincidence I suppose..
I dont have sequentials, but it makes sense that they might go out quick. Since the filaments are being heated consistently, at a much faster rate. buy some led bulbs.
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To slightly piggy back on this thread,

Has anyone had their bulbs go out more frequently with the sequentials? I have noticed since have it routinely have some bulbs go out whereas before that wasn't an issue. Could be a coincidence I suppose..
Well your bulbs are now lighting up more, so it makes sense, I'm on my second kit tho first one fried out
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Well your bulbs are now lighting up more, so it makes sense, I'm on my second kit tho first one fried out
That washowI rationalized it. Bulbs are cheap too so I could care less but didn't know of it was a specific issue, thanks.
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Recon 05-09 Mustang LED Brake/Tail Light (12 LEDs) WHITE - LED Replacement Bulbs - Lighting - 05-09 Mustang GT

They're expensive, but have 80,000k hours of life. Thats about 3,333 days.
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Recon 05-09 Mustang LED Brake/Tail Light (12 LEDs) WHITE - LED Replacement Bulbs - Lighting - 05-09 Mustang GT

They're expensive, but have 80,000k hours of life. Thats about 3,333 days.
LEDs go out faster then regular bulbs, IMO, I know they are suppose to last longer but most of them are cheap ones from china that burn out, even those raxiom ones
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To slightly piggy back on this thread,

Has anyone had their bulbs go out more frequently with the sequentials? I have noticed since have it routinely have some bulbs go out whereas before that wasn't an issue. Could be a coincidence I suppose..
Yes but the bulb isn't bad usually. I have it happen to me A LOT. I go, pull the bulb out, put it in, comes back. Raxiom makes nice stuff but cheap stuff.

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LEDs go out faster then regular bulbs, IMO, I know they are suppose to last longer but most of them are cheap ones from china that burn out, even those raxiom ones
Agreed. LED bulbs die SUPER fast unless they're quality which makes them expensive. Most LED set ups you see always have dead bulbs, even the OEM Audi and Lexus lights I often see out.
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Yes but the bulb isn't bad usually. I have it happen to me A LOT. I go, pull the bulb out, put it in, comes back. Raxiom makes nice stuff but cheap stuff.
Lol ya mine did that, where you had to wiggle some wires or play with the connectors! I sent that crap back to AM and got a new set
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Do the s197 not have a relay for the signal lights? On my new edge I pulled my relay out. Removed it from the case and soldered a capacitor in series with the original to get a nice slow blink rate.
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It might all be controlled by the computer that's why I can't find anything for it
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Found it, pretty cool kit! Think it's time to replace my raxiom kit

http://meter4it.com/2005_to_2009_mustang.htm
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Lmao. Went through all the trouble to record, upload on ur pc and start a thread. But you couldn't wipe off the snow.

Bahahahahah.

I'm just teasin ya dude.
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Found it, pretty cool kit! Think it's time to replace my raxiom kit

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yeah that kit is nice. I just checked it out.
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Lmao. Went through all the trouble to record, upload on ur pc and start a thread. But you couldn't wipe off the snow.

Bahahahahah.

I'm just teasin ya dude.
Haha I thought it looked cool shining thru tho snow
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Haha I thought it looked cool shining thru tho snow
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