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Old 11-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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12V 2 pin relay

are there any local shops that carry turn signal 12V 2 pin relay?
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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For LED upgrades? You may check autozone they have a good amount of relays in stock and its where i hear most people source their relay's from when doing the relay mod to upgrade to LED signals.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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For a relay to be a relay, you need at a minimum of 4 pins...one for 12+ coil, neg coil, contact, and contact (Normally open or Normally closed)...maybe you are having difficulty finding what you need because you aren't asking the right question.

Most will have the numbers 85, 86, 30, 87 and 87A on them. 85 and 86 being the coil. 30 being the Common, 87 being a Normally Open Contact and 87A being a Normally Closed Contact. Some 4 pin ones will not have the 87A contact.

If you are asking about the flasher relay, then those are 2 wire sometimes. They make some that use a capacitor and some that are solid state now.

If you use a standard relay 4 or 5 wire one on LED turn signals, and hook up the coil side where the typical signals were and hook the contacts up to the LEDs with a 12v source, they will flash normal.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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Except... the turn signal "relay" is not really a relay. It's more of an interrupter circuit. It has only 2 pin because it is just a pass-thu in-line device. The analog type typically senses the current passing through it and momentarily shuts off the circuit, which creates the flashing turn signal pattern. The impedance/load needs to be matched to the flasher, otherwise the flashing rate changes, which is kinda of good thing in the old days, because it creates a built-in warning system for a blown bulb.

This screws up LEDs which has next to no load compared to incandescent bulbs. So there are electronic flashers these day to mimic the old analog ones.
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