I'm in the middle of a little restoration on my 2001 Rebel and have decided to install these LED bullet turn signals all the way around on the bike. I am running the turn signals only, running light function is not being utilized.
I have everything soft installed and wired correctly but had to replace the flasher relay. I am using a Novita EP34 from pepboys. It has 3 prongs labled B/L/E. I understand the B to be 12v, L is the load and E is a ground that is required for this unit.
When I connect it as such I get 4 way flash on both right/left signals. If I pull the instrument panel connector (black clip) to disable the indicator I get right turn signal but left makes all lights flash 3 times and I blow the 10a tail lamp fuse (tail is a 1157 LED, tag is standard if that matters). Needless to say I plugged the indicator connector back in.
My question is this. I've read the sticky on here and other related posts and see a few different ways folks are remedying this. Some have a relay with a (P) prong for the indicator which I lack. Some do a dual indicator setup, Others are using diodes on what I'm assuming are the signal lines from the front signals (lt.blue/orange) that feed the indicator and yet others are mentioning using a LED 194 on the indicator as a remedy.
Will simply replacing the indicator bulb with a 194 LED resolve this or are the diodes absolutely necessary?
If the diodes are necessary which ones are best to use (ive seen several different ones mentioned). Could I get a pic of how these are being installed? What I'm imaging doesn't seem very rigid or weather proof.
Is there a better relay to use besides the EP34? I started with a EP27 and couldn't even get it to fire the lights so exchanged it for this one.
Thanks folks and I'm happy to supply any additional info if needed.