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I just installed a set, with all the required stuff...ballasts, in-line resistors, new flasher relay. Connections all checked twice.

When I turn a blinker on, it blinks initially at a normal rate. But then after about 10 seconds, the rate steadily increases to fast, almost like an incandescent setup when a bulb is burned out. This change in blink frequency continues on, faster then slower at random intervals and rates. Same pattern on L/R. One thing I noticed, the flasher module that came with the LEDs had three pins vs four with the stock. Other than that I'm baffled.
 

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I've upgraded, mine work fine, though.

I don't know what the inside of the flasher looks like -- but what you're describing sounds like a leaky cap. Try to get Lotus to replace the flasher.
 

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I've upgraded, mine work fine, though.

I don't know what the inside of the flasher looks like -- but what you're describing sounds like a leaky cap. Try to get Lotus to replace the flasher.
It really does act like a cap that's discharging irregular. I have an email in with FVMC.
 

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Don't really know the details, Dave. The local Lambo restoration shop installed the LED upgrade when they replaced and painted my new clamshells. Sorry.
 

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PM Buzzy, he did it. looks great :up:
 

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HRM did it for me, but your problem does sound like it's the flasher relay.

I had a loose connection in the trunk on mine which caused one turn signal to flash really fast, but once I reseated the connection it was fine.
 

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Working! TJ and John from FVMC called and asked if I tried after starting the car, not just on ACC. Well, I hadn't and they work fine with the engine running. They had this same issue on an Exige, and it appears that if the battery is the least bit low, the relay doesn't cycle properly.

I gotta say John the parts manager is one of the nicest and thorough guys I've met, even emailed me from home in the evening trying to help. That's yet another reason I flew to Chicago to buy the Elise and drove 7 hours home. Great service FVMC!
 

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Working! TJ and John from FVMC called and asked if I tried after starting the car, not just on ACC. Well, I hadn't and they work fine with the engine running. They had this same issue on an Exige, and it appears that if the battery is the least bit low, the relay doesn't cycle properly.

I gotta say John the parts manager is one of the nicest and thorough guys I've met, even emailed me from home in the evening trying to help. That's yet another reason I flew to Chicago to buy the Elise and drove 7 hours home. Great service FVMC!
+100 service is unnecessarily amazing :up:
 
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