Is there a flasher relay? - Mazda CX3 Forum
User Tag List

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By anchorman
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 10-06-2018, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Garage
Lightbulb Is there a flasher relay?

As the title suggests, I am currently in the process of replacing all bulbs with their LED equivalents. I of course now have hyperflashing turn signals, and I'm wondering if there is a flasher relay I can swap, in order to stop it? I'm hesitant on resistors because I read they get very hot, enough to melt plastic. Not to mention it defeats the purpose of the LEDs low power consumption and heat emission. I'm not particularly worried about the front ones, since I can tuck the resistors away somewhere on the frame, but on the rear taillight housing there isn't very much space, nor ventilation for the load resistors.

I'm thinking there is no flasher relay since the signal volume can be changed electronically :\

If there isn't and anyone has any suggestions on where the place the load resistors on the rear lights, I'd be happy to read them.

Ultimately I'll literally count how many flashes per second occur, and if it doesn't exceed the legal limit, it's staying as it is.

Edit: It appears to flash at 180 FPM which is illegal in Washington :\

Last edited by McDunkinY; 10-06-2018 at 01:08 AM.
McDunkinY is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 10-07-2018, 12:00 AM
Super Moderator
 
anchorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Derbyshire UK
Posts: 2,078
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 483 Post(s)
Garage
There isn’t one is the short answer. The CPU is housed inside the BCM (body control module) and is responsible for all lighting. They go to a lot of trouble to make it flash fast as some countries require it to warn the driver of bulb failure. I would go for led bulbs with resistors built in.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf lights exterior.pdf (169.5 KB, 63 views)
McDunkinY likes this.

Currently CX5 SportNav 2.2 diesel automatic and AWD.
Formerly CX3 SportNav 1.5 diesel automatic and AWD.

All advice is given in good spirit and taken entirely at the readers own risk. WORK SAFELY. ©2018 anchorman

ď.........and another thing"
anchorman is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-08-2019, 05:18 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am also looking for an authentic solution
billiqbal is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 09-11-2019, 04:36 AM
Junior Member
 
Kevin Tran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
As far as I am aware there is no flasher relay, it is controlled by the F-BCM (Front Body Control Module). If you're looking to get LED bulbs, install a resistor or a CANBUS harness to eliminate the chance of a bulb-out warning.

2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport "Bitesized Barbara"
46G Machine Gray Metallic, D0E Black Cloth
Birthday: 30 May 2019 | Adoption: 2 Sep 2019
Build Codes: FOL - PORTFOLIO | Z85 - I-ACTIVESENSE STANDALONE | JCG - MACHINE GRAY PAINT CHARGE | 1SP - SPORT I-ACTIVESENSE PKG
Modifications: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kevin Tran is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome