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Finally getting around to introducing myself and adding some information here! Met an Admin via YouTube and he was extremely helpful and introduced me to the site. Car is a 1996 V6 car and now has a Gen 3.5 5.3 LS, Borg Warner S475, 4L80E in it. The goal is to have a fun street car that can run down the track as well. I've documented a ton along the way but not sure people interact much with build threads so I haven't done one yet. But here are a few along the way pictures! I still have some ironing out to do but it's came a long way!
 

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I remember Josef warning me about you!


Welcome to the forum. Go make a build thread and post up everything you can. We definitely enjoy them around here.
 
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that turbo had to be fun to fit in there.
It wasn't terrible to be honest! The intercooler and piping was the hateful one lol.

I remember Josef warning me about you!


Welcome to the forum. Go make a build thread and post up everything you can. We definitely enjoy them around here.


I've been asking him some electrical questions. Almost messaged him tonight on one. I'm adding led's all the way around as well as the Raxium sequential tail light kit and I've soldered every combination of capacitors in and can't get it to flash normal lol... Hazards will work fine but everything else either doesn't flash or ends up hyperflashing with capacitor changes.
 
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cap? Are you swapping the cap in the flasher assembly?
Yeah. Went from everything from .47uf to like 10uf... and all kinds of combinations. My low beams don't work but high beams do which is a separate problem. I haven't verified if it's a multi function switch issue or missing power to the lights themselves.
 
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did you do led headlights as well?
Yes. But I also deleted the passenger side harness that connects to the passenger headlight harness. So I ran a park light wire and turn signal wire to the passenger headlight but don't have low beams on either light. Pulling the stalk the high beams work.
 

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so you installed a relay power harness for the lights? Depending on how the harness is wired you might need 2 to get low and high beams.
 
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I'm using the factory harness except for the passenger park and turn signal at the headlight (rear worked because I didn't remove anything from the back of the car). My guess is, that the low beam wire isn't receiving power (black with red stripe or vice versa IIRC) and I will need to make a jumper for that too. But I'm not sure yet.

The hazards work with the factory capacitor in the relay. But the turn signals hyperflashed. So I started experimenting with swapping caps. Wasn't able to get it ironed out. The factory blue cap is pictured below. Which is 3.3uf. I went lower and higher incrementally. No resolve.

I believe that the issues are unrelated. I ordered some 8ohm resistors just now to increase the load of the lights to see if that's the issue. And will then tinker with adding capacitors to get the desires sequential pattern I want. I'm not sure if there is a limit or not of flashes per minute but I like the s550 delay in sequential flash. 20231017_190637.jpg
 

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were you careful to make sure the cap was inserted in the correct orientation? Caps are generally polarized so there is a + and a - wire on them
 
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were you careful to make sure the cap was inserted in the correct orientation? Caps are generally polarized so there is a + and a - wire on them
I'd love to tell you yes. But no. I didn't know there was a polarity on these. I wondered if the leg length referred to polarity but was limited on time so I just desoldered and soldered. I seen a post from 2014 you were a part of and liked a few posts that a guy had the same issue. So let's see if the ep27 relay makes the difference lol. I ordered it Monday and will have it tomorrow too lol
 
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were you careful to make sure the cap was inserted in the correct orientation? Caps are generally polarized so there is a + and a - wire on them
I guess I can swap the capacitor in the morning and see if it makes a difference lol... now I'm curious.
 

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