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Just ordered mine.

Went for strobe option.

Planning on strobe/wig wag hazards, normal turn signals with 4 or 5x tap turn feature.
 

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Nice mod, I was excited to read about the group buy, until it was a no go. Still purchasing this mod within the next month or so.
 

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I received the unit today and installed it within 30 minutes. One thing I noticed that my hyper flash was gone but my flasher warning is still lit on my cluster. Is it suppose to turn off too or still be one since I have LEDs? Also after installing I noticed that my DRLs don't turn on now. Is that suppose to happen too or did something happen during installation? Overall I'm satisfied with my order and the unit. I really enjoy the strobe package!
 

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^^^ Since I changed the bulbs to LED's it uses less voltage so the car thinks that the bulb is "out" and so it sets off the light in the cluster telling you that one of the blinkers are out. Also I know that the relay has nothing to do with the DRL's but i was just curious because it stopped working after i installed it, but im not blaming it on the unit
 

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^^^ Since I changed the bulbs to LED's it uses less voltage so the car thinks that the bulb is "out" and so it sets off the light in the cluster telling you that one of the blinkers are out. Also I know that the relay has nothing to do with the DRL's but i was just curious because it stopped working after i installed it, but im not blaming it on the unit
The warning light is only for tail and brake lights, not for the signals.
 

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^^^ Since I changed the bulbs to LED's it uses less voltage so the car thinks that the bulb is "out" and so it sets off the light in the cluster telling you that one of the blinkers are out. Also I know that the relay has nothing to do with the DRL's but i was just curious because it stopped working after i installed it, but im not blaming it on the unit
That's the brake light bulb indicator lol, not the signals. You could always put the stock flasher back in to see if the DRLs work again, I've got mine disabled.

Anyone installed this with regular stock bulbs?

Nice write-up. Thanks!
It works fine with stock bulbs, you can see videos of it on a Subaru with regular bulbs.
 

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Well I got my Tap Turn today and installed it. Here is a quick summary on how to install as there are no instructions.

The flasher relay module is located behind the fuse box in the driver side kick panel.

1. (this step not necessary but made it way easier) I removed the foot rest by the clutch so I had room to pry the fuse box out. Just pull it hard its held in by 2 plastic clips that you can get at.

2. Remove the Driver side kick panel so you can see the fuse box. This is covered on the forum in detail but heres a rundown. There is a black finger screw by the pedals, just use your fingers to unscrew it. I also unpop the plastic trim along the side of the frame next to the seat where it meets the kick panel to make it easier to pull it off. Now pull the kick panel towards you and it will pop off.

3. Now you are looking at a beige colored fuse box. Along the bottom is a silver 10mm bolt. Use a ratchet and extension to unscrew this.


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4. Near the top you will see a pink box. There is another silver 10mm bolt. Unscrew that.....youll need the extension so you are not super uncomfortable.


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5. Stick a flat head behind the lower part of the fuse box and pry the box forward so that you can see the RED flasher relay (its also labeled FLASHER on the back of the fuse box).


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6. There are plastic clips on either side of the relay, one you can see the other you cannot. Pry off one side and then yank the relay out.

7. Stick new Tap Turn relay in and hit your hazards to make sure it works.


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8. Re assemble.

Hope thats helpful
 

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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I had a question about this module. I had one of these in my 2015 WRX, but it actually ended up causing an electrical fault with my BIU (Body Integration Unit, basically an ECU used for the interior) which was a hassle to deal with. Has anyone ran these modules, well custom relay, on their IS300 without any issues? Were you running OEM bulbs or were you able to just run plug and play with LED's no problem?
 

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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I had a question about this module. I had one of these in my 2015 WRX, but it actually ended up causing an electrical fault with my BIU (Body Integration Unit, basically an ECU used for the interior) which was a hassle to deal with. Has anyone ran these modules, well custom relay, on their IS300 without any issues? Were you running OEM bulbs or were you able to just run plug and play with LED's no problem?
I (creator of this thread) have been running this same flasher relay module since I installed it ... wow, 5 years ago. It's been absolutely flawless. I have all LED bulbs all around. Since this time, Diode Dynamics has also released a cheaper version. But this car isn't a WRX.
 
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