Where's the best place to mount front turn signal resistors?

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  1. carrzy

    carrzy New Member

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    I recently installed some switchback turn signals and resistors on my 2011 Silverado, but I'm not sure where the best place is to mount the resistors. I know they can get fairly hot but only if the turn signals are left on for an extended amount of time.. Am I safe to use some 3M double-sided tape and stick the resistors right on the back of the head light housings?
     
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    What year
     
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    A better way would be to fasten them down with screws if possible. Another (albeit less refined) solution is just ziptie it somewhere
     
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    Sorry, Edited OP.. 2011
     
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    I've seen guys mount the to the backside of the headlight housings on NNBS. Ideally, you'd want to mount them on a heat sink to prevent any overheating issues. Maybe a crossmember near the headlights?
     
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    Yeah, i wouldn't mount them on plastic, they get hot as fuck
     
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    I mounted mine to one of those mounting plates that comes with HID ballasts then screwed the plate to some support near the headlights IIRC. But I think I've seen Phil and others mount them to the back of the headlights
     
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    Ironically I just received mine back from Phil for a retrofit correction. lol The resistors are connected, but not mounted to anything.

    Yes mounting right to metal would be best. However, won't that make changing headlights / bulbs in the future a pain?
     
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    If you have load resistors, you must have LED corner lights. If you had a retrofit I'm assuming you did HID, so you shouldn't have to mess with your headlights for a long time (Unless you get bored quickly).
     
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    you are correct and bring up a good point.

    Thanks for the input gentlemen. It's appreciated
     
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    Yeah mine are on the support that the headlight and grille bolts onto
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