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      09-17-2019, 06:33 AM   #1
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Dynamic turn signal

Just wondering if anyone has dynamic turn signals (blinkers)?
Surely there is an easy way of doing this.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
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      09-17-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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dumb question, what's dynamic turn signal
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      09-17-2019, 12:57 PM   #3
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Just wondering if anyone has dynamic turn signals (blinkers)?
Surely there is an easy way of doing this.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
What do you mean, signals that go on automatically when you start turning? You do realize that your turn signal is supposed to be a signal of desire/intent not one of "I'm already turning" and should be turned on before you turn/lane change,right?
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What do you mean, signals that go on automatically when you start turning? You do realize that your turn signal is supposed to be a signal of desire/intent not one of "I'm already turning" and should be turned on before you turn/lane change,right?
Additionally, in many jurisdictions it is legally required to signal intent a short distance before initiating your turn. So you can still get a ticket for having your signal on when you turn due to you failing to signal intent early enough.

I don't see how a car can read your mind to know your intent. You can only maybe have an option if you're using navigation and the car knows a turn is coming up you'll take in x feet? But that doesn't align with any of the current auto systems BMW is shipping in the G30 (or any of their cars from my understanding).
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OP is in Australia. No telling what madness they have going on down (under) there.

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Are you guys serious!

Ok...a dynamic LED indicator signal that runs to the outside of the car.
Instead of “blinking” they start on the inside edge and the led’s light up and run towards the outer edge.
Lexus vehicles have them.....have none of you seen them?
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You mean you want an arrow I guess? No idea but thought Lexus's way looks kinda dumb... though I suppose that means easier to tell between braking and turn signal (in case one side goes out)
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Basically like a sequential turn signal like Mustang has? I think the new Audis also have it. I don't believe coding it is an option for our cars (yet?).

When I had an 07 Mustang GT, you could buy the sequential tail lights by themselves which a lot of people did and then a few years later, they came from the factory like that.

You could google around and see if someone makes them for our cars. You never know what's out there on the internet.
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Basically like a sequential turn signal like Mustang has? I think the new Audis also have it. I don't believe coding it is an option for our cars (yet?).

When I had an 07 Mustang GT, you could buy the sequential tail lights by themselves which a lot of people did and then a few years later, they came from the factory like that.

You could google around and see if someone makes them for our cars. You never know what's out there on the internet.
Yep, there are aftermarket parts that will do the job.

This is just the mirror, but I'm not doing any deeper of a search.

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/33001029053.html

I am not vouching for it though. OP can do their own research that way.
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Thanks guys
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Hey guys, was wondering if anyone knows how to replace the rear tail light, unfortunately broke mine and can not get my new one installed...
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Hmm highly doubtful because our indicators are optical effect meaning 1 or 2 diodes lit up the whole light rather than having individual diodes in a line which can be modded to go sequential. Both front and rear appears to have very few diodes required for the turn signal.
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I think I have dynamic turn signals. When I switch them on they are not staying on, but are blinking... So they must be dynamic. Head lights are static - when switched on, they stay on.
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