I am running regular orange bulbs for the mirror blinkers. Does that mean if I switch to LED mirror blinkers that I will need to add a flasher unit?
My experience when I changed the from the amber lens and incandescent bulbs to the clear lens and the switch back LED bulbs in the mirrors, AND the rear turn signal bulbs still being stock incandescent bulbs, the flash rate was noticeably faster, but not too fast. Given the amount of trouble I was having getting to the flasher, a friend and GL1800 owner who was looking at the flash rate said he would probably live with it. It was faster, but not really that bad. I agree it was livable.
However I knew that I also wanted to change the rear turn signal bulbs to LED bulbs. I already have LED bulbs in the tail/brake light positions. I wanted to complete the LED swap. At this point I assumed the flash rate would be even faster yet, so I continued with the electronic flasher installation and got it done with thanks to TechDude here on the forums.
With regards to adding LED bulbs in the Pathfinder LED fog lights with DRL and TS feature, I agree with bigbird1 the LED bulbs here draw too low current to be a problem as a tech told kb&hb. This is likely not going to be a problem. I was also thinking the flash rate would be OK, IF the stock incandescent bulbs were in the other 4 locations (2 mirror, 2 rear ). -- Of course it it were me, I would then order up LED bulbs for the 4 stock locations. This would reduce the power draw enough there is no way, IMO of course, the additional power draw from the Pathfinder DRL/TS feature would be a problem from a current draw point of view. Then I would have those wire up and made functional. All of this being swapped to LED would have an impact on flash rate and would need an electronic flasher.
2005 GL1800ABS 62,000mi
2003 ZG1000 134,000mi