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Old 03-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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High Beams flicker on by themselves? Advice Please

Hey all, thanks for any input you may have. A little backstory, I have a 2011 Wrangler, installed the TruckLights series 7 LEDs with the pigtail adapters about 6 months ago. A few weeks ago I thought that my high beams were flickering on while driving during daylight. I wasn't sure though. Well today on the was to work at 4am I confirmed that I wasn't crazy. The lights switched between high and low beams on their own. Here's what I know for sure
-The dash light for high beams never came on
-Both instances there was rain/light mist(wipers running and off)
-After work I pulled both headlights to check for moisture/corrosion on plugs. There was none of either.
-The issue is completely random as I drive in the dark 5 days a week
-I'm not sure if it was one headlight or both
-When it happened today, one time was less than 2-3 seconds after I switched from high beams to low.
-I'm pretty sure warranty from Chrysler is no go since I changed an electrical component.
-It's really annoying for me so I'd imagine it would really annoy other people on the road.

Any suggestions or if anyone else has noticed this would be greatly appreciated. I love the light output of these lights and don't want to switch back to stock.(lots of country roads=lots of critters).

Thanks in advance,
Mike

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Hey all, thanks for any input you may have. A little backstory, I have a 2011 Wrangler, installed the TruckLights series 7 LEDs with the pigtail adapters about 6 months ago. A few weeks ago I thought that my high beams were flickering on while driving during daylight. I wasn't sure though. Well today on the was to work at 4am I confirmed that I wasn't crazy. The lights switched between high and low beams on their own. Here's what I know for sure
-The dash light for high beams never came on
-Both instances there was rain/light mist(wipers running and off)
-After work I pulled both headlights to check for moisture/corrosion on plugs. There was none of either.
-The issue is completely random as I drive in the dark 5 days a week
-I'm not sure if it was one headlight or both
-When it happened today, one time was less than 2-3 seconds after I switched from high beams to low.
-I'm pretty sure warranty from Chrysler is no go since I changed an electrical component.
-It's really annoying for me so I'd imagine it would really annoy other people on the road.

Any suggestions or if anyone else has noticed this would be greatly appreciated. I love the light output of these lights and don't want to switch back to stock.(lots of country roads=lots of critters).

Thanks in advance,
Mike

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Wow...I thought I was alone. I ran into this identical issue. I contacted TL tech support and while they had issues they had not encountered anything like this which frankly I didn't believe. I could actually switch out the lights back to the stock ones and the issue would no longer exist.

Sparing you all of the troubleshooting I did, it came down to the connectors between the Truck lights and the factory connection. I took them all apart and blew them out, allowed them to dry in the air for overnight in the garage. I then put them back together using a TON of dielectric grease in each end of each connector before I pushed them back together. Once that was done I wrapped each connector completely in quality electrical tape to ensure they could not wiggle in each other and that moisture could not enter into the connector in any way. Long story short that was 3 months ago and it has never happened again.

I called TL back to advise of what I did and that it fixed it. I believe that moisture in one of the connectors was causing the issue. They indicated it could not happen based on how they were wired and operated, that the only thing that they felt could cause that to happen was a ground issue as LED lights were very susceptible to it. Well..they are wrong as I did nothing else but clean the connectors, use the grease and make sure they would be as moisture proof as possible and its never come back again.

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Couldn't agree with you more about the wow! Figured it was a "me" problem. Thanks for the prompt advice! I will be trying this very soon!
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