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Old 03-22-2016, 11:26 AM
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It would appear as though my speaker headlights are causing problems with the bus/system in the Jeep. The primary issues are the dash lights flashing off and on intermittently. I took it to the dealership and of course they blamed it on the headlights. Please advise if you had similar issues and what the fixes been. Thank you in advance.

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It would appear as though my speaker headlights are causing problems with the bus/system in the Jeep. The primary issues are the dash lights flashing off and on intermittently. I took it to the dealership and of course they blamed it on the headlights. Please advise if you had similar issues and what the fixes been. Thank you in advance.
do you have spider headlights or JW Speaker.?

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do you have spider headlights or JW Speaker.?
Speaker. My apologies.
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I have the speaker headlights also no problems with them, this is the first that I've heard and I do not believe that is your problem. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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My suggestion would be to remove the Headlights and reinstall the stockers for a few days and see if it is in fact the Headlights. I have heard of the canbus acting funny after some of my buddies installed Led lights on their rigs. It is a very sensitive system and some Jeeps are different than others and sometimes adding Led Headlights, turn signals, brake lights or just Led bars into the system can cause it to act funny. Some of the guys in my Jeep club have wired their Headlights to run directly off the battery instead of through the canbus system and by doing this you eliminate the need for the anti-flicker modules if your headlights required them, which I am assuming yours did not.

By doing the Headlights off the battery it did eliminate the electrical problems one guy in the club was having and the benefits of doing this are that the Headlights are slightly brighter as well. You can buy a plug and play harness that allows you to do the mod for around $100 or you can build one for around $30.
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Thank you all for your input. I will keep you posted. Also, I've heard guys not running the "anti flicker" connector/module which I am running - I may try to remove that and see if it matters. This is a 2014 jeep, not sure if that matters.
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Thank you all for your input. I will keep you posted. Also, I've heard guys not running the "anti flicker" connector/module which I am running - I may try to remove that and see if it matters. This is a 2014 jeep, not sure if that matters.
Most of the JKs need them because of the pulsating electrical system Jeep put into them. That's why you see people starting to come off the battery for power, no anti flicker needed and a more constant flow of power gives the Headlights a brighter light.

You may not get flicker on low beam but I'll almost bet you will on high beam. The JW Headlights do not require the anti flicker it's built in are yours the older series or newer ones
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I have a '14 with milspec Trucklites, (10 led) and no anti-flicker. A little pulsing at idle. That's about it.

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Most of the JKs need them because of the pulsating electrical system Jeep put into them. That's why you see people starting to come off the battery for power, no anti flicker needed and a more constant flow of power gives the Headlights a brighter light.

You may not get flicker on low beam but I'll almost bet you will on high beam. The JW Headlights do not require the anti flicker it's built in are yours the older series or newer ones
I am running one each, the old model and the new model.

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