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Old 03-19-2016, 03:47 PM
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Hyper Flashing problem

This is a two part question. First one is easy.

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I have a 2006 TJ and it has bushwhacker fenders flares. All the parking lights work fine but when I turn on the left turn signal the LED on the fender flares blinks and the light on the fender does not. When I turn on the right turn signal the front fender light blinks and the fender flare does not. Which one is supposed to blink?

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When I turn on the emergency flashers I get a Hyper Flashing that is so fast it looks like the lights are on solid. I hear a very fast clicking sound in the dash. It has LED tail lights and I installed the after market relay in the steering column. It only hyper flashes when the emergency switch is used. Any thoughts? Does the emergency flasher use a different relay than the turn signals?

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the relay should have helped this, but it does sound like you have a burnt out LED or marker light. i installed LED tail light bulbs once. got the hyper flashing even after installing a relay. turned out to be one of the LED bulbs having a bad contact and the bulb facing forward on the fender burnt out. went back to halogen bulbs after that.

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Did you install all the lights or were they installed someone else? Did they ever work correctly? Did you change them to LED?
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They were installed by my custom shop that did all the lift work. The emergency flashers never worked right. I have some time before the spring off-roading season so I thought I would try to fix this once and for all. I could try putting halogens back on the front markers as a test and proceed from there.
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They were installed by my custom shop that did all the lift work. The emergency flashers never worked right. I have some time before the spring off-roading season so I thought I would try to fix this once and for all. I could try putting halogens back on the front markers as a test and proceed from there.
How many wires come out of the marker lights? Check the common wire and be sure it is grounded properly to the light and the frame. The common is usually black.
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So the issue with LED lights is that the have a different resistance than a normal bulb. When a normal bulb blows there is then a higher resistance in the circuit so that causes the hyper flashing to let you know you have a blown bulb. With the LED lights, if they are installed backwards (Regular bulbs allow electrons to floe either way while the D in LED stands for diode which a diode only allows electricity to flow in one direction) so if the LED is in backwards it will show a higher resistance in the circuit and cause the hyper flashing. Also from what I have read, some LED's are not compatible with turn signals so you have to buy special LED bulbs that have that resistance adjusted through a small onboard circuit or you can buy a resistor load circuit to install with the LED so the vehicle's circuit sees it as a normal bulb.

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