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Old August 25th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Bad LED Blinker?

Installed Rovers North LED set (rears) last week and all worked fine until last night (while on vacation road trip). Noticed last night that only a single LED bulb was lighting on the right side. Same when using the four ways.

Using a Tridon EP36 flasher.

I'm figuring light is defective - maybe a flasher issue?

Anybody come across this? Don't think RN is open today so figured I check here to see if anybody has had this issue.

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Old August 25th, 2012, 12:14 PM
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You need a LED flasher relay, you should not use the stock one.

If you had searched "LED flasher" this would have come up, which has a lot of good info. Not sure about the Tridon EP36, and/or if it is ideal for LED lights like these, or just "compatible" - which may just mean it's not ideal.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ht=led+flasher
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Old August 25th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Thanks.

I did search and found this http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...highlight=ep36

Thus the reason I purchased and installed it.

I had read your thread as well a few back and tried to contact SafariDust a couple times with the intent to buy their set (and flasher) but never got a response and their flasher has been listed on their site as out of stock for a while now.

When I get home, I'll swap in the original flasher and see if that works.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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crap I just got back from my garage and completely forgot to check which flasher I have.

Try mismatching the lights so that you have your old bulb on the side not working, and the LED on the side that is, and see if they both flash.

Also check the pigtails on the LED to ensure all the wires are in there snug, and that you have a tight connection.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Checked connections - snug (I soldered and shrink-tubed them).

It's got one light (out of the dozen or so) actually flashing so it's getting some juice and I would think that with the low needs of anLED that a voltage drop (if there is one) shouldn't have too much of an effect (though I'm not an expert on electrical stuff).

Also thinking that if the flasher works for the right front (and other side) that it should work for the right rear (not an expert on how flashers work either though).

Back home tomorrow night - and will test further.

Thanks again for your help.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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So you got rid of the plugs altogether? If not, then plug in your old lights and see if it works.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Plugs removed - many issues (pulled out wires, bad crimping job, etc) - had water in them for way to long.

I've only had the truck 3 or so months so working on a bunch of stuff - Probably 75% of the way through fixing all the issues.
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