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Unread 01-24-2016, 04:44 PM   #1
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Led turn signal bulb

Ok I've bought 3 different bulbs now but have same issue every time. Im just wanting to replace my front turn signal bulb with LED but they don't flash. I don't have side marker lights and on the rear I have the flush style LED lights. Anyone know what is causing this?

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Unread 01-24-2016, 04:52 PM   #2
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With mine on a 94 I added side marker led bulbs and a flasher that has an extra ground wire on it and got them to all work there is a floating ground of sorts that switches the front and side marker lights when you use your turn signal your lights are flashing but extremely fast try the flasher relay and adding the flare lights
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Unread 01-25-2016, 05:01 PM   #3
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This is what you need. Got it from amazon.
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Unread 01-25-2016, 05:34 PM   #4
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This is what you need. Got it from amazon.
I can't see what year he has on the app but that is likely the correct answer for him.
Amazon has a bunch of them. I have one on the kitchen counter right now for my CB400F that's got LED rear blinks/brake/tail inherited from an older Ducati Monster.
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Unread 01-25-2016, 05:51 PM   #5
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that's the one
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Unread 01-25-2016, 06:03 PM   #6
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. Anyone know what is causing this?
The LED bulbs don't pull enough power to heat up the flasher's bi-metallic switch that makes the flasher flash.

There are electronic flashers made that overcome that. Like the one pictured above.
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Unread 01-25-2016, 09:57 PM   #7
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You can buy the electronic flasher at a autoparts store. I just bought some get the EL-12 flasher
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Unread 01-25-2016, 10:23 PM   #8
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You can buy the electronic flasher at a autoparts store. I just bought some get the EL-12 flasher
That's what I got. Autozone and Napa sell them. They don't have a ground wire, but work with LED's.
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Unread 01-25-2016, 10:43 PM   #9
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They work with leds but they do not work when you run front(grill and side marker) and rear leds you might be able to have them work without your headlights on but once they are on with that flasher they will not work I had that problem along with dozens of other guys here putting leds front and rear
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Unread 01-26-2016, 12:40 AM   #10
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They work with leds but they do not work when you run front(grill and side marker) and rear leds you might be able to have them work without your headlights on but once they are on with that flasher they will not work I had that problem along with dozens of other guys here putting leds front and rear
That sounds odd. The EL-12 is just a simple mechanical flasher, as far as I know. It should work no matter what you have plugged into it. But I only have rear LED's, so I never had that problem.
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They work with leds but they do not work when you run front(grill and side marker) and rear leds you might be able to have them work without your headlights on but once they are on with that flasher they will not work I had that problem along with dozens of other guys here putting leds front and rear
Hmm, I have that same EL-12 flasher and my side marker LED's up front and the rear tail/stop/turn signals all work, even when the headlights are on.
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Unread 01-26-2016, 08:29 AM   #12
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I had that one in mine when I swapped the rear to LEDs and it worked then when I switched the grille lights it went hyper flash on me and looked like it was solid then I added side marker LEDs and the flasher with a ground and they all worked and I have read many other threads from others with the same problem maybe yours is a little different then the others but some flashers worked for some while they didn't for others those YJ's are weird
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Well installed the Eflasher like the one in the OP post and they work till you turn park lamps on then they no longer flash.
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Well installed the Eflasher like the one in the OP post and they work till you turn park lamps on then they no longer flash.
Did you ground that little wire?

Did you run ground wires from the rear housings to the front of the jeep/battery, or are you relying on the tub?
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