LED lights flickering on newly acquired trailer




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    Default LED lights flickering on newly acquired trailer

    Naand se and, herewith my question to the panel of experts.
    I purchased a new trailer equipped with LED brake and indicator lights. I drive an old Discovery 3. Apon collection and connecting the trailer's electric cable to the Disco, the indicator lights on the trailer started flickering, almost a pulsing activity even, with the Disco's ignition switch off.
    I have also noticed that the trailer indicator on the dashboard, does not light up when engaging the direction lever as with the previous trailer.
    On advice, I purchased from Ford dealership, a "T6 LED Wiring Bosal" which is basically a lead between the Disco 3 and the trailer's plugs. Probably with some trickery built into it. This did not solve my flickering indicator lights.
    When I purchsed my previous trailer, I had a problem with the Disco's parking lights and, the trailer's red lights staying on when the ignition is switched off.
    Landyworx at the time, solved that problem for me and I experienced no issues again until now with the new trailer. Both trailers are from the same factory, just a newer model purchased, same brand.
    Suggestions most welcome other than checking it in for a day out off commission.
    javs

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    Default Re: LED lights flickering on newly acquired trailer

    I had the same with my d3 and jetski trailer which had led lights.

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    Default Re: LED lights flickering on newly acquired trailer

    From Google:
    Hyperflashing
    is when the turn signals blink faster than your stock incandescent bulbs did. This happens because your new LED bulbs draw such little power that your turn signal relay sees the bulbs as being out.

    If you have installed LED taillight or brake lights and your signals are hyperblinking or you have a "bulb out" warning, chances are you need an LED Load Resistor in the circuit. LED bulbs draw less current than incandescent, so computerized monitor systems can mistake this for a burned out bulb

    Youtube showing how to fix
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4N60m9E-1A

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    Default Re: LED lights flickering on newly acquired trailer

    Many thanks for the link. Will check it out.

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    Default Re: LED lights flickering on newly acquired trailer

    Add normal globe anywhere into the circuit.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



    Chev Aveo and Atos and Polo.

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