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Old 02-21-2016, 08:55 PM
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So I traded in my 2015 2500 and went back down to a 2016 1500 sport (that's not the bad news).

The dealer of course could not figure out how to get my LED DRLs to turn on. Wasn't a big deal since I have the DRL-1 module and can install it in about 30 minutes total. Well, I installed it yesterday, it all functioned fine with the exception of the hyperflash on the dash. Which didn't surprise me as my 2013 sport did the same thing for about a day or so then it just all fixed itself and went back to normal. The problem with this truck that caused me to pull it off was when I turn the low beams on (which is the trigger wire I tapped into to cause the DRLs to go to half power mode) they go to half power mode then continuously flash back and forth from full to half power? Everything was connected correctly and I did not have this issue in my 2013. I know that the computers in these trucks are always picky with what works and what doesn't.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can correct this? I really like have the DRLs but I can't have them flashing on and off like that at night time, or anytime for that matter.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:05 AM
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Pretty sure someone has a harness that will allow DRL lights.

WIll try to find it for you.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:33 AM
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Pretty sure someone has a harness that will allow DRL lights.

WIll try to find it for you.
Hopefully - I really like them but I can't have them flashing on and off at night and the hyperflash on the dash is beyond annoying lol
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:56 PM
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Hopefully - I really like them but I can't have them flashing on and off at night and the hyperflash on the dash is beyond annoying lol
I'm assuming the on-off at night is really fast?
I'm guessing the reason you're getting the strobe effect is because your low beam is pulse width modulated. Try setting the trigger 12V directly off the battery and see if it still does it. Then you could try adding a capacitor between the trigger+ground and see if that resolves the issue.

Also,

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.VsyO3_krK00

I was going to try purchasing this instead of the DRL-1 module and instead of it powering up the halo's (like it's supposed to) I was going to splice into the factory "DRL" wire coming from the sport lights. I'd not connect the turn signal function of this either. I was going to try this and then surprise everyone with my "HOWTO" but hey, you can try it For $25 for the pair it's cheaper and easier to wire than the DRL-1 anyway.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:02 PM
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The problem with this truck that caused me to pull it off was when I turn the low beams on (which is the trigger wire I tapped into to cause the DRLs to go to half power mode) they go to half power mode then continuously flash back and forth from full to half power?
Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can correct this? I really like have the DRLs but I can't have them flashing on and off like that at night time, or anytime for that matter.
Actually that's not entirely true. Even without the DRL module, your truck will turn on the parking lights when the low beams come on. Maybe the LED driver is fighting with its self.

AFAIK the projectors when equipped from the factory will have 3 separate wires going to the headlight. DRL, Parkinglight, and Turn signal.

I don't know EXACTLY how you have this wired up, but I'm hoping based off of what I've just said the little light bulb will go off in your head and problem solved.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:15 PM
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To answer about the strobing affect - the lights aren't strobing per-say, but just turning on, then turning off, turning on, then turning off etc. almost at the pace the turn signal blinks. I may try tapping into the parking light wire to see if that changes anything. I just wanted them to still be at full power when I'm running my fog lights.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:21 PM
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I also still need a fix for the hyper flash - it's just showing on the dash and the mirror light is the only one actually flashing fast.
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I also still need a fix for the hyper flash - it's just showing on the dash and the mirror light is the only one actually flashing fast.
Hm, well usually people add some sort of load resistor to combat this but that's when you go from incandescent to LED, which, in your case, you already have LED turns.

So the most likely answer is one of the lights in your circuit aren't turning on which would cause the remaining lights in the circuit to hyperflash, but I'm not entirely sure how that DRL-1 module works. I know it intercepts the turn signal but what I don't know is if it usees the 12V feed to power them or passes the original ECU signal through. If it uses the 12V feed you'd get a hyper flash because the load isn't quite right. In which case, adding a load resistor to the signal wire would fix the hyper flash.
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Hm, well usually people add some sort of load resistor to combat this but that's when you go from incandescent to LED, which, in your case, you already have LED turns.

So the most likely answer is one of the lights in your circuit aren't turning on which would cause the remaining lights in the circuit to hyperflash, but I'm not entirely sure how that DRL-1 module works. I know it intercepts the turn signal but what I don't know is if it usees the 12V feed to power them or passes the original ECU signal through. If it uses the 12V feed you'd get a hyper flash because the load isn't quite right. In which case, adding a load resistor to the signal wire would fix the hyper flash.
The signal wire as in the main power wire?
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The signal wire as in the main power wire?
According to how this diagram is:




You would put the resistor between the turn signal wire (original) and the DRL-1 and it would go to ground.

I'm assuming you have it wired up like that? Even they show it hooked up to the parking light. Let me know how that switch goes and whether or not that resolves any of the issue you mentioned.
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