Drive Brights flickering AGAIN

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Exterior Upgrades' started by Christian, May 17, 2019.

  1. Christian

    Christian SHO Member

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    Like many others here, I upgraded to the LED DriveBright DRL/Signal lights. Like everyone else, they flickered after install, requiring a replacement to an upgraded control box. Well, I did that and now they flicker again. I only replaced the box about 2 months ago. Funny thing is, they don't flicker with every turn signal flash, but it's sporadic...sometimes two flickers in a row, then two normal, then one flicker then 3 normal, etc.

    Anyone else have this recurring issue?
     
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    Oh boy. Very disappointing!!!!
     
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    I had them for a while but didn't get a chance to install. Is this only with turn signals? If I hook up only the DRL part is there issues?
     
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    You're good. It only happens with the amber turn signal part of the bulbs. That said, it's not a deal breaker, as the turn signals are still working, but the flickering is annoying. It almost looks like a police LED flasher. I'm sure the company will replace the module again, as they have been very good about warrantying their product.
     
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    Thanks, was actually planning on installing this weekend along with other LEDs up front. I will probably just leave the turn signals off as I don't feel like dealing with it down the road regardless of how good the company i about replacing the modules.
     
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    Roger that. FWIW though, the amber turn signals look really cool! The transition from clear to amber back to clear makes the car look more modern and up to date.
     
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    Be really neat if they did sequential turn signals tho [​IMG]

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    Be really neat if they actually worked like they are advertised too.
     
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    True story, that's why I made an alternative. I believe the flickering is due to how their IC self adjusts the flash rate to match the cars turn signal output.

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    I honestly don't have a horse in the race. I am not a "light" modification guy, however I have seen numerous post about certain products failing.
     
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    And that is why I chose not to buy their product. I've seen the posts about it here and on several fb groups.

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    The cluster and the turn signals dont correlate. If memory serves me, if one of the turn signals is out the exterior turn signals will flash at the same rate, but the cluster will hyper flash to tell the operator something is wrong.

    Ford uses and outage circuit for its LED lamps. The bcm sends power for the turn signal and the tail lamp sends a correlating voltage back. If there is no reply from the tail lamp, it assumes the lamp is non functional.

    If it's an incandescent lamp, the bcm looks at amperage.
     
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    I'm on 3rd or 4th controller (lost track) & working ok. Does the signals flicker only when the engine is running? That's how mine behaved.
     

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