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Old 12-10-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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If I replace the brake/turn signal lights on my 06 Montana trailer, with a LED replacement bulb, will I have to add a resister or different blinker relay? I replaced LED fixture & all on a utility trailer of mine, & they seem to work just fine.
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I switched truck and trailer to LED's, and yes, one needs to replace the flasher to a LED type, or they'll hyper flash.....I changed the fixtures also, so minor wiring......
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Maybe maybe not.


The tow vehicle may already have LED lights and already have the necessary resistor or flasher or the tow vehicle has conventional lights that provide enough resistance to prevent the hyper flash.

When I hooked up a trailer to my Class C (tow vehicle) and the trailer had LED lights but the tow vehicle did not everything worked normally.

When I swapped out rear light fixtures on the tow vehicle with new LED fixtures I got the hyper flash.

In my case I just added resistors inline in the harness because I couldn't find a flasher that would work.

So just install the LEDs and see what happens.
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The tow vehicle may already have LED lights and already have the necessary resistor or flasher or the tow vehicle has conventional lights that provide enough resistance to prevent the hyper flash.

When I hooked up a trailer to my Class C (tow vehicle) and the trailer had LED lights but the tow vehicle did not everything worked normally.

When I swapped out rear light fixtures on the tow vehicle with new LED fixtures I got the hyper flash.

In my case I just added resistors inline in the harness because I couldn't find a flasher that would work.

So just install the LEDs and see what happens.
Yeah kind of what I thought. It's a hit & miss thing. So far I have replaced a utility & boat trailer with no issues. I will just try it on the camper & see what happens. Thanks
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If I replace the brake/turn signal lights on my 06 Montana trailer, with a LED replacement bulb, will I have to add a resister or different blinker relay? I replaced LED fixture & all on a utility trailer of mine, & they seem to work just fine.
Not to be a party pooper but more of an FYI...one thing that has changed my mind on LED conversions is our winter weather. After following and almost rear-ending one that had LED bulbs I noticed the heat emitted from almost all normal incandescent bulbs was enough to keep snow melted off taillight lenses so you can see thelights. Same goes for LED headlights.

You may be searching a long time for a flasher relay (clicker) on some makes and models as they are integrating them in the fuseboxes.
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