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Electronic Signal Flasher Module works for LED conversion - details inside.

I recently installed an EP27 electric based turn signal flasher that is compatible with LED's. This allows normal operation of your turnsignals in a ranger without using those stupid LED resistors. The flash rate is the same as stock.

The flasher can be purchased at V-leds.com for 16$.

I think this is a really good option if anyone is doing a complete LED conversion like I am.

Load resistors suck.

If you don't know, the stock thermal flasher is located under the dash on the drivers side. In my 2004 it was a little blue shaped module right above my clutch pedal.

This mod takes about 10 minutes to do. The hardest part for me was maneuvering around my alarm wiring. It also makes a nicer sound in my opinion compared to the stock clicking. The sound is softer.
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FWIW, autozone has the EP27 on the shelf for about 10 bucks. At least the last time i was there.
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I thought it was controlled by the GEM module? exactly is this flasher?
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The EP27 is a little guy that connects to the wiring and makes your turnsignals work with LED's or the stock bulbs. You can mix and match, everything works fine.

I have recently completed modding my aftermarket ranger tails with 4 L1224R leds (2 each) These are brighter and more vivid than any stock bulb or LED replacement, It required me converting the keyhole shape to the L1224R style. I epoxied everything together. Epoxy should be dry today, I will post photos as this is the tail light mod to end all tail light mods.
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FWIW, autozone has the EP27 on the shelf for about 10 bucks. At least the last time i was there.
I have confirmed today (and before) that the EP27 on VLEDs is MUCH better with LEDs than the autozone one.
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I went and got the Tridon EP-27 flasher from Advanced Auto Parts (http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/buy...flashers.html#) and I went to install it today and right when I plugged it in a clicking noise came from the flasher. When I turned on my Ranger and hazards the lights flashed but the clicking noise from the flasher was still there.

Is this normal or did I do something wrong? Or do I have a faulty flasher?

Thanks.

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I'd also like to add that that flasher will NOT work with 1997 and down rangers. The proper flasher you need is an EL12L2. You need to add extensions and switch the leads going into it. This is a mute flasher (no sound) and is only available through NAPA from what I've found.
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I'd also like to add that that flasher will NOT work with 1997 and down rangers. The proper flasher you need is an EL12L2. You need to add extensions and switch the leads going into it. This is a mute flasher (no sound) and is only available through NAPA from what I've found.
I have an 04, Buggman told me that I would need the EP-27. I went to Advanced Auto Parts to see if that one was just faulty and got a new one. After plugging in the new one in it made no clicking, but after leaving my hazards on for a few to see if all lights were flashing, the clicking didn't go away. I turned off my truck and there was still clicking. The guy told me I need another flasher and I am about to go to a store that might have them. He doesn't know which one I need just he knows I need an upgraded one.

The one on the left is my original one, the right is the EP-27. Original has 6-pins and the EP-27 has 5-pins that is the only difference I see.

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I understand that, I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that this will not work for all years. 94 and down have a 2 pin flasher.

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My 96 used the EP-27 flasher.
The 95 may as well??... not sure about the 94 & older trucks, pretty sure they use the ELxxx flasher.
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Thanks bugg. Yea, it's 94 and down.
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I got mine to work by install all the LEDs, maybe the bulbs were just too much power for it and it had a clicking fit. But now that I run all LEDs it works great.
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I got mine to work by install all the LEDs, maybe the bulbs were just too much power for it and it had a clicking fit. But now that I run all LEDs it works great.
That's exactly what your problem was.
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