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Old 07-25-2012
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EP-27 Flasher clicking with truck off and while driving.

I ordered some LEDs from Buggman and they are arriving today so I finally decided to install my new EP-27 flasher. After finding my flasher and removing it I plugged in the new flasher and right away it started clicking and my Ranger was off. I turned on my Ranger and all the signals worked but after I turned the lights off the clicking didn't go away.

I went to Advanced Auto Parts where I got it and got new one, I plugged it in right there at the store and at first it didn't click but then after turning on my Hazards I saw all lights were working and I turned off my Ranger still no clicking. I went back in the store to tell them it worked, after returning to my truck and turning it on the clicking on when I turned on my truck and didn't go away when I turned it off.

They guy told me I need to get a higher flasher but they don't carry them and he didn't know the name of the flasher. Do you guys have any ideas?

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That's really odd. I've never heard of a flasher flashing when the truck is turned off.

I'm guessing the flasher itself is bad, since you don't even have any led's connected yet.

The only other thing I can think of is the hazard switch is worn out causing the flasher to act that way... but I'd think it would do the same thing with the stock flasher.

It looks like your stock flasher has that one little odd mini pin too, not sure if that has anything to do with the phantom clicking

Hopefully Bob (rwenzing) will see this & offer his advice too.
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That's really odd. I've never heard of a flasher flashing when the truck is turned off.

I'm guessing the flasher itself is bad, since you don't even have any led's connected yet.

The only other thing I can think of is the hazard switch is worn out causing the flasher to act that way... but I'd think it would do the same thing with the stock flasher.

It looks like your stock flasher has that one little odd mini pin too, not sure if that has anything to do with the phantom clicking

Hopefully Bob (rwenzing) will see this & offer his advice too.
I hope we can figure this out, I have been search for a while but I have found nothing about this issue. I went to a company here that sells HIDs and LEDs but they had never heard of this issue either. I don't want to put in the LEDs until I have the Flasher figured out. But I will be installing the Dome Light and Third Brake Light right away. :)
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Well, weird enough but I have seemed to have fixed it! Once I saw the LEDs that Buggman sent me I couldn't just let them sit there, so I installed them and decided to just try the EP-27 again and no clicking now unless my hazards or turn signals are on!
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It isnt the LED's, its the flasher. You need one stronger than store bought one AND made for LED's. This is a link I got mine from, I got the same flasher, seller is fast shipping so if you order it, you should be good to go.

LED - bulb turn signal hazard 5P EP27 flasher relay | eBay
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It isnt the LED's, its the flasher. You need one stronger than store bought one AND made for LED's. This is a link I got mine from, I got the same flasher, seller is fast shipping so if you order it, you should be good to go.

LED - bulb turn signal hazard 5P EP27 flasher relay | eBay
The flasher I have is the 5-pin EP-27, for both blubs and LEDs. The clicking has gone away and everything flashes and clicks when it should (when turn signal or Hazards are on). It didn't work with my old bulbs but after installing the new LEDs everything works. Weird.
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The flasher I have is the 5-pin EP-27, for both blubs and LEDs. The clicking has gone away and everything flashes and clicks when it should (when turn signal or Hazards are on). It didn't work with my old bulbs but after installing the new LEDs everything works. Weird.
Ah...ok. Atleast its fixed. I know some flashers are better than others so I thought that was it. I'm glad its all working for you though!
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