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    Angry 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    I have a 2005 escalade I recently bought 3157 led lights for my DRL's and front turn signals. When i installed them the DRL's didnt come on at all and when i went to use turn signals both the dash turn signal lights lit along with my mirror and taillights, they just lit sold and stayed on but the front leds didnt light at all???

    (I know the drls are 4114 bulbs but i already had 3157 blue miniature bulbs in the sockets and they worked fine)

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    the led's should work fine something ain't right cause i run led's in my drl's right now check the sockets the blinkers is using the non heavy duty flasher mine does the rapid flash with led bulbs and i use the same number but mine is white led's in my drl's get a heavy duty flasher it might fix the issue

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    Is the heavy duty flasher something I can get at autozone or another parts store or is it a special order part? And I still don't know what to do about Drl's..

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    yes but i haven't asked but they do have flashers for the escalade

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    may be a simple question, but did you try flipping the bulb around? LEDs have a polarity so they only work one way in the socket. When I put mine in I had to flip them both.

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    no i didn't think about it i may try it next time i have the hood up which is rare for me since i don't have much trouble from my truck i may just go ahead and try it tomorrow to see if it works thanks

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    If not I would try using 4114 bulbs instead

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    they don't make 4114 bulbs for the drls and it is the front blinkers that give issues with but i will try flipping them before i put them in the blinker sockets like niftymonte posted i have 3157 led's with no problem in my drl's

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    tried fliping them and i still got the ripad flash so i guess i need the heavy duty flasher

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    For LED DRL's if they don't light up, you need to flip them and make sure they're seated really well. I have some in mine, and when I installed them, I had the same issue. I actually turned them around and got them to work, but then turned them back the wrong way because I like the look better without them lit up.

    As for the hyper flash - the LED's don't have the electrical load that regular bulbs have. Therefore the truck thinks that the bulb is out (hence hyper flash) The fix I did (because I have LED tails) was to get some $3 trailer tail lights from Walmart and wire them into the signal wiring, and mount them under the truck. Problem slved, for $3.

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    the catch to that is i tow a trailer sometimes with my lade so i guess i need some other way

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    @ the cadillac man - i believe cepman was trying to say that he took a set of cheap trailer lights and spliced them into the body's signal wiring (taillights)- essentially leaving the trailer wiring untouched

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    Re: 2005 Escalade (LED) DRL & Turn Signal Trouble

    but the thing to is i have issue with front blinkers but i do have a set of trailer lights i might try it and see what happens unless i can get a hold of a set of load equalizers for the front

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