So I've been reading a lot of threads on LED turn signals, and DRLs and such, and been gathering information, but I'm still having problems.
I installed a pair of 3157 dual circuit high-power CREE Amber LED bulbs in my front turn signals of my 01 WS6. I still have stock incandescent bulbs in the taillights. From what I read, I thought I needed a Tridon EL12 flasher, so I installed it as I was installing the bulbs. Everything seemed good at first, but then it got inconsistent with the flashing. I was getting one bulb flashing brighter, and sometimes not at all. So I figured these are high powered LEDs, I might need a "fully electronic". Then, I read I needed the EF32RL flashers with the ground wire. So I installed a pair of those today, both turns and hazards.
Now, my issue is even more unique. With the car off, and DRLs OFF, and running lights OFF, I get both lights flashing on and off nice and bright, and it looks good. When I turn on the DRL or running lights and flash, the driver's side light stays on and has a tiny little flicker to it, not enough to emit any light, and the passenger side doesn't even turn on at all. With the hazard lights flashing, and both DRLs and running lights OFF, the same thing happens. The driver side stays on, and the passenger side light is out.
I'm willing to try the CF12ANL-01 flasher that is recommended. The EF32RL is clear and looks just like the EL12 and still has a little magneto coil on the inside, with the exception of a small circuit board. The CF12ANL-01 looks like a normal relay. I'm willing to try another pair of flashers, but I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this issue before I keep dropping money on this.
The very first few minutes I had the bulbs installed with the EL12, everything worked perfectly, including the hazard lights which at the time, was the stock flasher unit. Everything worked 100% as it should, until it started going whacky. Is it possible something damaged the bulbs? I wouldn't see how.
BTW, here are the bulbs I ordered. They are super bright when they work. The first few minutes they were installed they were bright as hell.