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Old 06 May 2014, 04:48   #1
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LED lighting fault

Hi,

I have fitted LED lights to a trailer and they are flashing too fast, which I suspect is a fault code as the draw from led indicators is too low.
This is not my boat trailer and I am hoping to find some kind of resistor which I can fit inside the trailer. The usual resistors get to 170 decrees C but I have seen a smartbox from Indespension, which should do the trick. I can't find any information about how hot they get.
Has anyone on here tried them and can tell me if they work?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06 May 2014, 07:40   #2
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Hi Ian

Indespension sell the LED Autolamps (Aussie company) products, same as me. I should imagine they're taking about either the i-LS Microprocessor Unit, or the i-LS Relay.

They're spec'd as not producing any heat. Here's a pic from the LED Autolamps catalogue, if it helps.

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Old 06 May 2014, 12:14   #3
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Thanks Trailer Guy,

This is the one which Indespension offer.

Smartbox | LED Lighting | Lights, Reflectors & Electrical | Trailer Parts | Indespension

Unfortunately, nobody at Indespension seem to know anything about them.
When I went in to a local branch to ask about them, I spent 5 minutes arguing with the guy behind the counter that they did have them on their website before he finally checked.

Have you ever fitted any of these?

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I tried hadds led light board on both my motors and they worked fine with no bits added strange
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I tried hadds led light board on both my motors and they worked fine with no bits added strange

Yup!! Just tried my tail board & is all working fine 👍
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It would appear that this is a problem peculiar to some Fords and Landys.
Apparently, Ford made the looms for both of them, which explains a lot.
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It would appear that this is a problem peculiar to some Fords and Landys.
Apparently, Ford made the looms for both of them, which explains a lot.

AFAIK Beemers & Volvos have the same problem, it's all to do with the bulb failure sensing electrickery


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Thanks for the comments guys.
I decided on the usual resistor option which I mounted on the chassis under the trailer.
Problem solved.
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