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Auto Headlight Flickering

Hello, is there anyone meet the flickering issue with your LED Headlights?
I order an LEDs for my 2009 dodge journey but it start flickering after one week, so anyone know whats wrong with the LEDs. Any idea will be very appreciated, thanks!
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Hello, is there anyone meet the flickering issue with your LED Headlights?
I order an LEDs for my 2009 dodge journey but it start flickering after one week, so anyone know whats wrong with the LEDs. Any idea will be very appreciated, thanks!
It flickers consistently? Have you had the opportunity to take it into a certified dealer? - Kevin T, Social Connect Team
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Thanks for the reply.
My lights will turn off then come back on periodically. Checked out the alternator and battery both are fine, My frd working in 4S told me to buy a pair so called "capacitors" to have try. Just order one pair on Amazon, hoping these solve my issue with my LEDs.

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Waiting for the capacitors...any ideas are welcome to post here
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Waiting for the capacitors...any ideas are welcome to post here
Yes your friend is right. you need a pair of capacitors. The reason is the computer is sending pulse signals to your lights to make sure they are functioning properly. The flickering is the pulses sent by the computer. The capacitor works by leveling out the pulse into a steady current. Think of it as a filter.


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Nice explain, make it easy to understand, thx.
Searching capacitors on amazon, some vendor mention "resistor" also with same function to solve flickering issue. So is there any difference between the two or these parts are in same work?

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Yes your friend is right. you need a pair of capacitors. The reason is the computer is sending pulse signals to your lights to make sure they are functioning properly. The flickering is the pulses sent by the computer. The capacitor works by leveling out the pulse into a steady current. Think of it as a filter.
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Nice explain, make it easy to understand, thx.
Searching capacitors on amazon, some vendor mention "resistor" also with same function to solve flickering issue. So is there any difference between the two or these parts are in same work?
Resitors provide a draw. Much like a bulb. Once you install hid/led bulbs they will have less draw than a halogen bulb. Some computer systems will detect a bulb out. There is probably a threshold set and most leds and hid systems draw less current than a halogen bulb. So a resistor is used to up the current draw to that of a 50/55w halogen bulb. Therefore tricking the computer.

I dont think your journey requires them but it would not hurt to use them. Just remember, if you do get them, since they draw current they will get extremely hot and will melt plastic and even burn you.


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So what about the resistor and capacitor combined together to use? I just receive my order from amazon but haven't installed.
Here's the link of my orderhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DG9X0BM...ing=UTF8&psc=1

This photo is from the list, vendor mention lots of parts including capacitors, resistor, etc. Guess these parts combined to draw less current and mimic the original bulbs.
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Resitors provide a draw. Much like a bulb. Once you install hid/led bulbs they will have less draw than a halogen bulb. Some computer systems will detect a bulb out. There is probably a threshold set and most leds and hid systems draw less current than a halogen bulb. So a resistor is used to up the current draw to that of a 50/55w halogen bulb. Therefore tricking the computer.

I dont think your journey requires them but it would not hurt to use them. Just remember, if you do get them, since they draw current they will get extremely hot and will melt plastic and even burn you.
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Hmm not sure about those. I always use separate components. I know if it really had a true load resistor that plastic housing will be melting within minutes. The description doesnt describe what the components are rated for so its hard to say. The capacitor looks normal though.

I always use The Retrofit Source for my lighting. They have some nice stuff.

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Got these decoders about one week to have a check.
Awesome decoder, it do works well, my bulbs without any flickering more.
The decoders consist of capacitor, resistor etc, it have some heat after one hour working but it's ok for me, not too hot.
Here're two pics before and after installing the decoder.

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Got these decoders about one week to have a check.
Awesome decoder, it do works well, my bulbs without any flickering more.
The decoders consist of capacitor, resistor etc, it have some heat after one hour working but it's ok for me, not too hot.
Here're two pics before and after installing the decoder.

Glad they worked out for you.


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