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Old 07-09-2019, 11:59 PM   #1
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Xenon headlights blinking (not flashing) simultaneously for 5-10 minutes

Every time I turn on the headlights (low beams), they both flash simultaneously for about 5-10 minutes,. Then they both stop flashing at the same time.

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I just replaced the DS2s, but the problem's still there. Any thoughts?

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Old 07-10-2019, 12:05 AM   #2
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I have no clue what it could be but I'm definitely following this one! Sounds interesting and that there is an easy fix using pa soft, but I don't know the setting.

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Old 07-11-2019, 05:35 PM   #3
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Did it ever work properly? Any changes you can think of (even if not lighting related) around the time it started doing this?
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:21 PM   #4
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Still trying to figure things out. Thankfully, they still come on after 5 minutes or so...

No other mods or work done for quite a while before it started occurring.

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Old 08-04-2019, 02:55 PM   #5
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Video won't load up for me... but sounds like the issue I had years ago. Check your tail light ground wires until you find the corrosion/ wiring break/ burnt out connector. Trace the brown ground wire (tail light harness). usually the connector itself will either burn out / corrode & that's what causes what you described. LCM goes haywire over a lousy cable
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