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+1 for sticky

And in case anyone else runs into issues like I did after adding a led headlight, I ended up pulling the whole rlu and leaving the blue and blue/yellow jumped on the remaining plug. Tried leaving it in and it never worked for me, blue to blue/orange just locked the high beams on. The only time I can get it right was after pulling the whole rlu after getting frustrated. Low and behold everything worked fine. Has anyone else just pulled their whole rlu?

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And in case anyone else runs into issues like I did after adding a led headlight, I ended up pulling the whole rlu and leaving the blue and blue/yellow jumped on the remaining plug. Tried leaving it in and it never worked for me, blue to blue/orange just locked the high beams on. The only time I can get it right was after pulling the whole rlu after getting frustrated. Low and behold everything worked fine. Has anyone else just pulled their whole rlu?
Glad it worked for you. You might be the first person to verify that this does indeed fix the headlight flicker.

Was it clear from the writeup that the RLU was not supposed to be plugged back in after doing the bypass? If that wasn't clear I'll edit the instructions.

As for jumping the blue to blue/orange ... hmm. With filament headlights, that might be an interesting route to boost the output of the underpowered stock headlight ... rewire the headlight switch to toggle between 'low' and 'both'.

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@Thorn what I got from the instructions (for what it's worth) was to jump the blue and blue/yellow and then plug the rlu back in. This is doable with solder and does jump these 2 together and will show continuity with a meter. Not sure how I missed that was what I was supposed to do all along.

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@Thorn what I got from the instructions (for what it's worth) was to jump the blue and blue/yellow and then plug the rlu back in. This is doable with solder and does jump these 2 together and will show continuity with a meter. Not sure how I missed that was what I was supposed to do all along.
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I've added clarification to make it more obvious that the RLU should not be reconnected after jumping the wires. Thanks for your feedback!

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I made a video on how to do this. This worked for me, and it may not be the BEST way to jump wires, but hell, it works. Thanks Thorn for the thread. Hopefully this will help others who are visual learners (like myself!)


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I didnt film the part where after I quickly opened the garage door! Thanks for looking put.

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will this fix the dashboard light too that tells me i have a bad bulb
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