This is a continuation of Dana's Poison Spyder trail corner install that included recessed LED tail lights purchased through After noticing the crazy brightness the LED conversion produces, you'll notice the sound.  The LED's don't need nearly as much current as the old style lights and the flasher senses the lower load as a lamp out problem and tries  compensate by flashing more rapidly- not a big deal at first but the machine gun firing as it has been described does wear its toll as the days go by and the stoplight turns seem to get longer. 

Included on Mesa4x4's site is a fix  for this problem performed by fellow Jeeper, George Gillespie.  This is a recap of that install report as we set out to follow George's innovative instructions.

This fix while it may look like opening up a new complicated can of worms for most wrenched mechanics, requires only a steady hand and a small cheap soldering iron. The only thing that need be purchased is a small relay from Radio Shack labeled 275-241.  After that, you're only need a  couple centimeter sized scraps of practically any gauge wire and you're ready to go.

 #1    The flasher sits just two screws away on top of the steering column.  Remove the screws from underneath the plastic collar and it separates into two removable pieces. Pull the flasher relay (the box to the right of the hazard switch) out towards the front of the vehicle and go back inside the house and out of the God forsaken Arizona heat.

 #2    The flasher while looking like a sealed item actually has its own sheath easily removed by prying up the three small tabs on the pronged side.  The  275-241 relay has plenty of room to fit inside with the other components.

 #3    Now comes the soldering part. Truthfully I have no skills in miniature handiwork (you may be able to tell by the finished product) but it went pretty smoothly.  I attempted the simple jumper connection first and was pleased with the result.

 #4    For the next connection, I jammed a piece of paper between the relay and the switch front to keep the relay and secure and to keep from melting the plastic. And then since holding your solder, the iron, and the wire steady in place can be a tough trick I rigged up a helper.

 #5    You will have to a least partially remove the board's existing relay to better reach the connection to be made underneath. Just "unsolder" one of the pins from the other side with a little heat and pressure, make your sod drop and reattach.

 #6    Here is my finished product all wired up. Give the wires a little push to ensure the connections won't become trail loose, and then snap the box back together. That's it! Now go jam it back in, cross your fingers and check your results.

I didn't capture the before flash rate, but if you have done the LED mod or have seen (or heard) it, you know it flashes faster than a wigged out stickered and skirted Acura blinker. But, now the flash is back to normal speed and doesn't dominate your ear drums over the hum of your tires on the pavement or metronome-on-meth yourself to death at the stop lights.

Thanks again to George Gillespie.