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LED turn signals blink too fast

I installed new led turn signals (3175's) in my 02 dodge ram and they act as if my blinkers are out and blink too fast. In fact they actually wont even really blink they will ''strobe'' like every 5 blinks. Also they never fully turn off, they will remain lit very low even when my truck is off.
Is there some sort of special relay I need? Or does my setup just flat out not work with led's..

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Check the socket for corrosion. Check the ground wire & circuit for a break. If you have a hitch & wire harness, check the integrity of that wiring.

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Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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it sounds like you have a bulb out some where thats why it blinks fast.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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