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I plan on towing a trailer with my vehicle, will the OEM Flasher work with the additional load of the trailer lights, specifically the directionals? I past vehicles if you did not upgrade the flasher, the directionals would blink faster that normal.

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Most times you have to replace with heavy duty flasher
you coul also just replace trailer lights to led style
but flasher would be faster and cheeper to replaced

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