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strobe light problems

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jperry9636, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. jperry9636

    jperry9636 Member
    Messages: 45

    I have a whelen 6 bulb 90 watt kit in my 2500HD. They work great for about 1/2 hour and stop working. Then they work when they want to. Not sure where to start. Thanks for your help.

    Later,
    Jack
     
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Could it possibly be the ground is not getting full contact at all times?? I dont know alot about these things, but am always willing to try and help people in need. Or the controller overheating??
     
  3. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Is this when your plowing?? If so you need to di-electric grease your wires and tape them because they are shorting out cause they are getting wet. The strobe controller shuts it self off for a safety thing.
    Good luck
    James
     
  4. plowinzr2

    plowinzr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    yea i would def check the ground my buddy has the same truck as u with the same strobes i have and his do the same thing we r gonna check his out tomorrow
     
  5. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Where is your power supply located? Sounds like it might be overheating. Make sure its not mounted on carpet or covered with a sweatshirt or something.
     
  6. jperry9636

    jperry9636 Member
    Messages: 45

    It is mounted under the rear seat in a crew cab. Just to make sure it was not getting hot I lifted up the seat so it had all the fresh air in the truck. Going to check the ground hopefully that will do the trick.

    Later,
    Jack
     
  7. nisntruckin1365

    nisntruckin1365 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Did u get it fixed? Any idea what it was?
     
  8. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Yeah let us know. I hate when threads die. Sometimes I feel I want to know the answer as much as the original poster.:waving:
     
  9. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Sounds like it's over heating to me... Lifting up the seat may seem like it has more air, but most likely it doesn't... best test would be to feel it when the strobes shutdown...like Plowfast said make sure it is not mounted on carpet... if it is bolt it down to a nice solid piece of metal/
     
  10. jperry9636

    jperry9636 Member
    Messages: 45

    Why would it matter if you mount it on carpet, rubber, or metal??? I would think if it was going to over heat it would do it on all the items. Long story short I am going to use some spacer so air can get under the unit and see if that helps.

    Later,
    Jack
     
  11. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Hi Jack
    I mounted mine on the floor after I cut the carpet and pad away. Why did I do that, because thats what whellen said to do to prevent overheating. I keep my back seat down at all time's and have never had a problem with overheating. One thing to check is to make sure your ground is run all the way back to the battery per whellens tech support.

    Regards Mike
     
  12. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Because in attempts to reduce size and cut cost, they utilize the mounting surface as part of the heat sink...and carper and rubber anr not good conductors of heat. Always follow the mounting instructions...