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Speed Turtle Easy Flash Module 3.0 (for 2017+ Trucks)

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It appears the updated module (version 3.0) has come out for the 2017 and up trucks.  I was wondering if anyone has installed this updated one in their truck and what do you think?  There appears to be a huge difference between the 2.0 and 3.0 versions in how they connect to the truck.  The 2.0 being a direct plug-in to the OBD-II connector, the 3.0 being an in-line connection with three harnesses of the BCM.  What worries me is that direct connection to the BCM - and the warning in the Speed Turtle instruction manual, "The use of the EFM 3.0 may shorten the life of the vehicle’s light bulbs, headlight assemblies, and electronic modules."  I don't mind with playing around with most things on the truck, but I've always tread lightly around the BCM.  Not exactly an inexpensive part to mess around with!

 

So I guess the big question is, could the 3.0 module really cause damage to the BCM, connected up they way it's described?

 

 

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I just installed this in my truck last friday...working great so far(only used it like 5 times since then). I think it'll have much better results than the OBD version did...I had that one in my colorado and never had any issues but heard of some horror stories.

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I have the 2.0. Last winter while plowing, one of my headlights went out due to a problem with the wiring harness. I don't know if the Speed Turtle caused it or not. I have yet to get it repaired. The truck headlights work as normal without the plow wiring harness connected, so its something in my Western plow wiring. I am cautious about abusing the electrical systems. I'm following to see if others have had issues.

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This module allows you to turn the vehicle lights into strobes. You can choose which ones to flash, such as turn signals, reverse lights, fogs, etc.

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i just installed the turtle 3.0 2 days ago.. on a 19 gmc 2500..i don’t use it everyday just acouple times a month.. wondering if anyone else has one and had any issues with it..... i have not yet... thanks

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I would assume shorten the life of electronics is speaking about any relays it causes to click on and off over and over. 

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Installed mine about a year ago. Use it occasionally. Works fine for me. 

John 

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