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LED license plate bulbs flickering

LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby Vade46 [OP] » Oct 22 2015, 7:18am

I've installed a set of LED bulbs in my 2015 Silverado rear plate lights. They worked great for a few weeks and now flicker. I had this same problem on my 2013 Cruze as well and just went back to the regular lights after going through 2 sets of LED's. Anything I can do about this? Anyone else having this problem?
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby dav2no1 » Oct 22 2015, 9:58am

Normally you see this with cheap LEDs. They will start to flicker after awhile. I had some amazon crapo LEDS and had to replace them. I only purchase quality LEDS now like superbrightleds. Give them a try and make sure you have the correct bulb number.
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby semicrazy » Oct 22 2015, 12:07pm

^^+1. Probably just cheap leds. Ive had bad ones before also.
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby NewToMe » Oct 22 2015, 12:33pm

+2 use dielectric grease when you install them again. And clean the connection with some electrical connector spray before you grease it up. Trust me, I do it with every electrical connection.
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby thkbaron » Feb 03 2017, 8:20pm

reviving this a bit. I have the same problem. It's a new truck so the connection is good. both went bad and I ordered them from super bright led's. could it be a voltage thing that's killing them?
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby laszlo462 » Feb 03 2017, 8:45pm

Could be crap voltage coming from the LED driver on the cheapo-s.
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby NewToMe » Feb 04 2017, 2:57am

Try a voltmeter on it. check what it's reading car off DC voltage.
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby ferraiolo1 » Feb 04 2017, 1:40pm

Cheap leds. I have had a set in my 15 for a year no with no issues.


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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby OlWhiskey » Feb 04 2017, 3:40pm

I think some of Super Bright LEDS are still relatively cheap compared to others. They have cheap ones and more high end ones. One of my DRLs from SBLEDS goes dim after a while, but when re-seated into the socket it brightens up again... I honestly think my socket needs to be replaced due to it being burnt(already have the replacement), but it could be the bulb.

I have Philips LEDS as my license plate lights and they are holding up great, they look to be a very well built bulb unlike some other 194 LED bulbs I have seen.
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Re: LED license plate bulbs flickering

Postby Jasen » Feb 04 2017, 4:30pm

I've been running the 10 pack for $2 194's off the slow boat from China plate lights for probably 8 months now.
Although now I'm going to be watching my SBled 9 SMD 3rd. brake light.
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