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by bbrown [OP] » Feb 06 2012, 2:11pm
by carsonhowe22 » Feb 12 2012, 4:18am
bbrown wrote:Yeah, I want to for sure but I've heard some bad rumors that the LED DRLs will heat up so much that they can melt the housing of some of the older plastics. Mines is a 2001 and I just don't know if the rumors are true or not.
by carsonhowe22 » Feb 12 2012, 4:23am
bbrown wrote:So I decided to convert all my bulbs (this topic deals with turn signals only) to LEDs and I knew the flasher module would need swapping; so I did that and there are no issues with flash rate. The issue I'm having is with the turn signal indicators in the dash cluster. Whenever the headlights or parking lights are ON the turn signal indicators stay on constantly. This doesn't happen when the lights are off; the signal indicators behave normally then. So, finally my question: Is there any way to make the indicators work properly without installing resistors? I know the LEDs have much less resistance than the incandescent bulbs but the LEDs do light up and blink as if there is no problem at all. I've just got to solve this signal indicator issue. Thanks in advance for any help. Oh, and if I do need resistors; no other option; how many ohms do they need to be? Bulbs are 3157s.
by bbrown [OP] » Feb 13 2012, 1:56pm
by lowdwn169 » Feb 15 2012, 1:01am
carsonhowe22 wrote:bbrown wrote:Yeah, I want to for sure but I've heard some bad rumors that the LED DRLs will heat up so much that they can melt the housing of some of the older plastics. Mines is a 2001 and I just don't know if the rumors are true or not.
No LED light will melt housings. They produce a lot less heat than incandescent bulbs. If an incandescent bulb won't bother it, an LED bulb sure won't. I have them in my DRLs in my '04 and haven't had any problems.
by carsonhowe22 » Feb 15 2012, 2:42am
lowdwn169 wrote:where did you get the LEDs for the DRL and what size did you use
by bbrown [OP] » Feb 16 2012, 2:30pm
by 06StormTrooper » Feb 24 2012, 8:38pm
bbrown wrote:I finally figured this one out. The vastly decreased resistance of the LED bulbs caused my gauge cluster turn signal indicator lights to stay on when the truck lights were on. I ended up wiring in resistors on the flasher circuits right at each front bulb. That fixed the problem. I running all LED lights except headlights, fogs, and DRLs.
by bbrown [OP] » Feb 25 2012, 7:11pm
by bbrown [OP] » Feb 25 2012, 9:07pm
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