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LED Lights, Voltage To High

When I went to the ORE rear EVO armor I had to use round LED tail/brake lights.

Now the flasher flashes real fast and it is throwing body codes that says something like "Rear right voltage high".

I am thinking that since the LED uses less voltage than the factory bulbs, the puter must think I have a blown bulb.?.


Anyone experience this?

Add a resistor? How many ohms?

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I had the same problem when i installed my Front Led markers. I got a LED Bulb Load Resistor 6 Ohm / 50 Watt from gorecon.com . Im pretty sure you can find them somewhere else cheaper. They work great. You need one per side. Im pretty sure you knew that anyways.
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I had the same problem when i installed my Front Led markers. I got a LED Bulb Load Resistor 6 Ohm / 50 Watt from gorecon.com . Im pretty sure you can find them somewhere else cheaper. They work great. You need one per side. Im pretty sure you knew that anyways.
Perfect! Thank You!

I was pretty sure I need a load resistor.. just didn't know how much of a load and where to get it.

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-25-2009, 12:48 PM
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They get really ,really hot. I found that the hard way. I just let my blinkers on for a very long time and my hand came in contact with one of them.

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They get really ,really hot. I found that the hard way. I just let my blinkers on for a very long time and my hand came in contact with one of them.
Hmmmmmmm........

They do have pretty big heat sinks on them.. Where did you mount yours?

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They are behind the grill. But i was running my blinkers for about two hours, the heat sinks work fine. I just saw one of them hanging down and decided to tuck it in and i hold it for too long. Its not too bad, its about average heat for a load resistor. Nothing to worry about.

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-26-2009, 04:56 AM
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When I replaced my tail lights in my box truck with leds' I had the dealer replace the flasher with the proper one and that took care of it.
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You need an electronic flash module. They sell them at any parts store for around $12.

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You need an electronic flash module. They sell them at any parts store for around $12.
i was thinking the same thing
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JK's don't use flashers
Drive around here, nobody does. When I used to teach electronics, kids were always figuring how to blow those LED's up by overloading them.

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Drive around here, nobody does. When I used to teach electronics, kids were always figuring how to blow those LED's up by overloading them.
LOL... When I posted that, my first thought was I should have put "flasher modules" or something, since all I could picture reading my own post was the idiots driving around with their hazards on.

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JK's "flasher" is controlled by the BCM and a piezo on the cluster adds the sound.


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you should be able to get a load resistor at your local RadioShack

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