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Old 07-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #189
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Originally Posted by MitchSF View Post
I put a 50 watt, 40 ohm resistor across the passenger side footwell light epoxied to the metal cover plate on top of the light, and everything works fine. It does not get very hot, even when the lights are on for a while. It is possible that a higher resistance would work too, but I haven't tried other values.

Here's one:

Hmm. How long did you leave it on? I installed a resistor that I had leftover from my previous car that was used to prevent fast blinking with my LED turn signal bulbs. It looks very similar to the one you linked. I put it on the passenger footwell light as well and it got VERY hot within a few minutes. Like hundreds of degrees burn your skin in one second hot. Like so hot that there was no way I'd leave it installed and shove it back up in the dash for fear it would start a fire. I need another solution for this. It looks pretty ridiculous to have all white LED interior lights and one yellowish incandescent bulb.

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