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Old 02-13-2008, 03:57 AM   #1
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License Plate LED problem?

Just now i found out the rear license plate deal, though weird! after install it'll fairly lit up, though after parkings lights on... super white LED's, awesome and bright. after turning parking lights off, LED's are still lit, for 2 minutes it'll automatically shut off!

same procedure when arming with alarm, will shut off in 2 min. when disarming unlocking it'll shut off in 2 min. Though i dont know if they will be still lit when driving in daylight!

does anybody have the license LED lit being the same problem i am in?

and by the way, all LED's I am using are SMT 6418/39mm!
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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I believe they all do this just like the sidemarkers with led's.. I know mine do
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:18 AM   #3
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Yeah they do that on mine to. The sidemarkers and license plate are always dimly lit which isnt bad during the day cause you cant see it that much and during the night you have your lights on so the license plate light up bright but the sidemarkers are still dimly lit. And yes after I lock the car it takes the a couple of min to go out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
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cool thanks, i will just get use to it!
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:06 AM   #5
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mine do this as well.....however, one of mine glows brighter than the other--went to JLevi, replaced the bad one, but it still does it? While they are in "dim mode", one glows brighter than the other, and they blink in and out.....kinda sucks, may have to just switch back......
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