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Old 11-08-2007, 01:43 AM   #81
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very interested as well dont want any flickering crap tho
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:22 PM   #82
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trying some new ones from superbrightleds.com...will report back how they hold up
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:58 PM   #83
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OK heres my review

superbrightleds.com bulbs, look great - no flicker, no bulb out warning, not even one when you turn on and then goes off.

does the light dimming thing when the car is off (normal led thing)
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:39 AM   #84
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OK heres my review

superbrightleds.com bulbs, look great - no flicker, no bulb out warning, not even one when you turn on and then goes off.

does the light dimming thing when the car is off (normal led thing)
yea it does.. doesnt bother me tho
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:41 AM   #85
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OK heres my review

superbrightleds.com bulbs, look great - no flicker, no bulb out warning, not even one when you turn on and then goes off.

does the light dimming thing when the car is off (normal led thing)
I'm assuming you just bought 'em. They'll go out in the next month or two.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:43 AM   #86
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i had the bulb out issues with the license plate led's in the past, before i installed a resistor for the license plate light, now, going on 6 months, no issues, before i used to change them almost monthly
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:13 AM   #87
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where did you install the resistor and how?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-B...spagenameZWD1V

put this on each side of the bulb contact?

i bought extra bulbs incase

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Old 11-14-2007, 03:32 PM   #88
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i'm tired of wasting time and money on these bulbs. can someone post how to install the resistors?
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:57 PM   #89
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i used a 6ohm, 50 watt resistor bought from autolumination. I removed the trunk lid carpeting; the carpet you would take out to remove the inner trunk tail lights. Right behind the license plate inside the trunk after you remove the liner, there are a group of wires that run to power the license plate lights. they meet together near the center of the trunk using a white clip, the wires you want to tap for the licenses plate are located there, I am not 100% of the colors, i believe brown and white is the power, but I would have to double check. Just tap the resistor into the power and ground, and mount in to the metal frame inside the trunk and your done. No more bulb out warnings when you start the car. You will still get flashing when the bulbs are off. But I have never had to replace one because of the bulb going bad. I just replaced a set of the old 9 LED superwhite bulbs 39mm feston, with autolumination's 8 SMT LED 39mm feston bulb, much brighter output with more of a crisper white color.
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where did you install the resistor and how?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-B...spagenameZWD1V

put this on each side of the bulb contact?

i bought extra bulbs incase
no need to place the resistor near the bulb, plus that resistor is pretty pricey. They are $6.99 each at autolumination + shipping and you only need one.
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OK, this is my first post here, and I do not drive a bimmer. But my cousin does and He seen this Mod that I made for My car. Now he wants it done to his 330 and I would like to know, will I be using 1 or 2 resistors? Bulbs are ordered and I will go to Radio-shack for the resistors.

Also, I'd like to know if the resistor used by nleeumd is correct? I used a 10ohm 100watt resistor for each of my bulbs I installed and so far so well.

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:59 PM   #92
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Dunno if this helps you guys any, but I made a How Too for the merc owners, should be farely easy to follow and understand thou.

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This is by far the SEXIEST thing I have ever seen done to a car, a MUST DO no matter WHAT the cost.

Tools needed:
Phillips screw driver
Crimper's
Small Flat head screw driver
Soldering Iron and Solder*

Supplies Needed:
LED Bulbs from http://spectrumled.com/festoon.htm(39mm Festoon Bulbs) - 2
Load resistors
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These steps are to be followed after completing either one of the following, Either Purchasing the Load resistors from Radio shack OR just buy it from That same link as the bulbs. In This Link they come READY to go and I would highly recommend you go that rout, that way its safe and well made.


OR you can go the rout Yacht and Me have gone and do it your self for a cheaper price. Your call.


For those who choose to do it Your self, This is what you'll need the soldering iron for. Solder Both resistors on a small board, Nothing Crazy. You can use Epoxy as Yacht Master has done in the picture below to heat shield it, but I did not feel it necessary to do so.(Thanks to Yacht Master for the following 2 pictures)
Have the 2 resistors mounted on some form of Grid or Soldering board.



Make sure their is enough wire hanging of each resistor to reach what you need.

Thats the ONLY prep work you will need to do before the Install. Now the nitty Gritty.

Step One - Unscrew The following Screws And pull off this plastic Plate


Once Removed, you will need to Pop off the Trunk cover. It is held on by little Plastic tabs, THAT WILL BREAK, so be careful. Their is one difficult one down on the bottom left where the Power is run, Pop the plastic cap off first and then the rest.

Step Two - Un-Clip the following two clips for the Light and Trunk release button. You will need to open the clip attached for the light and pull hard to get it off.


Once done, let it drop down and you now have a Bare trunk lid.

Step Three - Un-clip the following two clips for the License plate light. It will take Basic motor skills to figure out which ones are the correct clips, so good luck lol.


Step Four - While Unclipped, strip back the protective wrap for the License plate wires and splice one end of the resistor to the Ground wire, and do the same for the Power wire. It wont matter which end of the resistor goes where. Just make sure each Bulb gets its Own resistor.



Step Five - Mount the resistors some where secure, and away from danger. i chose a small plate on the top of the lid, and mounted it with Sip ties. you can choose anywhere you see fit, just make sure their out of harms way.




Step Six - Re-attach the clips for the Bulbs, and then begin re-attaching the Trunk Release/Light clips and mounting the Lid Liner back on. Be careful with those clips, I broke one already. Then gently clip on the cover from Step One and screw it back on. Now you will need to do one last step.


Put these in.


I will warn you, they are slightly bigger then the stock ones. And if your Stock Lenses are Burnt like mine are, you will need new covers(22 bucks from dealership, whole housing and a PAINT IN THE ARS to install).



now, ENJOY!!!!!!!!!11





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Old 04-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #93
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:04 PM   #94
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its cool but it brings way too much attention to your plates.

not sure if thats a good thing though
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I thought of the whole attention problem too....... trust me, Once its said and done, You wont care.


The first night your gonna sit in your driveway just staring at the end of the car lol.




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Old 04-21-2008, 12:21 AM   #96
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thats one light mod I'll stay away from. I dont need to help people see my license plate as I speed by em.

looks nice though.


Not a good mod to have if you live in an area equipped with traffic cameras.
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Not a good mod to have if you live in an area equipped with traffic cameras.
As if the flash doesn't do anything...
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:28 PM   #98
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too bad you can't hook it up to a relay switch to turn it on/off at will.
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