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Old 07-28-2011, 04:05 AM   #1
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LED Interior problems with resistor installed.

Okay so I needed a resistor and i got one from khoalty but am still having issues. I ordered the main lights that come on when you lock/unlock from led automotive and the rest from superbrightleds.com.. the main lights are the super bright ones and the ones in the footwells/map lights are the not so bright leds... i put in the resistor because sometimes when i would drive the lights would just come on by themselves even with halogens installed in the footwells.. but since i installed the resistor that problem was solved.. but now when i unlock the car none of the lights turn on, and when i lock they will turn on for a few seconds and then shut off with no smooth transition like they used too. so im wondering if its possible to run a resistor and one halogen in the footwell? im thinking this could possibly solve my problem. ive tried to search the forums but it seems like nobody else has run into this issue.. im guessing its because my car is a 2000? any input would be awesome. thanks guys!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:15 AM   #2
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Okay so I needed a resistor and i got one from khoalty but am still having issues. I ordered the main lights that come on when you lock/unlock from led automotive and the rest from superbrightleds.com.. the main lights are the super bright ones and the ones in the footwells/map lights are the not so bright leds... i put in the resistor because sometimes when i would drive the lights would just come on by themselves even with halogens installed in the footwells.. but since i installed the resistor that problem was solved.. but now when i unlock the car none of the lights turn on, and when i lock they will turn on for a few seconds and then shut off with no smooth transition like they used too. so im wondering if its possible to run a resistor and one halogen in the footwell? im thinking this could possibly solve my problem. ive tried to search the forums but it seems like nobody else has run into this issue.. im guessing its because my car is a 2000? any input would be awesome. thanks guys!
Not that your car year has anything to do with it but my only suggestion is that your having problems because of your different LEDs , I have the interior led kit from Khoalty in my 02 330 with 1 resistor also from Khoalty and everything works great, I would try just sticking to ordering all the LEDs from the same place then see what happens, different companies have different quality LEDs.


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Old 08-01-2011, 03:22 AM   #3
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i honestly would switch the bulbs around until you find a combination that works with one incandescent bulb. that should be the one you use the resistor on. it'll take awhile. since you don't have LEDs from all the same source, i can't help you much more than that. the trouble spots are usually any of the footwells or the center dome light.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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yeah im going to have to do some experimenting and come up with a solution. i will most likely end up buying some leds all from one source. i originally got them all from superbrightleds but they werent as bright as i had hoped for so i went and got some better ones for the 3 lights that come on when you unlock your car.. as i never use the map lights i was content with leaving superbrightled bulbs in there
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