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Old 11-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
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LED side marker and corner questions

Ive been reseaching this but i have gotten mixed answers. I have a 2000 328i that i just bought smoked out corners and side markers for from DDM tuning. I want to put LED is them so i wont get that egg yolk effect when the lights arent on. I know you need a resistor for the corner lights but what about the side markers? Some people say you need them some people say you dont. I eventually want to get LED Eagle EYE tails and some LED Angel eyes in the future so it all matches up. thanks.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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You don't need resistors for the sides.
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When you are ready, look at the Orion V2 for the angel eyes.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Some side marker LEDs glow dimly when they're not blinking, some don't. It is definitely dependent on the LED you use. I don't know if it also depends on the model year. If you don't want the glow, add a resistor across the LED, 50 ohms or so.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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Sidemarkers do not require resistors.

We have complete kits available for your car with the resistors so there are no bulb out warnings.

Jlevi SW V2 LED Turn Signal Bulbs for the Front, Rear and Back Up Lights


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Old 11-23-2009, 11:34 PM   #5
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Umnitza- Yes those are the Angels i want to get. The P46 with the black housing, xenon and the Orion V2 eyes. Just saving up for them right now. will order soon.

jlevi- so with those corner and side marker lights i do not have to get resistors with them? So all i have to do is literally buy them and screw them in, no resistors needed? If so i will put in my order on wednesday.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:46 AM   #6
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^ When purchasing LED bulbs for your front and/or rear turn signals, you will need to have resistors inline to rid of the dashing warning light and hyper blinking so that everything may function just like OEM. Most customers who've purchased from us only need the High-Powered LED turn signal bulbs since they're replacing a previous LED set. If this is your first time at this, you will have to purchase the required resistors as well.
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Umnitza- Yes those are the Angels i want to get. The P46 with the black housing, xenon and the Orion V2 eyes. Just saving up for them right now. will order soon.

jlevi- so with those corner and side marker lights i do not have to get resistors with them? So all i have to do is literally buy them and screw them in, no resistors needed? If so i will put in my order on wednesday.
That's correct, for the sidemarkers, you do not need resistors. You only need them for the front and rear turn signals.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I sent PMs to the people i am intrested in getting LEDs from. Umnitza expect to hear from me in the future for the Orion V2 Angel eyes.
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True, you don't need resistors for the sides, but if you have an LED that glows when it's not blinking and you don't want that to happen, add a resistor.

It's much easier though to buy LEDs from a vendor who has tested them and guarantees that when they're not blinking, they're not glowing.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:17 PM   #10
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I actually think it might look good if the side markers are dimly lit. Not to the extent where they are full blown on but if it glows i think it might give the car a little pop on the side. i dont know that is just my opinion. What does everyone else think. I am also debating going between xenon white or Amber.
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Sorry to thread hijack, how do you wire the resistors for the corner leds??
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You slice one end to the resistor to one wire and the other end to the other wire. I hear it is suer simple. Just keed the resistor away from any plastic because it gets really hot and it will melt any plastic around it.

PM Mike and he will let you know a lot better than i can. But the moral of the story is its not that hard.
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Sorry to thread hijack, how do you wire the resistors for the corner leds??
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I've got LEDs in my side markers that come on when I close the hood, not for long but they do light up fully
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