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Old 04-21-2011, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well,I have my new rear bumper now but im having issues with my new led tail lights?I bought the clear/red stop,turn,tail led's.I have 3 wires coming out of my lights ground,stop/turn,and tail but the problem im having is with the stop/turn?I cant seem to figure out out to make this work?Its like I need another wire coming out of my led for turn?I tried wiring them together but its back feeding thru my hazzards and both side flash on turn?I only have 1 6" oval and 1 2" round back up on either side and didnt want to add any more light?Any one have ideas???I did read on a post about a converter box from Hoppy that will allow you to run leds with facotry wiring??
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Ok,figured it out since my post. Since I do wiring for a living I just happened to have a few diodes on hand and one on each lead solved my problem with the back feeding.The only thing is if my turn signal is on and my foot is on the brake it cuts out the turn signal till i release the pedal but I can live with that....
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Ok,figured it out since my post. Since I do wiring for a living I just happened to have a few diodes on hand and one on each lead solved my problem with the back feeding.The only thing is if my turn signal is on and my foot is on the brake it cuts out the turn signal till i release the pedal but I can live with that ....
Let's hope you can - literally.

Let's face it - you're stationary, foot on the brake - the guy coming up behind you is not seeing that turn signal blinking - he doesn't know what your intentions are.
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Its Nashville,TN......It really doesnt matter if it flashes or not cause no one pays any attention to turn signals here.lol

This is still better than the way it was...It gives me time to figure out the solution to the latest issue.
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Its Nashville,TN......It really doesnt matter if it flashes or not cause no one pays any attention to turn signals here.lol

This is still better than the way it was...It gives me time to figure out the solution to the latest issue.
Just curious - what types of LEDs are you using? Is the problem found in the fact the the factory lights us multiple Filaments, conductive paths like in the 1157 bulb and the LEDs only have 1? Or is something else going on? I would love to see a copy of the installation instructions and a diagram...

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Yea,me too on the instructions!They didnt come with any except what each color did and I already new that.I have done a lot of searching online about this and it seems to be common.The LED'S are so low amp that my zuk thinks my bulbs are out,as Ive read,and so you have to either install a electronic flasher unit which I tried 3 at the parts house and none worked,or install resistors on each light to make the zuk think there are normal bulbs installed.Now,my issue with the stop lights over riding my turns signal im not sure but I have read that there can be many issues with the led conversions.I think mine are all four from Grote.They were $60 a set.2 front clear /amber and 2 rear clear/red and 2" round clear for back ups.
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KJ, did you get the 6.5" oval led lights? If so, then you need to spend a few more $ and a
Trailer Light Converter Trailer Light Converter
. The problem we have is that there is a separate wire going to the brake and another to the turn signal.

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Ack's FAQ Installing LED lamps in your vehicle
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KJ, did you get the 6.5" oval led lights? If so, then you need to spend a few more $ and a Trailer Light Converter. The problem we have is that there is a separate wire going to the brake and another to the turn signal.

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Ack's FAQ Installing LED lamps in your vehicle
That is exactly what I was wondering, but I'm glad to hear that there is an easy fix!
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Haptown,
Yes,it is the 6.5 ovals and also 2" rounds for back up.I have seen something about a converter but it didnt go into detail so I wasnt sure about it.Ive seen a lot about the rapid flash,even though it doesnt bother me,that says you have to either replace the fac flasher with an electronic or install a resistor on each light because the vehicle thinks theres no bulb in the socket cause of the low amp with the led's.I have seen where there can be other issues too.Im not sure it that will fix my issue or not.The back feeding I fixed with diodes on both the stop and turn wire leads but the over ridding of my turns by the stops im not sure about???
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I posted some pic's of my new bumper with the lights I have..
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