|04-04-2017 10:57 PM|
|sailor||^^^ MkII section here, for 2008-2011|
|04-04-2017 10:42 PM|
|hageman55||i know this is old but can anyone please help me with wiring my 2012 sedan resistors? i have a thread already. I just found this one today.|
|09-27-2014 11:45 AM|
Didn't work for me for the wiring, though.
Alternatively, you could probe at the contact points and see where the internal wires come out on the housing (with a voltmeter, looking for zero resistance.)
|09-27-2014 10:44 AM|
|09-27-2014 06:15 AM|
You don't need 50 and 80 watt bulbs.
I think it might be a generation thing.
The 2002 Focus SE Sedan runs cruise control through the brake lights. Cruise will not work if you replace the brake bulbs with LED's unless you use load resistors.
On the 08 - CC might work without load resistors - I'll take your word for it.
On all cars you would need load resistors to fix hyperflashing. On the 2002, there is a conventional flasher (built into the hazard switch so non-replacable), but the lights are off the same circuit - so a pair of load resistors in the trunk should work for both front and rear bulbs. I think the 2008 would be the same.
The Gen III (2012-up) uses CANBUS which means you get a LF Turn Signal Out indication if the bulb burns out, so they are probably on separate circuits and you would have probably have to install load reisistors under the hood. They don't get super-hot, but you don't want them touching plastic. Should be able to mount them to the underside of the radiator support or the inside of the fender or similar.
|09-27-2014 12:18 AM|
|lavalamp6||Well the 27W LEDs dont seem to draw enough current to trick the system, but they make 50 and 80 watt ones that might (while being stupid bright) http://goo.gl/648FCP|
|09-26-2014 09:31 AM|
|zmartene||Yeah, it functions but it fast-blinks like there's a bulb out, and I'd like it to not do that if I can|
|09-26-2014 03:18 AM|
|lavalamp6||I swapped my brake bulbs and front turn signal bulbs both with LEDs with no load resistors and the only "problem" I have had is the turn signal blinks slightly faster. All lights illuminate properly otherwise, cruise works fine, etc.|
|09-25-2014 06:06 AM|
|Tiger-Heli||Might need help from someone with more experience. Two 6-ohms in parallel and a single 3-ohm is the same resistance, so if the two 6's didn't work, I wouldn't expect the three's to work either.|
|09-24-2014 04:10 PM|
Most excellent. Thanks for the info!
Tried to wire in another set of 6ohm's in parallel behind the tail lights - didn't fix the fast-blink. The resistor got hot, so it had a good connection, but they still blinked really quickly. I'll order some 3ohm's and update on progress when they get here in a few days.
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