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12-07-2012 04:39 PM
sleepyboy Me too.
12-07-2012 04:33 PM
TerryB Well, I got nothin' else for ya. I hope the new resistors do the trick.
12-07-2012 04:26 PM
sleepyboy I tried two different grounds. One in the back hatch area on the body plug and the other right by the tail light bulb. The first resistors I have were 50w 6ohm the ones I just got were 25w 6ohm. I was hesitant to get the 25w 25 ohm ones. There is also a 25w 10ohm ones as well. We'll see if these work when I get them
12-07-2012 02:46 PM
TerryB If they use a common ground, I can the problem. I changed my rear light set-up and run separate grounds for them.
12-07-2012 02:29 PM
Sniper Focus The watt rating of the resistor is the size, the bigger the number the bigger the size and the more heat it can dissipate. The 50w size is marketed for the turn signals. The 25w 6ohms are the same ones you have now, except they're smaller...

The 25 ohms has more resistance; the lowest load resistor I've seen are 3 ohms. I still don't know if those would work for you either.

I was thinking check the wiring for the load resistors too, double check that you didn't wire them to the parking light wires.
12-07-2012 04:32 AM
sleepyboy Well I just ordered some 25w 6ohm resistors and see how those work.
12-07-2012 02:53 AM
sleepyboy ok so now I'm looking at other load resistors and the cheap bastard in me is price shopping and I'm finding a few different ohm'ed resistors. I'm looking for a 25w which would be half of the one I got now but the one on is 25 ohm 25 watt. Wouldn't that be even more resistance being 25 ohm compared to the 50 watt 6 ohm one's I have now? Found on ebay 25 watt 6 ohm resistors. Which ones should I try?
12-07-2012 02:35 AM
sleepyboy I'm going to order the smaller of the resistors and see if that works. If not then I'm done with the LED's
12-07-2012 02:35 AM
sleepyboy What wiring?
12-07-2012 02:27 AM
TerryB I don't know, those look fine to me. Maybe check the wiring ?

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