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Old 03-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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LED bulb swapping

alright, i may get in trouble for making this thread, but i need some information. i want to replace my reverse light bulbs, tail bulbs, and grille signal bulbs with LED bulbs.
question is, are these plug and play? or is there more to it than just plugging it in?
i plan on getting bulbs like these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/T25-3157-Sup...278ac3&vxp=mtr


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they will be pretty much plug and play, however any led bulbs used as turn signals will require a load resistor, because of the low resistance of leds the signal will hyper flash, the load resister fixes this. you can find them on superbrightleds.com
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they will be pretty much plug and play, however any led bulbs used as turn signals will require a load resistor, because of the low resistance of leds the signal will hyper flash, the load resister fixes this. you can find them on superbrightleds.com
True, but there are 2 ways other ways to go about the fast flash problem, and neither require any splicing of wires. 1- is to buy error free canbus led bulbs and 2- buy a new led flasher relay to replace the stock flasher for around $12 from superbright. Also I know they have the fast flash led relays at autozone or advance auto, I bought one at one of the 2, years ago for my F250 Superduty http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...2Fflashers.htm
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does any of these things require soldering?
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Not my 2 methods, to replace the relay for the flasher is the same as replacing a fuse, you surely have done that. Just get out the owners manual and look up where it is. The error free bulbs have a small resistor built it but are extremely costly, usually around $30 a pair. I would definatly go with the led flasher relay. Call your local auto stores and see if they got it for you year of car.
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I have bought many led bulbs, (actually the newer smd bulbs) from a seller on ebay named str_led_lighting , good prices and once I had a bulb burn out and he sent me 3 for free to replace it, have been using smds from him for over a year, no probs.
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The 2001 does not have a separate flasher. The turn signals run through the hazard switch. There is no way to eliminate hyper flash without using resistors.
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The 2001 does not have a separate flasher. The turn signals run through the hazard switch. There is no way to eliminate hyper flash without using resistors.
this, all foci as far as I know, use an electronic circuit flasher, not a relay, load resistors are pretty much your only option.
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Ok, good to know. I was going by my own experience. I wasn't sure about the other years. I guess they do sell bulbs that are plug and play. Quite pricey though as f250lightin mentioned above. I think I saw about $60.00 for a pair. I think I invested about about $30.00 for bulbs and resistors.
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Cool to know on the flasher, thanks! Also error free bulbs are the only option besides resistors. Due to the error free bulbs price , I would go with resistors, make sure to mount them on metal!!
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