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Old 09-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Led in side marker problem

Ok so I just put led bulbs in the marker lights in the headlights. Everything works but when they go "off" they still emit a little bit of light. Anyone else have this problem?


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Nope. They do not not need resistors. Only brake and turn signals. I cannot imagine why they still have a faint glow. Mine completey turn off and they are LED.
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Ok so I just put led bulbs in the marker lights in the headlights. Everything works but when they go "off" they still emit a little bit of light. Anyone else have this problem?
That's usually a problem with low quality LED's since the light is always getting power, and LED's need a lot less power to operate than regular bulbs. Lower quality LED's don't have a built in fix for that. They will eventually shut off after 25 - 30 minutes when the car cuts power to most of the systems.

These are the ones I have in my markers, no issues.



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WHat he said ^^^
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Yeah they went out finally. Took like you said about 30 minutes. Was just weird to see. Guess I shouldn't really worry now. Thanks for the replies!
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Mike try turning off the auto headlight feature if you have it to see if they go off right away. Just curious
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Can someone post a picture of these lights in action?

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