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Crazyblood22 06-13-2014 06:50 PM

LED Headlights - Dipped Beam Bulb Fault
 
I recently purchased these 6000k H11 LED lights. They work fine until you actually turn on the car and a "Dipped Beam Bulb Fault" error appears on the drivers display. Is there a workaround such as using a resistor, relay, etc...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hid-Replace-...f4e280&vxp=mtr

SilverPony2001 06-13-2014 07:08 PM

Yes, check the HID threads, or the DIY sticky.

You either need resistors, or to go into the FoCCCus app with an OBD-II device and change some settings in there.

Bliky 06-14-2014 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverPony2001 (Post 6282098)
Yes, check the HID threads, or the DIY sticky.

You either need resistors, or to go into the FoCCCus app with an OBD-II device and change some settings in there.

This is the correct answer. I would suggest using the FoCCCus Program since it's easier.

Also, when you get it working can you please post some pictures of those at night... I've heard that LED headlight bulbs are generally not as bright as halogen/HID bulbs but the Lumens that that company says they output is higher so I am curious now.

jaguilar20 12-04-2014 02:25 PM

Any updates on what you did to fix the dipped beam bulb fault??

vegachicago 12-04-2014 03:49 PM

You need grounding resisters. 55 watt type. One end to the positive feed on the led and the other end to a solid metal ground.

jaguilar20 12-04-2014 04:09 PM

Pictures? And also notice any problems with the resistors overheating/melting since the headlights stay on for long periods of time.

vegachicago 12-04-2014 04:21 PM

I have no photos but it is straightforward. They do get hot but as long as they are not against some plastic, it's ok. Two years running HIDS without any problem. I did try LED's but not bright enough in dark areas for me, and yes I had to use resistors to get rid of the dip beam warning.

jaguilar20 12-04-2014 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vegachicago (Post 7395217)
I have no photos but it is straightforward. They do get hot but as long as they are not against some plastic, it's ok. Two years running HIDS without any problem. I did try LED's but not bright enough in dark areas for me, and yes I had to use resistors to get rid of the dip beam warning.

Awesome. Thank you. Doing my install tonight.

jaguilar20 12-04-2014 05:35 PM

Well, resistors on the leds make them not work at all. So looks like I won't be using them.

jaguilar20 12-04-2014 06:00 PM

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...5d9eb56c12.jpg

Jk, they're awesome. And bright as shit.


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