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Old 06-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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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


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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.
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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.
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Any updates on what you did to fix the dipped beam bulb fault??
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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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.
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Pictures? And also notice any problems with the resistors overheating/melting since the headlights stay on for long periods of time.
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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.
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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.
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Well, resistors on the leds make them not work at all. So looks like I won't be using them.
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Jk, they're awesome. And bright as shit.
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