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Hmmmn... I wonder...
I added two LED cluster type lights under my tonneau cover and tied them into my cargo light wiring. They work just fine...except occasionally they don't. I first noticed that occasionally the "illuminated entry" feature did not work reliably. In other words, the cargo light would not illuminate when using the key fob.
Here's how they fail: If the truck is running with headlights on...and I turn on the cargo light using the switch by the headlight switch...the cargo light flickers one time and dies. It will be a week before the cargo light will work again. Then... If the truck is NOT running the cargo light works fine. But if I start the truck, turn the headlights on, and then request the cargo light... it flashes just momentarily...goes out for another week.
Anyone believe this has anything to do with the LED lights in parallel to the cargo light?
Ok, Issue resolved: The TIPM thinks the circuit is shorted due to the increased electrical loads placed by the cargo bedlights. Fix: Install/Insert a relay to join the bedlights to the circuit, so that bedlights are still controlled by cargo light switch and illuminated entry feature, but actually obtain power directly from the battery thru a dedicated fuse.
Hope this helps anyone else with this sort of issue.
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Where are you guys finding these 100 ohm 1 Watt resistors? I can find a bunch of 1/4 watt resistors but am having difficulty with the 1 watt.

Found them on amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/100-Ohm-Flamep.../dp/B0002ZOYA0
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So my interior lights are different then the ones on Post #5. Mine are the old fuse looking light with the metal on both ends. I should still be able to solder this resistor to each end of the bulp to fix this issue if I'm thinking right correct?
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I know this is an old thread, but I found this while researching and fixed my LED problems with the resistor.

Thank you OP!
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I got the 1 watt 100 ohm resisters and as soon as I put them in and tested them on the front blinkers it blew my fuses. Would 1 watt 50 ohm be the next step down?
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Just soldered in a 10 ohm 1 watt resistor (radio shack was out of 100 ohm, figured I'd try it for $1.50) to my dome light, killed the dim light I had from my non canbus LED festoon from Walmart! Thanks!!
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Just soldered in a 10 ohm 1 watt resistor (radio shack was out of 100 ohm, figured I'd try it for $1.50) to my dome light, killed the dim light I had from my non canbus LED festoon from Walmart! Thanks!!
And I retract my previous statement. DO NOT USE 10 OHM RESISTORS! THEY WILL MELT YOUR FESTOON LIGHT AND MAKE YOUR TRUCK SMELL LIKE CRAP! I left the door open for maybe 10 minutes yesterday unloading stuff out of the backseat, and noticed a funky smell. Looked up, realized my LED is off and the dome light is black. Opened it and found the culprit. Now I get to ride around with my windows down for the next couple days until that smell goes away
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I have white interior LED's in my '08 1500. Essentially what what happens when you install LED's (which only draw milliamps) in a legacy incandescent system is, the LED's "feel" every little voltage drop and rise. This causes the flicker we all have come to loathe. A resistor causes the output downstream of it to be a little more refined and with the right one causes it to all but disappear. I am not able to add resistors due to lack of housing space and the unwillingness to cut up the housings.

Now I am new at this whole LED thing but after getting on 12volt.com and doing a whole lot of research to wire up my Bussman Relay box and courtesy lights, I have learned the benifit of resistors and capacitors. Capacitors will take care of the flicker on the theater lighting. Just FYI, you lose the effect afterwards.
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