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Anybody running Brighter Backup bulbs in a 2013 Ram that is factory equipped with the LED package. I noticed that the Backup bulbs are not LED's and would like to install brighter ones that would increase night vision with backup camera.
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I ordered a set of HID backup lights. I am still waiting for them to show up, they are on the slow boat from China. Should be here today.

I will post if I can get them to work or not. Not sure if the wiring has enough power to fire the ballast or if they will hyper flash. Rolling the dice again on another Mod.

Item is here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/HID-R...761205345.html

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I'm tagging along since I'm interested in this too.
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I ordered a set of HID backup lights. I am still waiting for them to show up, they are on the slow boat from China. Should be here today.

I will post if I can get them to work or not. Not sure if the wiring has enough power to fire the ballast or if they will hyper flash. Rolling the dice again on another Mod.

Item is here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/HID-R...761205345.html

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My concern would be the start-up time it takes for a HID to go to full output.

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The stock backup lights on my 2013 Laramie Longhorn are a lot brighter than the ones on my 2010 F150 were.
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I have a set of HID backup units, there great, at start up they are the same lumans as the OE bulb, but after about 3 sec's they are very strong. You can also get backup LED bulbs from many places but I tried a few, because of the way the reflector and the position of the bulb is in the Ram you need to get bulbs that have Side led's for a good light output.

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I will post if I can get them to work or not. Not sure if the wiring has enough power to fire the ballast or if they will hyper flash. Rolling the dice again on another Mod.

Item is here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/HID-R...761205345.html

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I got the HID lights.

I tested the lights with my 12v power supply and they fired up. Went out to the truck and Installed one side to see what I get and the HID light flashed 3 times, stopped, flashed 3 more times, than got nothing.

I put in the OEM bulb and got nothing, no power in the circuit. Turned off the engine and than restarted. OEM bulb relight. Not enough power to fire the HID ballast. Dam electrical system!

My next attempt will be trying to use power from the 7 pin trailer plug wiring where I have my light bar wired into the reverse light.

This is not going to be plug & play if it works. Will update.

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I got the HID lights.

I tested the lights with my 12v power supply and they fired up. Went out to the truck and Installed one side to see what I get and the HID light flashed 3 times, stopped, flashed 3 more times, than got nothing.

I put in the OEM bulb and got nothing, no power in the circuit. Turned off the engine and than restarted. OEM bulb relight. Not enough power to fire the HID ballast. Dam electrical system!

My next attempt will be trying to use power from the 7 pin trailer plug wiring where I have my light bar wired into the reverse light.

This is not going to be plug & play if it works. Will update.

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I used 9 SMD 921 bulbs in my 2013 RAM Express.
They are really bright and did not cost a lot of money.
Try iJDMToy.com or BrightLEDLights.com
There is probably enough room for 13 SMD 921 bulbs.
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