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Old 03-06-2010, 08:00 PM
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Well I just purchased the Recon 360 LED Brake lights for my Ram. I installed them and I was surprised how dim they were.

My question comes in here. when I installed them I drove around for a bit and it was beeping when I hit the brakes and my turn signals would go like they were on crack.

I know I have to get the resistors for them since it didnt work out. My question is will the lights get brighter after installing the resistors? Maybe the truck will recognise them and send more power? I dont know I am just hoping they will be brighter since I want to paint them black

Here they are : http://www.gorecon.com/product.php?p...+Bulb&p_cat=61

I would appreciate the help since it is pissing me off that they are not as bright as I thought they would be
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Yes, they will get brighter with the resistors on them as they will be on longer, getting full power. And they will slow down the blink rate and the chime will go away.

Get the load resistors on them and you should be good. The ohm load they are recommending sounds right, too.

If they want more than $5 for the load resistors, give me a holler. I know where to get the same value resistors for a LOT less.
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Expensive little boogers . How do they look Scat ?
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They look really cool. They have the LEDs all around. If they get brighter with the load resistors on they will be wicked. I wanted them since I am going to paint the tails black. I really like the way they look though. The 360 lights look different so it sets it off from the rest.

i would recommend them to everyone!
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I got the Recon 360s in white for my reverse and am quite happy with the bightness. Now, for the amber turn signals, I was getting the chime until I installed the load resistors, and the signals started behaving like normal and they're nice and bright, so you should get what you're looking for when you get the resistors installed.
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when you can post some pics
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Im glad you got the info you needed Scat. Now ................you no better around here.........PICS o rit didnt happen.LOL.Its kind of cool saying that instead of getting it.LOL
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I just bought the same bulbs was planning on installing them next weekend. What's all this about resistors ? Can someone help me out, how they install, where to get them, how many do I need etc..
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if you're planning on using LEDs in your turn signal, you need the resistor or it will flash like a jack rabbit on crack and trip the lamp load sensor. To wire them in, direction doesn't matter, you just need to wire one side of the resistor to the powered line and the other to the ground. Really simple to do.
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Yep it sucks when you dont have the resistors haha. I will get pics when I get the resistors installed as well. I took em out since it was very annoying haha. I will definatly post some pics when I get them back in.

I also am getting the Recon Xenon lights installed in the front, which are 5,600Kelvins. The fogs are in and they look nice and blue. Just waiting on the headlights to come in and then the pics will be posted. Dont worry I know the thread is useless without pics haha

I just wanted to see if the bulbs will get brighter if the resistors were instaled. Thanks for all the help guys I really appreciate it!!!!
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