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Old 06-28-2011, 02:45 AM
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Anyone swap out their interior bulbs with the LED kit from RECON? I just got mine in today and none of the bulbs worked. First started in the back, put the new one in and tested it and....nothing. Pulled it out, put the original back in and it worked.

Then tried the passenger map light....had a helluva time pulling that bulb out but finally did, swapped it for the LED, and....still doesn't work. Pulled it out, put in the other LED and still nothing.

Here's the kicker...I put back my stock bulb and now that doesn't work either! Crap! I was careful too in pulling out the stock at first.

Anyone else have a problem with these lights?
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:40 AM
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Start with basic electrical troubleshooting here. Check for voltage at the socket with a DC voltmeter or testlight. You either popped a fuse or messed up the socket which I've seen. I've also seen some cheap LED lights have short protection diodes that were wired in backwards, making a dead short on the connecting electrical system. Also, make sure the panel switch is on for the interior lights. Hey ya never know :-)
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:37 PM
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The guys at RECON said that maybe since the bulbs require so little power the truck may think that the bulb is out and is not sending any power to the light. He said I might need to tap a resistor by getting a load resistor kit. What the heck is that and how does that work? Has anyone else ever bought these replacement LEDs from RECON? I thought this was a simple plug and play mod. Now I don't know....
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:41 AM
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That makes sense. I will verify that, didn't think the computer cares about interior lights because there is no dummy light to tell you that it's out like say a tail light, but these days you never know what these flamboyant engineers are thinking. Before you do anything, again please check for voltage, and check the switch. If all that checks out you can get a 6-10 ohm load resistor, somthing over 10watts. Radio shack sells one for 2 bucks. You basically place it between (+) and (-) wires then install the bulb. If the computer is looking for a light bulb load, the resistor will give that, and the power will still flow to the LED bulb. Good luck and let us know how everything works out for ya...
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I should also note: The resistor is going to get warm due to it dissipating quite a bit of power. The resistor shouldn't get so hot that it is a hazard to any nearby fabrics, cause fire in a RAM is BAD... Just FYI.. Please check the basics first before you get into all this fancy chit...
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