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Old 11-29-2012, 11:24 AM
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I got tired of the cheap rear light fixtures on my truck and got whole new LED fixtures. Much brighter, and hopefully will last a long time, as they are not easily repairable, if one or more leds go out. The price was pretty good, compared to some other web sellers of the same tail lights. What was said about the resistors neede by just changing bulbs is true, a bigger resistor doesn't get as hot. Superbright will sell you a 6Ohm, 50 watt for about 5 bucks, I think. (that may be for two). I'll guarantee, if you are stopped for any period of time, with the brakes on ( as the brake/turn is the same filament) and you grab that resistor, it'll say 50 watt on your finger for awhile.
I have put LEDs almost everywhere in y 2012 Ram and have no problem at all. Even added a stip of 17 on each side, in the back under the lip of the covers over the storage and amplifier, under the back seat.
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Just so I get this right and dont burn my truck to the ground. I can use one 3 OHM 50w load equilizer on the back tails and that will fix the hyperflash for the fronts and backs? or would it be better to use a 6 OHM 50w on each light?
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i guess i fat-fingured the post i made about the resistors. It is a 6 Ohm, 50 watt. Not 60. I've done this in the past four or five years on several vehicles and never had a problem, but I make sure the resistor is away from plastic and, if i can, even mounted to some metal, to act as a heat sink.
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Just so I get this right and dont burn my truck to the ground. I can use one 3 OHM 50w load equilizer on the back tails and that will fix the hyperflash for the fronts and backs? or would it be better to use a 6 OHM 50w on each light?
You will need a load resistor for each LED you install, in place of an incandescent bulb. A 3 OHM may work, I've used a 5 OHM and an 8 OHM and they worked. 3?? IDK. Try it on the bench, if you can.
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Where can u order the LED reverse lights and cargo lights from?
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I get some LEDs on Ebay or at Superbright's website (http://www.superbrightleds.com/). On Ebay, just search on whatever the number of the bulb is, followed by LED.
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I put a Recon LED 3rd brake light in and the cargo lights always stay dimly lit. Is there a cure for this? Just could use some clarification. Thanks.
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Yep, 100 ohm 1 watt resistor.
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Great......Where should I get one from?
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Radio Shack, grab a pack. Youll need one per led. I soldered mine on the BACK of the socket where the wires enter the plastic. Much easier.
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