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AsianImage 07-24-2005 04:40 PM

Replacing regular bulbs with LED bulbs
 
I was thinking of replacing my signal and reverse lights with LED bulbs. The kind that are simple plug in replace ments like these:

http://img.alibaba.com/photo/5021332...__12_LED_s.jpg

I heard that if I use these bulbs, my check brake light warning will go on because the LEDs are drawing a much lower current...and since the BMW sensors read the current and not the bulb I would get a warning and need load resistors and such.

Is that true? If so I guess I will skip these and just get some Japanese PIAA bulbs instead. After reading about the HID reverse lights, I am just going to pick up some hyper whites and call it a day...

Thanks for any info.

iove75 07-25-2005 10:34 PM

Where can i go to find those? I hope to replace my dome lights in my cars as those seem to drain the battery or so says my voltmeter in my radar detector...

AsianImage 07-25-2005 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iove75
Where can i go to find those? I hope to replace my dome lights in my cars as those seem to drain the battery or so says my voltmeter in my radar detector...

Google these terms...
LED and 1156 and Bulbs

you should get tons of vendors that sell them!

SergioK 07-25-2005 11:01 PM

Most places will also sell a load in order to not trigger those burnt bulb warnings.

sunnykk 07-26-2005 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iove75
Where can i go to find those? I hope to replace my dome lights in my cars as those seem to drain the battery or so says my voltmeter in my radar detector...


www.superbrightleds.com

I bought couple of them for my Accord for the parking lights. They work pretty good.

PropellerHead 07-26-2005 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by SergioK
Most places will also sell a load in order to not trigger those burnt bulb warnings.

You will need this device. I have also seen- SOMEHWERE in my browsings, a DIY on this thing. Its possible to build with parts from RadioShack.

doeboy 07-26-2005 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iove75
Where can i go to find those? I hope to replace my dome lights in my cars as those seem to drain the battery or so says my voltmeter in my radar detector...

Your radar detector has a voltmeter?

BlackE53_4.4 07-26-2005 10:23 AM

Yes. the Escort Solo S2(cordless) does. When you use the optional powercord it will show your cars voltage when you push the Mute button.


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