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Old 01-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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LED bulbs

I want to replace back up lights with LED bulbs would like to find some good ones that are cheaper than the ones AM has.

Tried to replace interior dome light with led but when installed they would not turn of instead would burn bright or very faint and it gave a security system malfunction warning any ideas what going on.

Do far no problems with the led I installed in trunk light and licens plate
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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hmmmm...got the 9 led bulbs off ebay for my dome light...work as they should...no issues. check eBay as well for your back up lights
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hmmmm...got the 9 led bulbs off ebay for my dome light...work as they should...no issues. check eBay as well for your back up lights
Amazon has a lot but hard to no which is best
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get only from american LED companies...the japanese stuff is sketchy...
BTW...you didnt out blue lights in the back did you...or just brighter white...
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No licens plate is white led

Trunk is blue led
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Can some one post a pic of there LED lights in there tail lights??

And maybe a link to where you purchased!!

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LED in tailights...? you mean back up lights right....
arent the 2010-12 LED's..? Like the 2013...
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2nd pic is with oem on left and LED on right
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In person they look way better they have the HID look to them and they are pretty bright and they sent me two extra by accident . Which will be my back up
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Incandescent is what came in 2011 for back up lights upgrading to led
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LED in tailights...? you mean back up lights right....
arent the 2010-12 LED's..? Like the 2013...
Yes! That's what I meant!

Thanks!

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2nd pic is with oem on left and LED on right
Looks Great!! Where did you purchase yours??
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eBay . You would need 4 bulbs total



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Don't worry, that ugly license plate frame has been removed. Lol. Any I'm sorry but Raxiom tails look soooooo much better then stock 10-14 tails. Sorry, just had to say it lol.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #14
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Oh, and I got mine from HID guy. I never buy anything off eBay. Maybe I'm just paranoid..
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Oh, and I got mine from HID guy. I never buy anything off eBay. Maybe I'm just paranoid..
You are... Paranoid. Lol
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2nd pic is with oem on left and LED on right
They look good. When looking at the difference, they are much brighter but my problem with Led's is that their coverage isn't better then incandescent. It's harder to see the area Led illuminates over the incandescent. I had Cree LED's as backups on my F150. They were brighter but when looking through my backup camera on my truck, I could barely tell they were on.
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Don't worry, that ugly license plate frame has been removed. Lol. Any I'm sorry but Raxiom tails look soooooo much better then stock 10-14 tails. Sorry, just had to say it lol.
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They look good. When looking at the difference, they are much brighter but my problem with Led's is that their coverage isn't better then incandescent. It's harder to see the area Led illuminates over the incandescent. I had Cree LED's as backups on my F150. They were brighter but when looking through my backup camera on my truck, I could barely tell they were on.
Ok, so Im looking for SMD LEDs... 12v? Seeing a lot of 194 & 168...is that what I want? Do the map light, lp light & trunk light all use the same bulb?
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Yeah, youre high.

Ok, so Im looking for SMD LEDs... 12v? Seeing a lot of 194 & 168...is that what I want? Do the map light, lp light & trunk light all use the same bulb?
The trunk light is different from the dome lights!

It snaps in sideways, I forget the bulb time but it is am elongated bulb that snaps in.

The done lights look like a regular light bulb but they just push in.
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LOL...something I wont have to worry about..it is all LED in the back..and the green plate lights
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I got all my led lights off eBay and I haven't had a single problem with them.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #21
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me too. now the upgraded for light bulbs in green (HID type) not so lucky....
there is an upgrade for these in LED..yes/no? how about in green (lol)

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Led in plate and trunk looking for back up tried changing one I. Interior dome it gave issues
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I got LED ones from a member off another forum. They have way more than 13 on them. IIRC they have 36 SMD on them(8 each side, 4 on end). And they light up the whole yard and the yard behind me when I back into the driveway. I really wanted it due to my windows being tinted.
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My LED side markers and LED licence plate just need back up for rear half lighting. LED trunk lighting also done
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My LED side markers and LED licence plate just need back up for rear half lighting. LED trunk lighting also done
Could u tell a big difference in the side marker lights? I'm thinking about them just not sure if you can tell they have changed to led
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Could u tell a big difference in the side marker lights? I'm thinking about them just not sure if you can tell they have changed to led
The plate light yes a huge difference. The side marks not so much. I changed the housing on the front marker lights to a black housing with a clean lens with the led in it and I love the way she looks now
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Looks good. I did the plate light as well . I just wasn't sure if the markers would be noticeable .
I like the red on mine bc it blends with the paint . But I got to say the clear looks clean on yours
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A simple rule to think about: if you buy cheap, you get cheap, and this will cost you more than if you just bought the good (and more expensive) in the first place.
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Iv bought cheap LEDs and never had a problem at all. Maybe luck
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So then are all the lights the same type of LED? (i.e. licenses plate, reverse, side marker, trunk light, etc.)
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So then are all the lights the same type of LED? (i.e. licenses plate, reverse, side marker, trunk light, etc.)
No they are all different sizes
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