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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

Here we go.
One Philips bulb doesn't work anymore only after ~ 2 weeks. It's glowing red but doesn't light up, just a faint red glow only noticeable when looking straight on the LED itself. Verified it's the bulb by swapping sides...
Will contact Xenon Depot but not happy, I did not replace incandescent bulb for this plus there is no bulb-out warning anymore due to the ballast...

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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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Here we go.
One Philips bulb doesn't work anymore only after ~ 2 weeks. It's glowing red but doesn't light up, just a faint red glow only noticeable when looking straight on the LED itself. Verified it's the bulb by swapping sides...
Will contact Xenon Depot but not happy, I did not replace incandescent bulb for this plus there is no bulb-out warning anymore due to the ballast...
Time for some VLED V3 Tritons my friend
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:20 PM
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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Time for some VLED V3 Tritons my friend
Nope, too expensive, took 10min for the original bulbs to be back in where they used to, at least I get a bulb out warning should the bulb fail in a couple years... :-)
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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Nope, too expensive, took 10min for the original bulbs to be back in where they used to, at least I get a bulb out warning should the bulb fail in a couple years... :-)
Ehh I guess. 100 bucks for a pair of quality LED lights on a vehicle you probably spent 40 plus on. As far as the bulb out yeah you are correct I won't get that, but I pay too much attention to my car and would notice a bulb out on my own. Heck, I unlock my car manually just so I can see the VLED's flash :-)
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:07 PM
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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Ehh I guess. 100 bucks for a pair of quality LED lights on a vehicle you probably spent 40 plus on. As far as the bulb out yeah you are correct I won't get that, but I pay too much attention to my car and would notice a bulb out on my own. Heck, I unlock my car manually just so I can see the VLED's flash :-)
It all depends. First time the wife came and said somebody pointed out the light not working?!
I'd like to find out what's wrong with that Phillips bulb, maybe they either last only a week or forever??
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:37 PM
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

Xenondepot sent Philips warranty registration form, 12 years warranty.
That's all they do for a customer. To be honest, if a product they sell fails after 2 weeks I'm expecting the seller to send replacement. Oh well...
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

I did the install recently. Here are some install pics and a short video comparing phillips led vs stock.

Phillips canbus resistor


Resistor gets hot. Covered with supplied heat wrap


Connected resistor by splicing into existing harness


Done with wiring. Tidy up with supplied zip ties.


Use 3M auto double sided tape to mount resistor. Unscrew torx screw under tailamp to access an area to mount onto body frame under tail-lamp.
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

Here's the video of the final product. Left (Phillips LED), Right (OEM Bulb).
I would say the Phillips LED is slightly brighter than stock and gives that "instant-ON" look. Def. appears street legal.

I will give an update on this a month from now to see how the LEDs/resistors are holding up.

Cheers

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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

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I did the install recently. Here are some install pics and a short video comparing phillips led vs stock.

Phillips canbus resistor


Resistor gets hot. Covered with supplied heat wrap


Connected resistor by splicing into existing harness


Done with wiring. Tidy up with supplied zip ties.


Use 3M auto double sided tape to mount resistor. Unscrew torx screw under tailamp to access an area to mount onto body frame under tail-lamp.
That's how I did it with only one difference.
Spliced into harness not so close to the taillight connector but removed some of black splicing tape to splice into the cable farther away and used splicing tape to seal everything.
Xenondepot said they'd issue a replacement bulb after I talked to Philips and Xenondepot needs to deal with warranty claims...a bit of a pain, curious as to when the bulb arrives...
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Here's the video of the final product. Left (Phillips LED), Right (OEM Bulb).
I would say the Phillips LED is slightly brighter than stock and gives that "instant-ON" look. Def. appears street legal.

I will give an update on this a month from now to see how the LEDs/resistors are holding up.

Cheers

I'd say impossible to judge from a video... When I installed them they did not appear brighter than the incandescent OEM bulb but instant On is nice.
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Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

Tallguy, if you are still having issues please contact us directly. The 3157 LED bulbs on the Grand Cherokee do require the canbus adapters to be installed to function properly. That's because of the canbus system in the vehicle and the fact the LED's draw less power. Often, a bad connection on the wire-tap will prevent them from functioning properly.

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Tallguy, if you are still having issues please contact us directly. The 3157 LED bulbs on the Grand Cherokee do require the canbus adapters to be installed to function properly. That's because of the canbus system in the vehicle and the fact the LED's draw less power. Often, a bad connection on the wire-tap will prevent them from functioning properly.

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John: Yes. Compliments to your website, easy to add the adapter/resistor to the 3157 LED.

One bulb lasted less than a week, you just issued a replacement bulb and I've installed it. Everything working OK. I'm hoping the LED's will last a while, 12 years warranty. If they keep failing this modification would not only be dangerous (no bulb out warning) and a major pain...
I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for the good service.
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