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What lights? and which need resistors?

Guys, I'm new to the JGC world and came from a RAM 1500 and I got spoiled as not a single light I replaced needed a resistor (inside or out).

I'm trying to get my duck's in a row before I pull the trigger on various mods and prefer not to do them twice.

My understanding is I need a resistor for the HID kit for the H11 low beam bulbs, so I will just order the kit from XD.

For the 30W Cree LED fog bulbs, do I need resistors or not?

Also, do any of the interior 194 lights (I counted 9) need resistors?

I know the tailight bulbs need resistors, but based on the Philips thread, people seem to be having issues with them burning out so I may hold off.

Heres what my definitive list is so far (please correct if I'm wrong):

High Beams: 9005 Headlight Bulbs (No Resistor Needed) Any recommendations on what will match the HID Kit?
Low Beams: H11 Xtreme HID Kits from Xenon Depot w/ Canbus Resistors
Fogs: 30W H11 Cree LED Foglight Bulbs (No Resistors Needed)
Interior: No Resistors Needed - 9x 194 Wedge for Glovebox (1), Grab Handles (2), Rear Life Gate (2), Underpanel (2), Overhead Console (2)
Visors:Putco LED 230003 (No Resistors Needed)
Taillamps:Philips 3157 w/ Resistors

Did I forget any? Thanks for your help.

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Re: What lights? and which need resistors?

I think you need canbus bulb in the hight beam because its being monitored.. im not 100% sure though.

this is what I bought, and will install them soon
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Re: What lights? and which need resistors?

For exterior brake/turn lamps go VLED V3 Triton or none at all. Hands down the best LED bulb setup available. I also have the VLED fog bulbs as well and they are great, no resistors required. The rear stop/turn will not hyperflash, but you will get bulb out warning on the dash screen unless you get the resistor. I made a thread about the VLED signals take a look at it.

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Re: What lights? and which need resistors?

If you have H11 low beams and 9005 high beams, sounds like you have a 2011-2013.

I have a 2012.

I went with the JW Speaker LED fog light replacements (replace the entire housing) and directly wired them up and there is no flickering.

I went with H11 LED bulbs for low beams and had to go with a resistor/capacitor unit to prevent flickering from the CANBUS system, you would need something similar for HIDs.

I used the Morimoto CANBUS adapter from V-LEDs. $30 with H11 plugs on each side (male and female so it plugs in-line).

For high beams I would discourage HIDs. If you use your head lights for the 'flash to pass' feature, you would put a lot of stress on the ballasts.

I went with Osram Night Breaker Unlimited 9005 bulbs from Power Bulbs (based in the UK, but they ship free to US).

Haven't touch the rear tail/brake lights yet, but am looking at the V3 system from V-LEDs. They sell a ballast/resistor option with the kit to make sure you don't have the 'fast-flash' issue.

Interior bulbs...
Make sure you get CANBUS bulbs.
I bought some inexpensive white 194 bulbs for the dome lights (front and above each side of the rear seat), they didn't work. Returned them.

I bought all of my interior LEDs from Autolumination site.
They have a pretty good selection of 194 equivalent LED bulbs.
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Re: What lights? and which need resistors?

Thanks for the awesome feedback. I should've stated, I have a 2015 JGC. I just picked it up a week ago.

As stated, I don't plan on doing HID's for the High Beams, I will use bulbs to match the brightness of the HID Kit for the low beam H11's which I know need resistors but has them in the HID drop in kit from XD.

For the interior I ordered 194's, though I didn't read elsewhere that they needed to be CANBUS, which would make sense, because I don't think you get an error for bulb out on interior lighting. I'm still trying to figure out what lights are in the mirror vanity lights.

I don't believe JW Speakers will work, but the CREE H11 30W seem to be a leading choice for the fogs.

I'll post up what I ordered and what worked once everything comes in and I get it in the car.

If anyone knows the bulb type for the vanity mirror lights, I'd appreciate it.
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