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Old 11-05-2015, 07:22 PM
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Share your set up: LED lights in stock housing

Hey guys I'm having an issue with the LED lights that I recently installed on my 2008 GC. I purchased LED lights for my front turn signals/DRLs and the brake/rear turn signal still using the stock heal lamps and tail lamps. First I installed the LEDs in the head lamps and as expected the lights would hyper flash when the turn signals were on, and when they were "off" one of the lights would stay illuminated for whatever reason. Having the hyper flash issue with my 2001 GC I immediately installed 50W 6ohm load resistors to fix the problem, but oddly enough they didn't work so I put the old sock lights back in.

Then I tried the back lights... Once again I installed the LED lights for the brakes/rear turn signal with the 50W 6ohm resistor and still got a hyper flash. This time however I could not go back to the stock lights. They will not turn on when I plug them in and now the license plate lights do not turn on either. Could it be that the resistors blew a fuse since the license plate lights do not turn on either? The LEDs themselves are VERY low which makes me nervous driving at night and only one of the lights actually brightens up when I hit the brakes...

I know others must have installed LEDs into the stock lamps successfully. Can you please share your set up with me. I'd like to get this issue fixed as soon a possible so I can feel more comfortable on the road at night. I never ran into this issue in my 2001 GC. Once I installed the resistors everything worked perfectly and not being able to revert back to the stock taillight bulbs is really confusing.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Share your set up: LED lights in stock housing

yeah you blew a fuse. DO NOT TRUST THE FUSE BOX COVER to find the fuse....they are never correct......use the owners manual.


1. on the rear a 3157 CK BULB is mandatory. a quick google can help with the difference. CK mandatory. also on rear, 6 ohm resistor will work. one on each side. if you get a solid lamp with the CK type bulb turn it around. some are polarity specific. Also, for the rear since the housing is RED a RED LED is required to make the best light.

2. front has the extra bulb in the corner hence a '2 bulb' system and will require a 3 ohm resistor.

3. if you didnt buy the brightest LEDs available they will not be as bright as the incandescent bulb. you need to buy QUALITY hi output from the likes of Xenon Depot. if you bought some ebay specials ........ good luck.
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yeah you blew a fuse. DO NOT TRUST THE FUSE BOX COVER to find the fuse....they are never correct......use the owners manual.


1. on the rear a 3157 CK BULB is mandatory. a quick google can help with the difference. CK mandatory. also on rear, 6 ohm resistor will work. one on each side. if you get a solid lamp with the CK type bulb turn it around. some are polarity specific. Also, for the rear since the housing is RED a RED LED is required to make the best light.

2. front has the extra bulb in the corner hence a '2 bulb' system and will require a 3 ohm resistor.

3. if you didnt buy the brightest LEDs available they will not be as bright as the incandescent bulb. you need to buy QUALITY hi output from the likes of Xenon Depot. if you bought some ebay specials ........ good luck.
Thanks for the reply. This is what I needed to hear. I was using standard (non CK) 3157 bulbs in my rear taillights which would explains why I blew a fuse. I had no clue about CK vs non CK, so thanks! I'll change the lights before I change the fuse.


One more question @robpp: I see the second front turn signal light bulb. I haven't actually changed this one out. Do you know what size LED will fit in place of the stock bulb? I'll order it along with the 3ohm resistor.
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thanks for the reply. This is what i needed to hear. I was using standard (non ck) 3157 bulbs in my rear taillights which would explains why i blew a fuse. I had no clue about ck vs non ck, so thanks! I'll change the lights before i change the fuse.


One more question @robpp: I see the second front turn signal light bulb. I haven't actually changed this one out. Do you know what size led will fit in place of the stock bulb? I'll order it along with the 3ohm resistor.
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it can be reached from the fender well. if you can jack the side up a bit you can do it with the wheel in place. use a jackstand though. or something if you put your arm up in there.
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Yep it's tight but can be done like Rob said.
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Yep it's tight but can be done like Rob said.

Gotcha. Thanks guys
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Re: Share your set up: LED lights in stock housing

I found which fuses blew out. There were two actually. The left and right park lamps. They are located at position 8 and position 10 in the fuse box under the hood and right behind the battery (if you're standing facing the right bumper). I'll post some pics.

If you no longer have the WK owners manual here are a list of the fuses, their function and their location.

Now my taillights, and license plate lights are working normally (I'm using the normal halogen bulbs in the taillights for the moment and for the license plates lights I'm using LEDs).
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yeah you blew a fuse. DO NOT TRUST THE FUSE BOX COVER to find the fuse....they are never correct......use the owners manual.


1. on the rear a 3157 CK BULB is mandatory. a quick google can help with the difference. CK mandatory. also on rear, 6 ohm resistor will work. one on each side. if you get a solid lamp with the CK type bulb turn it around. some are polarity specific. Also, for the rear since the housing is RED a RED LED is required to make the best light.

2. front has the extra bulb in the corner hence a '2 bulb' system and will require a 3 ohm resistor.

3. if you didnt buy the brightest LEDs available they will not be as bright as the incandescent bulb. you need to buy QUALITY hi output from the likes of Xenon Depot. if you bought some ebay specials ........ good luck.
I have the CK LEDs, but there is an issue. Now that I fixed the blown fuses the LEDs light up when they are plugged in, so the taillight function works. The new issue is that now they are not blinking when I use the directional signals. I tried turning the lights around and then placing them back in the socket, but then they did not turn on at all. So I'm wondering if there is an issue with the 6ohm load resistors that I installed in the back....

The 3ohm resistors for the front lights should be in this week so I'll give an update on the front lights once they arrive.
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Re: Share your set up: LED lights in stock housing

have you fixed this?

you can TRY the 3 ohm on the rear too if still having an issue?

If you need more resistors let me know I have some cheap.
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A different resistor is needed less resistance more current, faster flashing,
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Re: Share your set up: LED lights in stock housing

You will not need a resistor as the light you are highlighting is a marker light correct me if I am wrong but I don't think these flash with the turn signals.
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