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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

Great thread! I have converted my exterior lights to LED, but am having a problem with the 3157 burning out (especially the running light part). I am thinking that it may be the cheap eBay lights I have been buying, so I put the regular 3157 bulbs in for now. Hate to get stopped for something stupid! Andyone know anything about the "LED Protectors" that have been online? They seem to go in series with the ground wire and the blub/bulb cluster...
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

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Great thread! I have converted my exterior lights to LED, but am having a problem with the 3157 burning out (especially the running light part). I am thinking that it may be the cheap eBay lights I have been buying, so I put the regular 3157 bulbs in for now. Hate to get stopped for something stupid! Andyone know anything about the "LED Protectors" that have been online? They seem to go in series with the ground wire and the blub/bulb cluster...
Did you wire up resistors to the #3157 LED's?
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

Sure did. In fact, there are THREE 6 ohm, 50W resistors in each of my taillight bays. Gotta figure a way to secure them, as they keep hitting metal when I start/stop/turn! The backup and turn indicators are fine, never any issues, but the running/brake lights keep going out, as do the license plate lights (no resistors there, no space!)
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

I don't know, that's quite weird. I have the same problems with my license plate LED's going burning out after a while. One side seems to pulsate lol, I don't know what's up with that. Maybe the LED's are getting too much power and burning out or maybe you're using an inferior quality one. Did you try one of the manufacturers mentioned earlier in the guide?
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

EXACTLY the same problem I am having with my license plate lights. The "LED protector I spoke of is here: http://superlumination.com/images/au...otector_wm.jpg
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

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EXACTLY the same problem I am having with my license plate lights. The "LED protector I spoke of is here: http://superlumination.com/images/au...otector_wm.jpg
I've never used one of those before but it looks like it hooks up just like a resistor. When I mentioned mine pulsates, it did that after a while of use. One side had burnt out and the other started that pulsating s***.

What particular LED did you use for the License plate?

I used this one: (They redesigned it recently with that heatsink on the back of it that makes a half circle. Before it use to be completely flat so I'm not sure it would fit.)

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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

My load resistors are wired across the LED, as if it were another buld. That is the way everything I have seen said to do it. Made no sense to me, but it does keep things from flashing fast! My personal thoughts, from over 40 years in electronics, is that it should be in series with the lights, so it cuts down on the current going through the LEDs, yet loads it up enough to make the car think it is regular bulbs. When it warms up, I may try that on my tail lights to see if my theory is right. Too damn cold outside right now!
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

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My load resistors are wired across the LED, as if it were another buld. That is the way everything I have seen said to do it. Made no sense to me, but it does keep things from flashing fast! My personal thoughts, from over 40 years in electronics, is that it should be in series with the lights, so it cuts down on the current going through the LEDs, yet loads it up enough to make the car think it is regular bulbs. When it warms up, I may try that on my tail lights to see if my theory is right. Too damn cold outside right now!
That's exactly what LED resistors are for, to trick the system that they're regular bulbs and not to hyper flash because the minimum power requirement isn't being met.

You could always buy some LED tails off of Ebay. Many users like the Eagle Eye tails that came out last year.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-00-01-02-...item20bd05eccd
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

OK so my impatient ass got some cheap ass bulbs, which were the right size, yay! But a minor problem ensued...

This is what I ended up with;



Some areas are pretty damn dull. I don't think it's something I've done, as they just pop in and out.
I've ordered some more powerful bulbs, that are much better quality. We'll see how this turns out.
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If you could get some that would better spread the light you would be set.
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If you could get some that would better spread the light you would be set.
Yeah that's what I was thinking. Just ordered the brighter ones, so hopefully this time...
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