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Old July 24th, 2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Well I just ordered some led tail lights for the Jeep, the 6" oval kind. Has anyone installed these yet? Will I need the resistor on the wires?

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Old July 25th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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Old July 25th, 2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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If your talking about the turn signals being inop then yes there needs to be resistance in the circuit. I have also seen electronic flasher relays that dont use current draw to activate.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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I'm assuming the resistor will be the easier of the two to install. I'll check out Radio Shack

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I did not need a resistor in my yj to run 6" round LEDs in the rear. There is still resistance from the front bulbs.
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http://www.stu-offroad.com/electrical/led1/led-3.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13107_420.htm

I used the one from quadratec it works good and easy to install
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All you need is electronic flashers. Like 5-10 $ each at any autoparts store. Takes less than a min to install
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I used a hazzard flasher can instead of the normal turn signal can in mine the hazzard one must be made to work on alot less voltage for when the battery gets weak from them being on for extended periods . I have had no issues with it plugged right in , in place of normal blinker can . Its already in your fuse panel so free too try real quick to see if it works for you .
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Thanks for the advice gentleman. Anyone have any issues with the evaporation unit behind the passenger side rear quarter panel getting in the way?

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Please humor an old man that understands mechanical issues, but not electrical. I had someone give me a set of LED trailer lights for my M-416 trailer. Several people told me that I would have to run a resistor when using it behind my CJ5. Not putting much stock in this, I installed them and they work fine. Turn signals, running lights, brake lights, and side lights are all fine. Is this because, like Wilinsonlevi said "THere is still resistance from the front bulbs", or in my case the bulbs on my Jeep?
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Please humor an old man that understands mechanical issues, but not electrical. I had someone give me a set of LED trailer lights for my M-416 trailer. Several people told me that I would have to run a resistor when using it behind my CJ5. Not putting much stock in this, I installed them and they work fine. Turn signals, running lights, brake lights, and side lights are all fine. Is this because, like Wilinsonlevi said "THere is still resistance from the front bulbs", or in my case the bulbs on my Jeep?
yes, the jeep has plenty of resistance.
the leds put on almost no load to operate.
the leds will last a long time, and are very bright.

the only downfall to leds i can find is they wont generate enough heat to melt snow off them. regular bulbs will generate enough heat to melt some snow.
running in the winter you gotta keep them cleaned off.
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Any advice on the evaporation unit on the passenger side? Will it get in the way of installing these?

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Old July 28th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #14
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Thought you guys might be interested in the out come. The wiring was a little bit of a bitch, but it all turned out in the end. Turns out I didn't need to move the evaporation unit behind the passenger side quarter panel. The leds from www.superbrightleds.com fit perfectly. Just barely fit without moving everything. I ordered the modified flasher relay to stop the fast blinking, and that should be in next week. Should be able to live with it till then

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