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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Changing map lights to LED's

Been trying to change my map lights to LED's but I have an issue. When I replace the regular 194 bulbs with a LED 194 bulb the light still stays somewhat illuminated when the rest of the lights go off. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the dimmer and the LED's or something but the back dome light doesn't have an issue like this at all. Any suggestions/ideas?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 07:09 PM
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You need a resistor if it bothers you. Mine does the same thing, but they dont bother me so I let them be. Its just something with the leds.

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LEDs have super low resistance compared to the stock halogen bulbs. The small amount of current running through the system is enough to dimly lite the LEDs but not the stock halogen bulb. As mentioned you need to add a resistor.

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