Originally Posted by kgb
Didnt have the time today to shop around for the LEDs but tomorrow I hope I can gather the info...and see what I can do...
Will keep the thread updated
I am one step ahead on this one kgb!!
I've already bought LEDs for all rear bulbs and the two front (small ones), and I am actually working on this project at the moment!!
First of all, when you put the LED clusters, you will get messages from the car computer of blown bulbs. A solution to this, as you mentioned, is to buy special resistors (I've also got them) to put in parallel with every bulb.
- Fog and rear light will not work at all (even when the resistors are added)
- You can't add a resistor at the small red light
- These resistors are 50 Watts of power and get extremelly hot. Special care needs to be taken, concerning installation (You have to install them somewhere safe)
- You will get more power consumption. LEDs' advantage is low power. When you add the Resistors you lose that.
- LEDs are very nice, but not so bright at daylight
To sum up, only indicators were working with no problems..
These are not assumptions, I've been working on this for about 3 weeks..
So, I ended up with 8 LED bulbs and resistors...
Since I didn't manage to fully succeed, I have two options now:
- I am going to abandon the whole project..or
- I am going to put in parallel with the LEDs normal bulbs, hidden somewhere inside the car..(as resistors didn't fully do their job). Actually I am trying this tomorrow.
I bought 25 led bulbs (very bright with side radial LEDs to light the entire cluster).
Links to follow (for the products I got):
And the resistors:
The shop was fast and the bulbs very good quality..
If anyone has managed something different, let us know!