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LED exterior lights, do I need a resistor?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by wcooperider3rd, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:57 AM
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    wcooperider3rd

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    Hey guys! Long time! So anyway, I've been busy with new stuff but lately I said the hell with it and bought the LED license plate lights (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NF9J8L8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_76QQAMNVDJJSSP6YPBH3?_encoding=UTF8) and since then, the compass and my Kenwood radio are in night mode, except when reverse lights are on. (With headlights on everything is how it should) but when I turn off the headlights, and engine on, the lights stay dimmed/ and my map is still night mode. If I'm just on battery power, the compass will switch, but the radio will not. Should I get a resistor? Of so, where should I splice it? Also all exterior lights are LED with the exception to headlights and fogs .
     
  2. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    Alot of them
    Resistors are used to eliminate hyperflashing on turn signals.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    IF all you did was install those plugin lights, I would suggest unpluging the new T10 plug and see if things go back to normal. IF the below instructions is what you used from your Amazon link, cannot see how that would cause your symtoms !

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  4. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    Might try going back to the old assys with a higher quality bulb like Sylvania Zevo type. First try your old bulbs again and then do the Sylvania next.
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    I replaced just my bulbs with led and had no problems.
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    Check your vector.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    For that I just installed a smart flasher
     
  8. Apr 5, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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    Hm. Will do!
     
  9. Apr 5, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    I just installed the exact plate lights. All systems go. Super bright tail now
     
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  10. Apr 5, 2021 at 7:57 PM
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    Do you have your tails and 3rd brake led as well? I have the XEVO lights for everything else in the back, except these.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2021 at 8:20 PM
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    Just the plate lights, and the El Cheezo third brake light.
     

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