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Old 07-26-2012, 11:31 PM
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I bought some wedge base LED bulbs to go in the map lights, and on this car, when the lights are on, the voltage is 12v, but when you turn them off, the voltage only drops to 8v instead of 0v like it should. So the lights go from bright(normal) to dim, which drains the battery. What can I do to fix this? I thought about a resistor but I'm not sure. I need help quick.
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the LEDs are not the problem.

put regular bulbs back in and troubleshoot the system
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Why do you say that? It's factory lights. Why would there be an issue in the system? If going from 12v to 8v works with incandescent bulbs, there's no reason for the manufacturer to not use that system. This is a FORD by the way.
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Bump. Anyone else ?
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Seems to be a common issue when replacing with leds.
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Ik. I need a solution.
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If it's not cutting the circuit unless they have some super fancy BS bulbs in there they will always be on.......


It's probably a fading circuit and it's not seeing the bulbs because they are LED and it's getting hung?



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Why do you say that? It's factory lights. Why would there be an issue in the system? If going from 12v to 8v works with incandescent bulbs, there's no reason for the manufacturer to not use that system. This is a FORD by the way.
There's your problem


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Try a resistor in parallel with the led,maybe a 1K.
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Not my car. And yes I know. Chevy FTW.

Here's a wiring diagram I found for the whole overhead console assembly:




I thought about cutting the green/yellow to see what would happen but I'm afraid they wouldnt come on with the door open/close. Plus it's not my car so I don't want to start hacking stuff up.

This thread has a lot of information but I can't figure out how to put it to use.

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ome-light.html
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