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Old 02-18-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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LED in tail lights question

Can you take out the bulbs in your rear tail lights and put in led ones without the rear light failure notification popping up on the sid?
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #2
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Taillights yes, brake lights no, but since one bulb on each doubles as a brake light and a taillight, the answer's more no than yes. I had to put a pretty hefty resistor on mine to keep the brake light failure message from coming up. If you have an electronics store nearby (Fry's, in my area), you can probably get big ceramic resistors pretty cheaply. I think they're about $2.00 at Fry's. LED bulb stores sell the same thing for several times as much.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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I think you can also modify one of the lighting relays to remove the error message or use a tech 2 to reprogram the resistance values for the warning message.
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