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Tested LED License Plate Resistors.

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A few months back, I installed some interior LEDs and also changed out the Reverse and License plate lights.

I of course had error messages, one at start up for the license plates, and one when I put it in reverse for those corresponding lights.

I dealth with it for a little while, and decided to experiment a little bit.

I picked up some 194 resistors from Amazon (two of them.)

I had read previously that we only needed one per circuit. I tried the resistor on the left, and immediately had an error on start up. I then moved the resistor to the right, and immediately had an error on start up.

I shrugged, and installed resistors on both license plate lights. I turned the Cherokee on, and no errors!

Everything was good for about two weeks. Now, when ESS turns the engine back on, the License Plate Light error shows up. To me, this is more annoying than just reading it once when the Cherokee comes on.

Total, they cost me $15. So, I'm not really out anything. I'm unsure if I'm going to try other resistors, or just deal with the error.
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What a pain in the rear...With the amount of LED lighting we have from factory, why not go LED across the board and be done with it.
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What a pain in the rear...With the amount of LED lighting we have from factory, why not go LED across the board and be done with it.
Exactly. I was excited that it was potentially working. I may move them to the reverse lights to see if they help there.

I thought this info would help the other members with LED's and errors.

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Do you get an error on startup using both resistors? Other members on this forum had error messages after a few days. How is your first start up doing?

Perhaps this would be a good solution for those of us without ESS

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Do you get an error on startup using both resistors? Other members on this forum had error messages after a few days. How is your first start up doing?

Perhaps this would be a good solution for those of us without ESS
I'm two weeks in, and still zero errors at start up. The only errors I'm getting are occasionally with ESS.

If someone doesn't have ESS, this should be the thing for them.

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Will you be kind to give the amazon page for this resistor. thanks
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Added this small license plate lightbar and tapped it into the platelights. No error lights or messages since installing.
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Added this small license plate lightbar and tapped it into the platelights. No error lights or messages since installing.
can u give us a step by step on how to tap the lights? the no error thing would be a life saver
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The mini license plate light came with ground wire and hot wire and it had a built in resistor. Ran the wiring through the existing light bulb aera and tapped into one of the lights. Both bulbs still work but the bar puts out so much light you won't be able to tell. All and all took about 30 to 45 mins.
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