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post #11 of 102 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 01:24 AM
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Yup, that's all there is to it.

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Can I ask why people are even bothering to install an LED bulb for the license plate? Is it the colour you are after? Would a non-car person even notice the difference?

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As far as I'm aware:

1) Brighter
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one question, I know this will heat up some, is it to much to tape the resistor to the wires without melting the tape or the wires? would rather not having this resistor banging round in the liftgate I will be doing mine as soon as I get my resistor.

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For me its purely looks, has an upscale look to it. You arent gaining any efficiency due to using the resistor, though even without it the power savings arent going to help anything. They do offer longer life though.
Wont melt the wires, but without knowing the specific thermal resistance characteristics of the resistor chosen...I wont make a claim on melting the tape. With these higher wattage power resistors i would think it should a low value of C/W and the tape should be fine. You dont need to tape the resistor either, I was just lazy. You can also buy high temp tape if you want.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/T10-2825-W5W...e9786f&vxp=mtr. Anyone know if this would work without cutting the factory wires and getting a warning?
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Maybe...depends on what's in the "canbus decoder" though...extremely vague

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Yea that's what I was thinking if maybe there was some kind of resistor in there it would probably work but not worth the $ to take a gamble on it
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Some have tried the canbus error free LED bulbs and they haven't worked due to what I would imagine is the built in resistance being wrong for this application...so those might not have the correct value either...def a gamble
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From the looks of it I'm not even sure how those adapters would fit since the socket unscrews from the housing... I guess the rubber grommets on the adapter would fit into where the socket goes but they look kind of narrow.

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