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LED Bulbs??

I found a great source for LED bulbs. I just replaced my parking light bulbs 194's for $1.99 a pair... A PAIR!. Try these guys.
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I found a great source for LED bulbs. I just replaced my parking light bulbs 194's for $1.99 a pair... A PAIR!. Try these guys.
Okay, you will need to step me thru this. Do we need seperate 'bulbs' for the rear brake and turn lights or just one? Did you order the white or red LED 'bulb'? I am assuming since our lens cover is red, we need to order the white LED's, correct?

I also see they offer LED's for fog lights as well as DRL. Do you have any plans to try these out as well?
Thanks for the link!
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Changing turn signal bulbs to LED usually requires that ballast resistors be added to keep the BCM from thinking a bulb is burned out.

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Okay, you will need to step me thru this. Do we need seperate 'bulbs' for the rear brake and turn lights or just one? Did you order the white or red LED 'bulb'? I am assuming since our lens cover is red, we need to order the white LED's, correct?

I also see they offer LED's for fog lights as well as DRL. Do you have any plans to try these out as well?
Thanks for the link!
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I've replaced the DRL/parking lamps (194 bulb) and the turn signals, but not the brake, as that would require some type of relay since the lamp is both brake, turn and normal running lights. I would like to replace the brake bulbs, just not savvy enough when it comes to electrical items. As for the large DRL bulbs, I plan to order a pair though. Not sure they'd be bright enough for fog lights. I have yellow xenon fog lights and they do just fine.
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Sky_Pilot : I've replaced the DRL/parking lamps (194 bulb) and the turn signals, but not the brake, as that would require some type of relay since the lamp is both brake, turn and normal running lights. I would like to replace the brake bulbs, just not savvy enough when it comes to electrical items. As for the large DRL bulbs, I plan to order a pair though. Not sure they'd be bright enough for fog lights. I have yellow xenon fog lights and they do just fine.
The turn signals require that resistors be wired across the wires to simulate the load of an incandescent bulb. Relays are not used for this application.

The DRLs are the Low Beam headlights on my car. The other lights, in the upper outboard corners of the light pod, are the Parking Lights.

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The turn signals require that resistors be wired across the wires to simulate the load of an incandescent bulb. Relays are not used for this application.

The DRLs are the Low Beam headlights on my car. The other lights, in the upper outboard corners of the light pod, are the Parking Lights.
Thanks, JRinKY, for the turn signal info. Guess I won't be doing that anytime soon. I bought blue LEDs for the parking lamps. They look nice, but totally illegal here in Kalifornication, but I also bought a white set, which I keep in the Sky, so if I am stopped, I can change them out in a few seconds. You're correct on the DRLs being the low beams as well, hence my NOT changing them out.

Alright, I have to ask about your screen name, JR in KY, is that a jelly thing? Eeuwwwww!

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Sky_Pilot : ..... Alright, I have to ask about your screen name, JR in KY, is that a jelly thing? Eeuwwwww!
First, you shouldn't discount the utility of the jelly, but the KY in my name represents Kentucky, which is where I live.

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Parking Light Replacement Question

Ok, question...cannot seem to locate answer using the SEARCH bar. Tried every search phrase.

I want to replace the parking lamp bulb that sits above the low beam on the main headlight housing. I am reading that it is a 194. But which one? There are (7) on this website?

194 - 168 - 158 LED - 5K White LED - Forward Style

I want to make sure I get the right one. I assume it is this one...

5K WHITE HIGH POWER LICENSE PLATE MAP PARKING LED BULBS 194 168 158 | 1 PAIR

Bad thing is...it is out of stock.

Am I thinking correctly?

Thanks a bunch for any input given.

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The 194/168/158 bulbs all have the same 'W5W' wedge base and will work in the same socket. The numbers denote different bulb envelopes, wattages and hence light outputs though.

Probably any of the LED bulbs you see will work in that position, but probably none will give you as much light output as the 194 bulb you're replacing. Go forward with this only if you understand the tradeoffs you are making.

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JonH I recommend you red LED if you change your brake bulb.
Auto car maker product OEM (Hybrid Japanese car, brand new BMW, MB etc) LED system
choose red LED.
My SKY choose red LED of coarse.
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JRinKY or anyone else can you tell me where can I get the ballast resistors?
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Thank you @ tomatosoup!

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