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LED Dome Lights

I just installed some LED Dome lights in my 2008 CC and they stay on all the time. When all doors are closed they stay on ever so faintly. Now when doors are open they are VERY Bright. Do I need to get a different style of bulb for them? I am concerned about battery drain issues.
These are ebay bulbs so if there is a kind that I need to get please post a link.
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They will eventually go off. Mine do the same thing


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Are you referring to the dome light in general? Mine go out but are very dim all the time even while driving. I am more concerned with it after its not running due to battery drain
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psshh LEDs won't drain the battery after a year.
Did you get the same bulb number?


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No it will completely go out after so long. I have less also and mine do the same thing. Very dim always but after X amount of mins with the key out it will turn off completely.


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Thank you, I will take a look today. Does anyone else have any of these same experiences? The lights will stay on (dim) while driving too!
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It's because LEDs operate on a VERY, VERY, VERY small amount of electricity. Some light up just from static electricity.
The reason you didn't notice it with bulbs is bc bulbs will not light with a small charge like LEDs will.

When you turn off the light, there is still a small charge in the wiring system from the relay to the bulb. Since LEDs draw so little power, it will take a while for it to drain the charge in the wiring.

SO no, your batteries will not die. You could leave the light on for a week and it wouldn't drain 2 12v batteries

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Yeah I have the ebay leds and they light up a small amount while driving. But like I said after a period of time after the key is offit will completely go off


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So are there any manufacturers of direct fit LED bulbs that have resistors or something already installed to prevent the lights from being on all the time? I know LED doesn't create much heat but this can't be good for the longevity of the bulb.
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I experienced the same thing so I just removed them and paid the extra coin for a set from recon for my center bulbs and used ebay ones for my switched bulbs.
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