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Old 02-01-2014, 07:18 AM
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Aftermarket LED tail light question??

I purchased a pair of SPyder Auto smoked tail lights for my 2011 F250. They look great, are very bright, and were very easy to install. Only issue I have is that when activating the turn signal or brake light it is very hard to tell the difference between them and the running light. Tried installing a 1K 1/2w 5%CF resistor, but when doing this the light no long worked. Do I need a different resistor or is there something completly different that I need to do? Appreciate anyones input on this.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:48 PM
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so I guess you were trying to dim the running lights with the resistors? you might can find some sort of inline dimmer for leds online somewhere.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:57 PM
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Yes that is correct I was attempting to dim the running lights. I did end up just going with a smaller resistor and that seemed to do the trick. However my next project is the headlights. I have the spyder auto smoked head lights and want to run HIDs in them. I currently have Hids in my factory lights and plan on using all the same harnesses and ballasts in the low beam of the Spyders. My question/problem now is running the wiring for the high beam HID, being that the truck side and spyder side is only a single plug this will not allow the wiring of two seperate ballast for the two seperate lights. My thought on this is to cut the plug on the truck side and spyder side and make them into two seperate plugs (one for the lows and one for the highs) there fore allowing me to wire both with HID kits. If this works my next dilema is having the lows and fogs remain on when activating the highs. I have read about the brite box route, but a bit pricey and not sure if that would work after I modify the factory plugs. Yes I know there are laws about the number of lights being on at one time, but when I use my high beams it is on back roads that are not heavily traveled very dark, lots of wildlife and of course when there is on coming traffic I switch the highs off anyways. Anyone have and experience or input on the matter.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:25 PM
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What kind of resistor did you use and how did you install it? I have the same issues w/ my recons that the difference in brightness of the running is too close to the brake and turn, which has been driving me nuts! Thanks!!
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