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Question LED LIGHTS ??????? WHAT DO YOU NEED......

WHAT DO U NEED FOR THEM TO WORK RIGHT IN OUR TRUCK ? ANY-1 ELSE RUNNING LED LIGHTS, I HEARD U NEED A RESISTOR OF SOMETHING FOR THEM WOT WORK RIGHT ???

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Interior lights and the like led and hid wise need a ballast to make them work, I am in the process of buying the interior led's but have done Hid's before.

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LED draw very little current.
They need to have a resistor to limit the amount of current.
They are polarized so make sure you know which is pos and neg.
Some LED mfg are putting resistors in the package so you need to know.

Which led are you looking at?
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WHAT DO U NEED FOR THEM TO WORK RIGHT IN OUR TRUCK ? ANY-1 ELSE RUNNING LED LIGHTS, I HEARD U NEED A RESISTOR OF SOMETHING FOR THEM WOT WORK RIGHT ???
Most LED's are DC voltage and are in the 2-3 volt range.
Which means you will need to reduce the voltage down to meet the LED's requirements. Most people use a resistor. Thats all thats needed.
No Ballast no nothing. unless you get into some Hi-perf LEDs then theirs something known as and led driver but thats another story.

As far as what resistor. they will be notated with the led's you get.
and IF the resistor is not notated it will be based on the base voltage/desired voltage
then lookup a resistor calculator on the internet. most resistors can be bought right from radio sh?ck or similar
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i sould have been more clear well im looking to get my tail lights and reverse lights

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i sould have been more clear well im looking to get my tail lights and reverse lights
they make tail light led conversion kits for that.

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All you have to do is replace your turn signal flasher with an "Electronic" flasher and they will work fine!

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does any -1 sugest and websites or ebay members that sell leds that u recomend ? since im putting my rear lights im ganna do all my front ones as well since i'll replacing my head lights

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does any -1 sugest and websites or ebay members that sell leds that u recomend ? since im putting my rear lights im ganna do all my front ones as well since i'll replacing my head lights
not to be negative just trying to pass on my experience,
I purchased several LED direct replacement bulbs for my ride ....
they were so bad I never even used them. wasted $$ but I quickly learned to like my factory lights. your truck my be different since its a different year.
I would look for a recommendation from another user if i did it all over again
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its that the rear lens i got is all clear no red in it ..... so i think i need red leds in there so ppl can see me stop

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