2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Destroying Led's in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I have swaped out all of the bulbs on my V and I seem to be burning out the Driver ...
Destroying Led's I have swaped out all of the bulbs on my V and I seem to be burning out the Driver side tail lights (only half of the led will light up when i supply 12 v)
I dont have any problems when I install a glass bulb
Re: Destroying Led's Try installing a resistor. LEDs draw less current and it may be the system thinks a bulb is out. You can find resistors all over the place, but I bought mine from V-LEDS. Re: Destroying Led's How do you like them btw? (other than the burning out of course)
Riverside is my hometown, I'm curious how they look. Re: Destroying Led's I have a resistor on my turn signal and that got destroyed as well....Plus its only happening on one side of the car. Re: Destroying Led's I havent had any issues with my LEDs, i installed them on the brake lights/ runnin lights as well as reverse..Not to mention the License place and side markers as well...
I havent had any failures as of yet...
Check the fuses, and the voltage comin off that line, you may have a spike causing them to burn out. Re: Destroying Led's
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Its getting the right voltage (that was the first thing i checked) i've thought of changing out the fuse to a smaller one and see if that has an affect (its starting to get a bit of $$) Re: Destroying Led's You guys with the L E D's. Does your turn signal flash at a different rate ? & I thought a different relay was necessary.
Since, amps = volts/resistance and L E D s have less resistance, would not there be an amperage increase with 12v applied causing the burn out problem?
What is the wattage of the L E D. Volts X Amps = Watts Re: Destroying Led's The fuse isn't the issue. You need the proper current limiting resistor to protect teh LEDs.
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CC Re: Destroying Led's I have one on the flasher and it did the same thing