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    Well the ATS doesn't have error reporting on any of the bulbs your wanting to replace. So no you don't need error correcting bulbs.

    The only bulbs that would need any type of resister would be the front turn signals.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by ewired View Post
    Well the ATS doesn't have error reporting on any of the bulbs your wanting to replace. So no you don't need error correcting bulbs.

    The only bulbs that would need any type of resister would be the front turn signals.
    Not picking an argument, ewired, but it does seem unlikely to me that if the headlights or brake lights were out that we would not get an error report. Also, I would think that the backup lights would also error report. I'm only going by what went on in my 2002 325 when these bulbs crapped out. What is your source of information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster
    Not picking an argument, ewired, but it does seem unlikely to me that if the headlights or brake lights were out that we would not get an error report. Also, I would think that the backup lights would also error report. I'm only going by what went on in my 2002 325 when these bulbs crapped out. What is your source of information?
    Experience with an ATS that's all. The only stock bulbs left in my car are the taillight's, VERT's upfront, headlamps, and small bulbs near door grabs and latches. All other have been replaced.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    Got the same inquiry here: Should one get can-bus reverse LEDs? Low voltage bulbs can falsely set off an error code. Can-bus bulbs are error setting free.

    Furthermore, I've been looking at 13-LED bulbs, can-bus, and the pricing range is wild: From around $2-3 to $20/bulb. How is one supposed to judge the bulbs' quality???
    I purchased all Canbus bulbs and have had no error or flashing issues. All of the bulbs I purchased are bright white (no blue). They ranged between $2-3 per bulb. I purchased them from various Hong Kong vendors on eBay and have not had any quality issues with any of the bulbs.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by JSD13 View Post
    Looking for 'after' installed pics.
    20131020_194146b.jpg

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    I purchased these for my reverse lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-SUPER-WHI...e9c5f1&vxp=mtr. Shipping was extremely fast.

    Super easy installation and they look great! They aren't too bright at all (not even close, really). They are just a little brighter than the incandescent bulbs they replaced... just a much nicer, whiter color. Very happy with how it turned out.
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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    I'm going for super bright back up lights (747 landing light bright if possible LoL) and barely legal plate lights.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Installed the exact bulbs danscrim used in his link, but am confused what to use for the two license plate bulbs. Can someone give me a lnk to their source so I don't get the wrong ones?

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by danscrim View Post
    I purchased these for my reverse lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-SUPER-WHI...e9c5f1&vxp=mtr. Shipping was extremely fast.

    Super easy installation and they look great! They aren't too bright at all (not even close, really). They are just a little brighter than the incandescent bulbs they replaced... just a much nicer, whiter color. Very happy with how it turned out.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    http://www.vleds.com/bulb/194-168-15...e-led/360.html

    I like the 5k Bulbs since they are pure white.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Sounds good to me JLGT. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by JLGT View Post
    http://www.vleds.com/bulb/194-168-15...e-led/360.html

    I like the 5k Bulbs since they are pure white.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    For those of you who have replaced your interior lights with LEDs, can you tell me how to remove the bezels of the front map lights and the rear seat lights. I cant get them off and I dont want to break anything. Thanks.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Trailblazer View Post
    For those of you who have replaced your interior lights with LEDs, can you tell me how to remove the bezels of the front map lights and the rear seat lights. I cant get them off and I dont want to break anything. Thanks.
    The map lights on the upper console is a little tricky since you have to remove the entire panel, which is held in place by strong metal clips. Pry the panel with a plastic tool enough to get your fingers in between and carefully pull down. Don't use excessive force as the panel will still be connected by wires.

    The rear lamps require you to remove the two screws that attach the handle.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by listrats View Post
    Thank you sir,

    How was the installation of the Backup lights?

    License plate lights are usually simple just a tab to pop off and bam..
    can someone show me which tab so i dont crack off any pieces? thanks in advance

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenzoz View Post
    can someone show me which tab so i dont crack off any pieces? thanks in advance
    If its anything like my CTS, you'll be able to push a flat head screwdriver or similar device right under the plastic cover of the license plate bulb and it pops off very easily. Just be careful. Open your trunk all the way so the bulb housings are eye level. It will make it easier to see what I mean.

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    Re: LED license plate and reverse lights

    EDIT: Never mind. It's right in the manual

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