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Old 11-01-2014, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by drh1701 View Post
Tried to replace what I thought was a burned out license plate bulb with an LED, come to find out that there is no power to the socket. Any suggestions on how to repair or even troubleshoot? Is there a wiring diagram available?
Did you try inserting the LED both ways? (reversing polarity)?
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 07BLACKGT View Post
Did you try inserting the LED both ways? (reversing polarity)?
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Verify no voltage with a plain ol OEM filament bulb or the like
before concluding on no voltage using the LED module...

What does your 12V test light say about no voltage?
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:44 PM
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I tried installing a Syvania Zevo LED light and when I turn the lights on, it stays on for about .25 seconds then it's like it is overloaded. Does anyone have recommendations on an LED bulb or kit that can take the stock power?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:35 PM
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I got mine from diode dynamics..works great..got the kit which had maps, trunk, and LP LEDs
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by underbird10 View Post
Doug,
I just did this over last weekend.

The "screws" are actually just plastic pins that spread the plastic snap holder to keep it in place. if you take a phillips screwdriver and turn the pin, without putting any pressure on it, it will begin to screw out of the holder. Once you can get a finger nail or a pick behind the head of the pin, it just pulls straight out.

With the pins removed, you can then pop out the light holder.

Of note, this bulb is a 194 style wedge bulb. I replaced mine with a 5 LED wedge bulb and it looks cool as hell.

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Several broken finger nails later, I still can't get the #!%%* thing out. Leave it to Ford engineers to design something like this.
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While unscrewing, pry downward on the fixture with a plastic tool, or flat screw-driver.

Originally Posted by Jeff Knobloch View Post
I tried installing a Syvania Zevo LED light and when I turn the lights on, it stays on for about .25 seconds then it's like it is overloaded. Does anyone have recommendations on an LED bulb or kit that can take the stock power?
Power from the vehicle has nothing do so with the LED over-heating; the LED is
the problem, and I bet it's not over-heating at all. If you go by that theory, the
incandescent bulb would also burn out. No, there is not enough current with LEDS,
so the SBJ doesn't see a light there, so it shuts it down. LEDs are like .5 watts
compared to the 7 watts the OE bulb uses. It's the CAN bus that's the problem.
The SBJ is looking for a 5-7 watt load, and it's not getting it from an LED, so it
shuts off.

I have an LED in my 3rd brake light, it NEVER shuts completely off, it will
glow at night. All the fixtures have this, that's how it detects bad bulbs. It's
just with the incandescent filament, the low current isn't enough to light it.
With an LED, it is... So, my center brake light is always on, just a very slight
glow at night. Day too, you just can't see it. When I wake the car up with
unlocking, or popping the trunk, it gets a little brighter.

Put a resister in parallel with the LED, and I bet it stays lit. You need one that
satisfies the load requirement. If I have to use a load resister, then I won't use
LEDs. The whole reason for using LEDs is lower power consumption. Putting
a load resister on, raises the current load, not what I want or prefer. So, if the
LED does not work when I plug it in, I am not going to use it. If it causes other
issues, when a load resister is required, then I won't use it, simple as that.
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