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Old 11-27-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy LED Tail lights not working??????

Just purchased, LED tail lights for my car and the indicator on my gauge is on, telling me that the tail light are out. So i go and check the tail lights and they are working perfectly except that they flicker from time to time? Does any body know what's going on, or if i need something extra.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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where did you purchase them from? eBay or a respected place with only OEM parts?

btw, i think the light comes on if the sensor doesn't get the exact current or voltage reading or something. my mom was having a problem with her taillights in her E39, but it was because she replaced the taillight bulbs with shitty bulbs and it was causing a flux in the circuit.

that might not help, but hey, i tried.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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I purchased the lights from ebay. Seller sells oem quality products. According to him..... i checked his feedback and he had great feedback on the products he sold.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:39 PM   #4
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i think you need a resistor pack or capacitors or something. probably capacitors. makes more sense because you are now using LED's which draw less current. thats how the indicator system knows there is a problem with the lights, if they are dead, they draw less current.
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Yeah, I would think the electrical system would be different for the LED Tails than the originals.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:14 PM   #6
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Yeah I agree with the above. LED's draw so little current that the electrical system can't "see" them and thinks they are out. Resistors can fix that
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Double check your wiring to make sure they are tightly secured and hooked up correctly.

I think you are right, you do need something else...a wire or something to let the car know that it is LEDs that they are sensing.

Rooz knows more about this, he was considering LEDs or did get LEDs? . PM Rooz, he'll know.
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^^^ Yeah rooz got full LED's, They look good too: http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/e...-not-done.html
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I purchased the lights from ebay. Seller sells oem quality products. According to him..... i checked his feedback and he had great feedback on the products he sold.
what you got there are euro spec tails, trouble is our cars are US specs .... no matter how many resistor packs you throw on there they will not work/illuminate properly, sigh, if it only were really as simple as the "real experts" on ebay make out to be i too would be rolling in it.
the working version rooz got from me are available here:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=599798

BTW were these depo's or eagle eyes?
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