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      Yesterday, 05:46 PM   #397
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Ditched the halogens and Installed LED Park Lamps, DRLs, Lows, Fogs, and Reverse Lamps today...
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Looks sharp! Could you list what products did you use and did you have to do anything else (i.e. Programming) upon installation.
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Looks sharp! Could you list what products did you use and did you have to do anything else (i.e. Programming) upon installation.
First, an update. For some reason one of the Low Beams just stopped working; it's for sure a bulb defect because I've checked the connections and the other LED and the halogens all work in that plug. So I'll be returning it and ordering a different set that was rated much higher on Amazon that I noted below.

I have not yet done any coding since I haven't had time to find where I put my wifi OBD unit, but will probably be doing the checks and bulb types when I do find it. No OBD errors after a 30-40 minute drive with the lights and fogs on, except for the burnt out low beam that seems to be a broken bulb and not a coding issue. Can't say if there's any flickering from warm checks, however--anyone know if warm checks without coding would result in errors? I haven't seen any--yet.

Here are the bulbs I used (a mix of eBay and Amazon purchases based on the various threads and blogs I've read):

Low Beams
Originally purchased these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

As I mentioned above, one of the bulbs stopped working so I've ordered these which have far better reviews anyway:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fog Lamps
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Park Lamps and DRLs
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Canbus-H...72.m2749.l2649

(this links to the "amber" set but I have the white) https://www.ebay.com/itm/PWY24W-SAMS...72.m2749.l2649

Reverse Lamps
https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-X-Super-W...72.m2749.l2649
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There are three separate reasons for coding. One is to eliminate warnings of burnt out bulbs because the system doesn't detect the LED as being a bulb. The next is to prevent the lamps from blinking every few minutes. You won't know it's happening because you can't see the lights when you're driving. Everyone else will. The last is to change the voltage supplied to the bulbs from a pulsed DC to a constant DC by coding them 'is LED'. If you don't it will cause hyper flashing with some LEDs.
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It's above and to the left of your left knee. If it was a snake it would have bit you every time you got into the car.
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There are three separate reasons for coding. One is to eliminate warnings of burnt out bulbs because the system doesn't detect the LED as being a bulb. The next is to prevent the lamps from blinking every few minutes. You won't know it's happening because you can't see the lights when you're driving. Everyone else will. The last is to change the voltage supplied to the bulbs from a pulsed DC to a constant DC by coding them 'is LED'. If you don't it will cause hyper flashing with some LEDs.
It's above and to the left of your left knee. If it was a snake it would have bit you every time you got into the car.
Thanks for explaining--I'll be coding for sure then. As for what I meant when I didn't have time to find my OBD unit, I meant the actual wifi OBD unit I purchased online to do the coding via app; sometimes being too organized works against you and you actually have a harder time finding where you kept things.
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I keep mine in the small compartment on the lower left of the dashboard. That way I know where it is when I need it, which just happens to be less than a foot away from the port.
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I keep mine in the small compartment on the lower left of the dashboard. That way I know where it is when I need it, which just happens to be less than a foot away from the port.
Good idea—I think I'll do just that. I found the unit earlier and did the coding; was incredibly easy. Now I just need to receive the new low beams and code them as well.
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