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01-03-2014 09:13 PM
MANGOJK15 Love the Recon Tail Lights

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01-03-2014 07:02 AM
mavrk1181
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Originally Posted by mfresh2k2 View Post
Has anyone successfully installed a relay and had the hyper-flash problem resolved?

I've just installed LED taillight drop in bulbs on the Wrangler JK. They're supposed to be CANbus compliant by having heat sinks built in but not sure where the error in voltage is within the parking lights/ turn signals.


Link to the bulbs in question:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ed-tower/1263/

My theories : A. replace the front 2 signal/marker lights w LEDs (Cbus style,) making all pklights on the system LED and with properly installed resistors. Potentially regulating and flattening out the varying voltage between the harness?
Or, theory B., add an in line resistor to the taillights and further reduce the current in the parking light harness? I'm so close to figuring this out but stuck and I don't want a hyper-flashing signals...
I can deal with it bc they're so much brighter and sharper looking when switching intensities.
I did resistors on mine. Worked fine for a while, fixed the flash, but I'm having issues right now. Left one is acting up.
01-03-2014 07:00 AM
mavrk1181
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
Note: this comment was made before the release of the Trucklite Phase 7 LED headlights; it out-performs all previous Trucklite headlights by a wide margin.

Not properly.
If you need the light, and I fully understand the need, I'd mount an auxiliary light like a Rigid Dually in back.
Not true. I have led back up bulbs that work fine and are brighter than stock.
04-05-2013 10:32 AM
mfresh2k2 Has anyone successfully installed a relay and had the hyper-flash problem resolved?

I've just installed LED taillight drop in bulbs on the Wrangler JK. They're supposed to be CANbus compliant by having heat sinks built in but not sure where the error in voltage is within the parking lights/ turn signals.



Link to the bulbs in question:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ed-tower/1263/

My theories : A. replace the front 2 signal/marker lights w LEDs (Cbus style,) making all pklights on the system LED and with properly installed resistors. Potentially regulating and flattening out the varying voltage between the harness?
Or, theory B., add an in line resistor to the taillights and further reduce the current in the parking light harness? I'm so close to figuring this out but stuck and I don't want a hyper-flashing signals...
I can deal with it bc they're so much brighter and sharper looking when switching intensities.
09-09-2012 10:22 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
Nice LEDs from Truck-Lite but terrible performance in their automotive products.
Note: this comment was made before the release of the Trucklite Phase 7 LED headlights; it out-performs all previous Trucklite headlights by a wide margin.


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Originally Posted by tiotaco View Post
I want brighter backup lights--will LED bulbs work there?
Not properly.
If you need the light, and I fully understand the need, I'd mount an auxiliary light like a Rigid Dually in back.
09-09-2012 07:45 AM
tiotaco
LED for backup lights

I want brighter backup lights--will LED bulbs work there?
05-23-2012 02:27 PM
denisbaldwin I've got LED tail lights on my YJ. Love them. So much brighter than stock.
05-23-2012 01:54 PM
madelko
Cut Splice -

Cut, splice (BS) - for the prices they command $$$, at a minimun they should be plug-n-play. There must be a reason they want the owner to do the modification/addition rather selling a complete ready-to-use tail light.
05-23-2012 12:33 PM
Perdel Bought the 3157 LED Bulbs. Fit great but make turn signals hyper flash. Remedy would be to change turn signal relay. No part available. It seem 2011 - 2012 JK have a combined turn signal switch and relay assembly not upgradeable to LED. Can anyone confirm that this is true about combined switch.
06-16-2011 07:19 AM
OMNIMAN Hey guys, Sorry to bring up the past but allow me to throw this idea out to yall old timers. What if... you wired your LED's in to your stock light housing and left the factory bulb in the housing as well?
Could it not allow one to have the "bright pretty look" of LED's yet not have to worry about the quick flashing, resistors and legality?
Just an idea and I appreciate the feedback
01-25-2011 08:42 PM
DelRocini Can we start a Lamborghini door thread? How would you that work? It would probably work as good as the LEDs seem to work
01-25-2011 07:32 PM
JKashat I've had the Pilot LED Taillights since early last year, with no problems. I love them. The only thing I noticed is that when I remote start the Jeep the passenger side flickers before the lights actually blink and on occasion the (same) passenger side light will flicker when the tailgate is slammed. I think they look OEM but so much more modern and upscale. I wouln't trade them in for anything, unless they made them tinted. I know I can use Night Shades (or similar) but not interested in that. I wish Pilot also made LED turn signal and side markers in Amber color.
01-24-2011 02:20 PM
zaitcev The cue if LED lights have a chance to work is if the maker includes a replacement electronic blink relay. Normal relay uses heating of a bimetalic strip to create the blink, and thus it's sensitive to the load. No relay included, no deal.
01-23-2011 04:58 PM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by jeepjones View Post
Check out either Grote or Trucklite, they make some of the best LED's.
Nice LEDs from Truck-Lite but terrible performance in their automotive products.
01-21-2011 01:22 PM
AgtSunshine
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Originally Posted by Peloquin View Post
i do need to replace me keyhole on the door. it's super hard to turn, especially when it's cold out.
Powdered graphite or WD40 first.
01-21-2011 01:09 PM
Peloquin i just went back to the store, traded them for 2 new bulbs (OEM) and said to hell with it. after reading around the forums with the issues people are having, decided I don't need any more things to fix or keep up with. and hell no to lambo doors, lol. although, i do need to replace me keyhole on the door. it's super hard to turn, especially when it's cold out.
01-21-2011 04:42 AM
jeepjones
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Originally Posted by AgtSunshine View Post
If you're going to do LED tail lights, you might as well put Lambo doors on it too.
01-21-2011 04:40 AM
jeepjones Check out either Grote or Trucklite, they make some of the best LED's.
01-21-2011 04:18 AM
Hilldweller Here's a normal bulb that will work in your blinkers and wake up the narcoleptic Cadillac pilots that are closing on your six.
01-20-2011 04:34 PM
AgtSunshine If you're going to do LED tail lights, you might as well put Lambo doors on it too.
01-20-2011 02:55 PM
kik
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Originally Posted by Peloquin View Post
i've been looking into these, as i'm tired of the near misses everyday on the freeway. my commute in the morning is in the dark. figured my 1990 lights were just out of date for todays world, and i was driving around invisible to average drivers on the road. bought the street glow replacement bulbs for my factory housings. the tail light setting is only slightly brighter than the stock one, and the brake setting is actually slightly dimmer. at 30 bucks for 2 bulbs, they are going back to napa.
I'd stick with what you have. My 89 YJ didn't even come with a third brake light. After 22yrs. I haven't been a$$ ended yet. If they're going to hit you, having runway lights back there won't help. Upgrading your headlamps will better help you out there.
01-20-2011 02:34 PM
Peloquin i've been looking into these, as i'm tired of the near misses everyday on the freeway. my commute in the morning is in the dark. figured my 1990 lights were just out of date for todays world, and i was driving around invisible to average drivers on the road. bought the street glow replacement bulbs for my factory housings. the tail light setting is only slightly brighter than the stock one, and the brake setting is actually slightly dimmer. at 30 bucks for 2 bulbs, they are going back to napa.
11-10-2010 05:25 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by Bombero37A View Post
I'm gonna call Recon tomorrow and ask them.
I think you'd have better luck joining Candlepowerforums.com and asking/researching in the LED area of the forum, even in the automotive section.
I doubt that Recon has any true semiconductor engineers about the place.
11-09-2010 06:47 PM
Bombero37A I'm gonna call Recon tomorrow and ask them.
11-09-2010 03:00 PM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by Bombero37A View Post
Should I get the 50 watt resistor or the 25 watt resistor? It's for my front marker lights.
Resistors are measured in ohms...

I still think a capacitor would be safer. Don't ask me which one; it's been 20 years since I had a bench set up to do this crap. And the company that I work with sold it's semiconductor side 10 years ago so I don't have any engineers to pester for help.
11-09-2010 10:47 AM
wansfel Lower cost alternatives:
Search results for: 'led trailer lights'
11-09-2010 10:36 AM
Bombero37A Should I get the 50 watt resistor or the 25 watt resistor? It's for my front marker lights.
11-09-2010 10:33 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by Bombero37A View Post
Yeah that's what I gathered. Can I just leave it the way it is and have the turn signals blink fast? It doesn't bother me?
It's not illegal to blink fast if that's what you're asking.
Just looks doofy.

edit ---- and it's rendering the safety aspect of the fast-blink inoperative. Something to think about.
11-09-2010 10:32 AM
Bombero37A
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
Bill at Superbrightleds.com doesn't know enough about the JK...
Yeah that's what I gathered. Can I just leave it the way it is and have the turn signals blink fast? It doesn't bother me?
11-09-2010 10:30 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by Bombero37A View Post
I just spoke to the Bill at Superbrightleds.com and he suggested I use an LED Flasher module if possible. Does anyone know if the 2010 JK's have this? If so, what is the pin pattern?
Bill at Superbrightleds.com doesn't know enough about the JK...
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