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      01-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #133
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I'm having trouble finding a safe spot for the resistor on the passenger side. Unfortunately the area isn't as free as the driver's side. For the ones that did this mod, where did you place the resistor?
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So, what now?? Is it safe or no??
I just bought a resistor and it's suppose to arrive today..
Actually I'm wondering.. I did cut off my amber LEDs like a month back. Taped it pretty good.. Even chose a high heat rating electrical tape..
For several weeks I didn't have any lamp error displays but right around last week I just had one.. I checked all bulbs on my tail light. Viewed each one of them under a desk lamp just to really make sure.. And everything's fine.. I don't understand.. Everything on the headlight end is fine.. So, Help?
Nevermind.. It's my license plate led lamp..
Just finished it.. Yey..

I think I need the LED H8 bulbs because it's not that bright white.. Picture looks good though.. What do you guys think about the LED H8 bulbs? is it good?? THanks..


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      01-14-2010, 01:29 PM   #135
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Thanks for the pictures. Two things:
1. The resistor on the passenger side is right under the headlight harness, can the resistor cause any damage in terms of melting the insulation?
2. Is the section where the holes for the resistors are drilled aluminum or steel? I'm a little concerned regarding rust.
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Thanks for the pictures. Two things:
1. The resistor on the passenger side is right under the headlight harness, can the resistor cause any damage in terms of melting the insulation?
2. Is the section where the holes for the resistors are drilled aluminum or steel? I'm a little concerned regarding rust.
(1.) The wire has 2" clearance from the resistor itself.

(2.) I assume it's steel that's why I used swabs to apply ceramic paint on some uncoated areas..


I'm having issues right now actually.. Damn.. ABS error.. Yikes..
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(1.) The wire has 2" clearance from the resistor itself.
(2.) I assume it's steel that's why I used swabs to apply ceramic paint on some uncoated areas..
I'm having issues right now actually.. Damn.. ABS error.. Yikes..
Everything F'd up!! ABS warning / Airbag warning / DSC warning / Wipers getting ballistic!! / Speedo not moving while driving.. Damn!!! Everything was Efing up.. What did I do wrong?? (Everything I guess) Help???
i ended up just removing the resistors for now but leaving the wires and just covering 'em..
Then eventually everything worked normal.....

I wired everything like this:


Anyone who did this around Woodland Hills, CA willing to help???
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Everything F'd up!! ABS warning / Airbag warning / DSC warning / Wipers getting ballistic!! / Speedo not moving while driving.. Damn!!! Everything was Efing up.. What did I do wrong?? (Everything I guess) Help???
i ended up just removing the resistors for now but leaving the wires and just covering 'em..
Then eventually everything worked normal.....

I wired everything like this:


Anyone who did this around Woodland Hills, CA willing to help???
I doubt anything from this is causing your problems. If you wish I could look over your work, but I live in Westwood about 20 miles from you. PM me your email and I will email you back. Good luck
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So, this is correct then..


So, far it's ok now w/o the resistor.. I tried to put the resistor back again and so far it still goes weird.. So, resistor's off my ride right now until I meet the ultimate savior Alex310.. heheh.. I'll try to look at it one more.. Tripple check everything I guess...
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So, this is correct then..


So, far it's ok now w/o the resistor.. I tried to put the resistor back again and so far it still goes weird.. So, resistor's off my ride right now until I meet the ultimate savior Alex310.. heheh.. I'll try to look at it one more.. Tripple check everything I guess...
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      01-16-2010, 05:53 PM   #142
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Tried to call you around 4pm because I just left work but was sent to voicemain..
I figured you might be busy and don't want to keep buggin..
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Yey!! Successful MOD!!
Re-spliced everything and replaced wires..

Errors: NONE!!!!

Cause of issues before:
- Possible incorrect spliced wires
- lose ground termination of the pic below
(I tried to losen it at one point because I plan to terminate the Resistor there but ended up not using it and at the same time "NOT tightening it")


SPECIAL THANKS to ALEX for his insights and for this DIY guide!!

For those who haven't removed their ugly amber light yet..
The following diagram might help:

along with Alex's guide:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64702
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      02-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #144
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ive got a '07 e92 335 and I just did this mod. Everything turned out great except about every 5 minutes or so of driving the warning light for "front left turn signal out" comes up on my dash and on my iDrive and then goes away. Also, the front turn signal and side marker blink faster for a few seconds when I turn on my turn signal on but then correct themselves to normal speed. All the bulbs are working so why is it sending the bulb out message? Anyone got any ideas?? And yes, I used only the best of the best and took my time (heatshrink, premium grade wire, all connections soldered and I even ordered the exact same load equalizers recommended).
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      04-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #145
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Has anyone in the Tampa bay area done this mod yet? I'd be willing to pay for your help and lunch if you're not to busy this weekend. Oh and beer of course1
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      04-04-2010, 05:05 PM   #146
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Great DIY - finally had chance to do this. However, my vehicle has hyper signaling now. Is that due to installation error or because of aftermarket led side markers? Thanks
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Great DIY - finally had chance to do this. However, my vehicle has hyper signaling now. Is that due to installation error or because of aftermarket led side markers? Thanks
Do you have the same load resistors specified?

If yes, check your installation. You might have something terminated incorrectly..
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ran into some error messages... mod works fine when the car is off and you hit the hazards, left right signal no prob. i hooked it up exactly like the diagram with the exact equalizers, car gets a error message when the car turns over, then rapid flashing, then nothing... all on the passenger side, looks like the driverside is fine... anyone have any input? any suggestions would be appreciated!

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      09-08-2010, 05:46 AM   #149
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at WU99, id check the wiring/grounds for the side thats acting up. this mod works, when it doesnt its likely that something isnt as secure as it needs to be. a little time rechecking your work will prob result in fixing your issue
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Completed!! Thanks for the great write up.
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ran into some error messages... mod works fine when the car is off and you hit the hazards, left right signal no prob. i hooked it up exactly like the diagram with the exact equalizers, car gets a error message when the car turns over, then rapid flashing, then nothing... all on the passenger side, looks like the driverside is fine... anyone have any input? any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Mine had this problem and I think it is the resistors. The 25 Watt resistors weren't strong enough and I had to buy a new set of 6ohm 50 Watt resistors. The 6ohm 50 Watt resistors are better for this mod.
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