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      02-23-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question LED Signal Install Failed - Fault Error Still Shows

So, I try installing the LED signal bulbs from Jlevi with the resistors.
They worked, but still caused a fault error - which I can't "live" with.

I take them out, remove the resistors, the connectors taps and put the old bulbs back in - but the bulb out error still shows up.

Checked all my bulbs - all work but bulb out error is still there.

Can anyone assist?
Do I need to reset something?
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      02-23-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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So, I try installing the LED signal bulbs from Jlevi with the resistors.
They worked, but still caused a fault error - which I can't "live" with.

I take them out, remove the resistors, the connectors taps and put the old bulbs back in - but the bulb out error still shows up.

Checked all my bulbs - all work but bulb out error is still there.

Can anyone assist?
Do I need to reset something?
What's the fault error? just light on dash? Make sure all your wires are insulated after removing tap.
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What's the fault error? just light on dash? Make sure all your wires are insulated after removing tap.
yeah just on the dash.
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yeah just on the dash.
Try checking the fuse in fusebox. LED are CURRENT driven. May have pulled too much current despite resistor and blown fuse.
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Try checking the fuse in fusebox. LED are CURRENT driven. May have pulled too much current despite resistor and blown fuse.
coolness. i'll check that too.
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fuse is good.
still getting error.
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fuse is good.
still getting error.
I'm not sure which mod you tried, so maybe it would help if you described the light error you are getting (maybe xerox a pic of it from owner's manual or take a pic). Not sure I know what more to help with at this point but will try.

May need dealer to check it out.
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I think i read somewhere if you disconnect the battery for 15 minutes or so, sometimes when you start the car back up the errors will go away.
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I think i read somewhere if you disconnect the battery for 15 minutes or so, sometimes when you start the car back up the errors will go away.
You may be correct. I got an error installing my alarm and disconnected battery for only 2 min and it went away.
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yeah, i'm going to have to try the disconnection of the batt and hopefully that'll work.
no bulbs are out. the wires are fine (thinking the taps may have caused it, but they're fine and have been taped up if exposed...)

i'm not going to run into any other problems disconnecting the batt, am i?
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yeah, i'm going to have to try the disconnection of the batt and hopefully that'll work.
no bulbs are out. the wires are fine (thinking the taps may have caused it, but they're fine and have been taped up if exposed...)

i'm not going to run into any other problems disconnecting the batt, am i?
No. Just disconnect the negative terminal and leave off for about 15-30 min. You will have to resync your cell phone for BT capabilities and redo your radio presets, and clock. Most everything else should remain the same.
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My advice... don't give up on the LED install. Go over what you did when you installed. You must've crossed a wire wrong. Maybe you had the resistor in the wrong place. Just go over your install and find out what was wrong, then reinstall it. Never give up!!
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No. Just disconnect the negative terminal and leave off for about 15-30 min. You will have to resync your cell phone for BT capabilities and redo your radio presets, and clock. Most everything else should remain the same.
Thanks for your help today.

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My advice... don't give up on the LED install. Go over what you did when you installed. You must've crossed a wire wrong. Maybe you had the resistor in the wrong place. Just go over your install and find out what was wrong, then reinstall it. Never give up!!
I didn't want to give up.
It's frustrating.
I've done absolutely everything I could to get it working. But as I told Jlevi, every light LED they've offered, I've bought and it doesn't work out. Not their fault, but probably my car's software, manufacture build, etc...I don't know.

Nice sig BTW...
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Thanks for your help today.
Did it work?
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PROBLEM SOLVED! ! !

Thank you Netcub & 2007_E93

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PROBLEM SOLVED! ! !

Thank you Netcub & 2007_E93

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Good to hear!! Care to enlighten us on the solution?
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As suggested earlier, the solution to getting rid of the bulb error was to disconnect the negative terminal of the batt for a few minutes to reset the vehicle.
It seemed to keep the error up despite me putting the old bulbs back in and it didn't know any better.

It makes me think that if I had continued and kept the LEDs (I returned them), that I might have been able to keep them and get rid of the error by doing the disconnection of the battery.

But that's ok, I'm good with regular bulbs for now.
I may return to doing this mod, but again, I'm good.
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I learned a bunch of stuff reading these forums while waiting 7 weeks for my car! Glad it helped, I know something like that would be very frustrating for me.
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As suggested earlier, the solution to getting rid of the bulb error was to disconnect the negative terminal of the batt for a few minutes to reset the vehicle.
It seemed to keep the error up despite me putting the old bulbs back in and it didn't know any better.

It makes me think that if I had continued and kept the LEDs (I returned them), that I might have been able to keep them and get rid of the error by doing the disconnection of the battery.

But that's ok, I'm good with regular bulbs for now.
I may return to doing this mod, but again, I'm good.
Im gonna try that because I changed to led last weekend (with load equalizers from jlewi) and have the bulb error.
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Im gonna try that because I changed to led last weekend (with load equalizers from jlewi) and have the bulb error.
Let me know if it does go away by disconnecting the batt.
If so, I'll do this again.
Jlevi will think I'm nuts, but I can't the stop mods.
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Let me know if it does go away by disconnecting the batt.
If so, I'll do this again.
Jlevi will think I'm nuts, but I can't the stop mods.
Well...I tried disconnecting the battery today but the error message still comes when Im starting the car. In my case I get the bulb error and the first time I use the turn signal it flashes rapidly three times and then it works as it should. Very disturbing.

How long did you disconnect the battery. I had it disconnected for a couple of minutes and had to set the clock again and lightning. But the radio stations and some more functions were still there. Maybe I should disconnect it longer? What do you think?
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