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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-04-2004, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, i'd just changed my parking lights too ... it's a 2-LED, and it was working 2-3 weeks ago, but now it doesnt light up anymore... last night, my friends (who were in front of my car) told me that the 194 bulbs were flashing, and they were right . And when i checked it this morning, it doesnt light up. I need some help here.. thx..

is it because i need to get a LED load equalizer? cz i have an alarm, and when i touch a button, the side marker, parking lights, and tail lights flashes. Is that the reason why the bulb doesnt light up anymore?

thanx so much if u can help me...

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I think your LEDS blew. You just need to replace them.

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LED blew up ??? how can that be??? and for what reason ??? does that mean i cant use LED for my parking lights or brake lights???

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Yep, they blew. Even when it's LED.

I replaced most of my interior dome LEDs once already because they blew (don't know why). However, my parking lights, side door and licence plate LEDs are still going strong after 1 year.

First symptom of the light is about to go bad is flickering (which happened to you).

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hmmm.. that's weird... i thought LED are hard to malfunction or something.... hmm oh well .. i m goin to get an exchange... should i get the same 2-LED or get a xenon super white bulb from Eurolite? which one is brighter? but i think the xenon ones will get yellow over time?

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The choice is up to you. But I thought Eurolite is expensive. Is it?

I bought 4 LEDS from autolumination.com. But remember, their superwhite is not white, it's more like bluish purple.

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hmmm yeah true,,, i guess all LEDs are not super white.

The 2-LEDs i bought is bluish purple output too.

But anyway, how do u rate autolumination.com ? how's the service? so u r using 4-LEDs for the parking lights? do u think the 5-LEDs matrix bulb will fit in there as well as the dome lights?

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I think autolumination is pretty good. No problem in getting bulbs from them.

Look at the spec here

For interior dome lights, don't go wider than the 4 LEDS. If you see the measurement for the 5 LEDS, it's wider. So, to be safe, just use 4 LEDS. Or you can buy 1 5 LEDS and let us know if it will fit or not.

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will the 5 work for the parking lights?

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will the 5 work for the parking lights?
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