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      03-17-2016, 07:42 AM   #1
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Interior light LED

When I change the regular light bulbs in the interior (trunk etc) with LED there is no light. Do these things need to be coded? Thanks
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      03-17-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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No coding required. You might have the bulb in backwards. LEDs are directional so if you put it in reversed it won't light.

Alternatives: your LEDs are broken, or you blew a fuse installing the light bulbs. Check the LEDs with a 12V source and make sure your fuse is fine by putting the factory bulbs back in.
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      03-17-2016, 12:17 PM   #3
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Is it any wonder why I love this forum. Problem solved! Just had to reverse the two LED bulbs I had tried so far, then install the rest by trial and error.
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      03-17-2016, 06:54 PM   #4
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I found that I needed "error free" bulbs for the map lights and the cabin light (three bulbs up front). FYI.

for those that don't know, an error free bulb has a resistance across it to emulate the current consumption of a traditional incandescent bulb.
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