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LED dome light problem...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MHS2846bg8, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. MHS2846bg8

    MHS2846bg8 [OP] Experienced Noob

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    Howdy guys (and gals)... So I bought one of those LED dome light thingys. Got it all installed and it works well, but it only works when the truck is on, or if one of my map lights is on.

    If I just open up my door it will be very dimly lit and flashing rapidly. But when I turn the truck on or one of my map lights on, it will power up fully.

    It seems like a power problem...but kinda doesn't make sense cuz it uses less power than the normal bulb... Any ideas on what it might be?
     
  2. MHS2846bg8

    MHS2846bg8 [OP] Experienced Noob

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    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    Welcome to LED domes in a 1st Gen we all have this problem there is a cheap way to fix it I just haven't done it yet.all you have to do is wire another bulb inline with the dome and just paint the uew bulb black or wrap it in shrink tube.
     
  4. MHS2846bg8

    MHS2846bg8 [OP] Experienced Noob

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    really?...i wonder if there is an easier way to do that...do you know why it doesn't pull enough power? Could probably fix it with a small resistor or capacitor.
     
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    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    from the sounds of this a resistor hooked in would work just as well.
     
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    *waiting patiently for the write up... haha
     
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    SRQ TACO "You've Got Red on You"

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  8. MHS2846bg8

    MHS2846bg8 [OP] Experienced Noob

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    Thats what I was thinking...

    Well, I'll do one once I get it working...lol, got plenty of stuff layin around
     
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