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Old 12-30-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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LED conversion, Fuse Keep Going Out

I have change the courtesy lights and the dome light on my 93 accord to blue LEDs, but for some reason my fuse keeps going out. The first time I replaced the door jamb switch on the rear driver side door because it would'nt work every time when i opened the door. i figured that would fixed my problem but it has continue to happen. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and how to possibly fix it.
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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You are lucky pal, Those damn LED lights for the license plate cause a short on my old F150 which fried some of the wiring creating a $400 mess. LED lights look nice but look online and you will see that there are more than one person that had issues with the circuit after installing them. I am in no way trying to tell you not to use them but i will sure stay the hell away from those things, even my LED christmas lights are plagued with issues.
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:46 PM   #3
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Do you think it was the led? I had a 2007 si with the license plate lights switched to leds. Never had a problem from 80k all the way to 150k miles. After reading that, I don't want leds...
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:59 PM   #4
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I have change the courtesy lights and the dome light on my 93 accord to blue LEDs, but for some reason my fuse keeps going out. The first time I replaced the door jamb switch on the rear driver side door because it would'nt work every time when i opened the door. i figured that would fixed my problem but it has continue to happen. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and how to possibly fix it.
Read this https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...9iqkx08D2m2s0A

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Not trying to be rude but why change to leds and use blue? With interior/exterior and especially with hid's you can't see shit at night. I'd suggest using 6500k at the most. Depending on where you get them they can be white or white with a blue tinge

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Old 12-31-2016, 10:02 PM   #5
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Do you think it was the led? I had a 2007 si with the license plate lights switched to leds. Never had a problem from 80k all the way to 150k miles. After reading that, I don't want leds...
It happened as i tightened a bulb that was flickering, I had to drive 22 miles with no taillights or dash lights but somehow my headlights were not affected, as a matter of fact i had another set in the glove compartment that i was planning on putting on my accord but decided not to after that incident. As the saying goes If you burn yourself with milk you will cry everytime you see a cow.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:17 PM   #6
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It happened as i tightened a bulb that was flickering, I had to drive 22 miles with no taillights or dash lights but somehow my headlights were not affected, as a matter of fact i had another set in the glove compartment that i was planning on putting on my accord but decided not to after that incident. As the saying goes If you burn yourself with milk you will cry everytime you see a cow.
I've never heard that saying before...do you remember where you bought them?
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:58 PM   #7
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At my local accessory shop, those places were they sell stereos and such. I can take a picture later and post it since I don't recall throwing them away.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:49 PM   #8
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my problem is with the interior lights though, I've read up on using LEDs for taillights and turn signals and they have to have a load resistor installed to avoid hyper blinking.
i haven't read anywhere that is said to use load resistors with the dome and door lights though.
also i am using blue LEDs in the interior because i did a color conversion. I'm not worried about visibility because they are not my headlights.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:58 PM   #9
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You are lucky pal, Those damn LED lights for the license plate cause a short on my old F150 which fried some of the wiring creating a $400 mess. LED lights look nice but look online and you will see that there are more than one person that had issues with the circuit after installing them. I am in no way trying to tell you not to use them but i will sure stay the hell away from those things, even my LED christmas lights are plagued with issues.
Did you ever figure out exactly what caused the problem? was it a short or the led it self that caused the problem.
Ive also read that having the LEDs switched around the wrong way can cause a problem because of the polarity
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:45 AM   #10
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Ive also read that having the LEDs switched around the wrong way can cause a problem because of the polarity
I'm almost certain installing in a led backwards just won't light up.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:21 AM   #11
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Did you ever figure out exactly what caused the problem? was it a short or the led it self that caused the problem.
Ive also read that having the LEDs switched around the wrong way can cause a problem because of the polarity
The bulb somehow changed the resistance in the system and electricity working the way it does found its way by jumping from the lighting system to the horn. I did read about the change of polarity in the bulbs etc but you will see that most bulbs are not labeled with the positive and negative side nor do they use a double color wire for each side, therefore your chance of getting it right is 50/50. What bothers me is how the bulb was there for 2 days prior to the flickering that started the whole ordeal. Like I said before, I share my experience not to persuade folks to refrain from buying but simply to let them know what happened to me.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:23 PM   #12
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Hmm very weird. I installed an 8 piece kit that does all the lights this past week and everything seems to be going fine on mine.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:59 AM   #13
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I tried this too but any lights that have a resistor built in (which allows the light to fade when the door is closed, etc.) will not work as the LED needs a constant voltage.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:20 AM   #14
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I had this issue when I installed LEDs in the dash of my Suburban. Went thru about 5 fuses while troubleshooting and finally found my issue. One of the pre-made led bulbs was shorted, pulled it apart and the legs of the led were touching. That'll do it. Didn't fry any wiring just popped the fuse when I turned on the lights.
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:47 PM   #15
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I'm almost certain installing in a led backwards just won't light up.
Yeah, diodes (Light Emitting Diode) are designed specifically to allow current to flow in only one direction. The legs of a lone LED are intentionally of different lengths; I can't remember which is which, but longer or shorter translates to pos/neg.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:55 AM   #16
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Headlights are on a seperate circuit from your interior and tail lights
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