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Old 01-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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Angry LED tail/brake light bulbs don't work

So I went ahead and ordered all LEDs for my Mango. Brake/Taillight bulbs,Reverse lights.

I ordered them from superbrightleds.com and they got to my house very quick so as soon as I got them I was excited to install them so I took out my tail lights and swapped out the bulbs and turn the lights on and nothing talk about pissed off. Only the reverse lights work has anybody else had this problem because I'm about to send these back not happy
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:18 PM
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Now slow down. When you say they dont work. Do you mean they dont light up? Or they dont flash?
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:14 AM
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LEDs are not like regular bulbs. They only work in one orientation. If you plug them into the socket and they don't light, take them out, rotate 180-degrees, plug back in and voila. If you do that and they still don't work, then contact the vendor.
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They won't turn or blink and I tried turning them 180 degrees and still no luck
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 AM
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Maybe you need a Load Resister??

I am interested in doing this also.

Turn signal issues with LED bulbs

LED brake/tail lamps will not flash with thermal flasher units due to their extremely low current draw. Also, with stock flasher units, the turn signals may flash faster than normal (Hyper-Flash) or trigger bulb-out indicator on dash. Some vehicles will also disable the cruise control system if a brake light bulb is being indicated as bad. These installations will require an electronic flasher unit, available in our car bulb shopping category (for some vehicles) or at your auto parts store. Flashers designed to work with LED bulbs will often say "LED compatible". HEAVY DUTY flashers may also work with LED bulbs.

We offer some LED Flashers but we do not know which one (if any) will fit your vehicle. You will have to compare the pin-out of your flasher with the pin-outs of the flashers we offer, to see if we have a match, BEFORE you order one. Sorry but we do not have a flasher application list or the expertise to tell you which of our flashers will fit your vehicle.

Another fix is the installation of Load Resistors which are wired across (in parallel with) the turn signal bulbs to simulate the load of a standard filament bulb. We also have these available in our car bulb shopping category
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:49 AM
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Chargers dont have flashers any more. You need to splice load resistors into the wiring.
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Ok are there any threads on here on how to do that and where is a good place to get them
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I ordered load resistors so hopefully this will correct my issues. I ordered 4 of them for each LED is that correct?
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LED's are great!

I'm sorry to hear you're having issues with your led kits, not sure why they're not working for you. I have an '06 GoMango Daytona with lots of modded upgrades, one of the first thing I did was replace the factory exterior lights as they are typical and unappealing. I purchased the halo sets for the front, high intensity sidelights, smoked fogs, and leds for the rear and in under 1 hour with a friend I had all installed right from out of the box and with no issues or additional items required.

I would guess there is a wiring conflict somewhere? I am not an expert but my first thought would be a fuse popped or short in the wiring, etc. Question, if you were to but back the originals do they work?
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I know its a bummer for sure but to answer your question yes the stock bulbs work when I put them back in
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