[DML] Re: LED Center Console Burnout
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[DML] Re: LED Center Console Burnout

I had the same problem in 3765. I bought a kit of bulbs from a 
frequent poster here and all the bulbs in the center console shot 
within minutes of being placed into operation. This was not a 
problem with the bulbs, however, because I then purchased LEDs from 
Superbright leds.com, and they also began to fail in a VERY short 
time. I concluded that my aftermarket alternator is a little too 
powerful for these LEDs. My solution was to replace the relay that 
controls the AC console lamps with a jumper as detailed here in the 
files section. My twist was to replace the jumper with a 150 Ohm, 
1/2 watt resistor. I gutted a relay case and put the resistor inside 
to maintain the look of a relay. This circuit lowers the voltage to 
about 10 Volts. No problem since.  

This is really strange, as I have LEDS in EVERYTHING except the 
headlights, but the center console lamps are the only ones that have 
given me any problem. It must be the tolerance of these particular 
lamps, which are unique to the center console sockets.

Marty Galbreath

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Rod Dillman <rhdillman@xxxx> wrote:
> I have had LEDs in my center console for about two years. I am 
having to replace them one or two bulbs at a time due to burnout. It 
is always the four top bulbs, never the three on the bottom. I used 
red bulbs on the bottom for the fan fail, door lock and rear window 
defrost. I used super white in the other four slots.  Has any one 
else had a problem with LED burnout?  I changed out my doors to LEDs 
at the same time and have had no problems there.  Thanks Rod 10921
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