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Old 04-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #26
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #27
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How are these holding up?

Trying to figure out if these require a voltage regulator like what AAC installs on theirs.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #28
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How are these holding up?

Trying to figure out if these require a voltage regulator like what AAC installs on theirs.
I've been wondering the same thing....anyone know?
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #29
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I bought a set of P13W lights to replace mine, not from OP vendor, and they work great but won't 'snap' into lighting socket. Wondering if this is normal for aftermarket bulbs? I'm waiting to hit a bump and have the clip come off!
If you are referring to the connection to the housing, you can double up on the o-rings by installing the stock bulbs' o-rings over these LEDs as was suggested to me; it will definitely tighten the connection.
However, if you are referring to the connection between the bulb and the socket, then from what I've read it seems to be a common problem with P13W LEDs regardless of the manufacturer/vendor.

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I've been wondering the same thing....anyone know?
As far as I know, these do not have a built-in voltage regulator. I used them with a plug-n-play harness I purchased from a member.
As I had mentioned previously, you have 3 options when using LEDs for your DRLs. With these specific bulbs, however, you will have to go with options 2) or 3).
Otherwise, you can go with option 1) and purchase AAC's bulbs...which are twice as expensive and might be a bit bluer. I'm not sure who, if anyone, else sells them with a built-in voltage regulator.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #30
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:05 AM   #31
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How are these holding up?

Trying to figure out if these require a voltage regulator like what AAC installs on theirs.
I haven't had any weird problems yet, no flashing, no dimness or uneven light, and I haven't blown out a bulb yet either.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #32
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Thanks Klepton and Ph4r.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #33
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As far as I know, these do not have a built-in voltage regulator. I used them with a plug-n-play harness I purchased from a member.
Yea I'm planning on using 2SSRS's harness. I'm just wanting to know how they are holding up seeing as it's been almost a month since this thread was made and I've read about the led versions burning out after only a couple weeks because of the PWM without a voltage regulator.

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purchase AAC's bulbs...which are twice as expensive and might be a bit bluer.
These two things are exactly why I don't want to buy them from AAC. Their plasmas appear to be in the 6k range while V-Leds have a 5k set. And I don't appreciate the $50 price hike for adding something that appears to be simple.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #34
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I have used v-leds for the rest of the LED's on my car... good stuff!

I am honestly not convinced that the PWM will damage LED's besides AAC's... PWM is a normal way to control LED's... search it on Google. The only reason I can think of besides bad LED's and assembly, is if the PWM signal that the car is using is too noisy or too fast/too slow for the AAC LEDs...
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #35
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It's not so much of a harness as just a piece of wire I soldered to a diode and then attached to two wires. I used the idea of the AAC "Harness" $10 wire they offer, but I added a $1.50 diode into the wiring so that the Front Side Markers aren't turned on during the day (without the rears). This makes the DRL's Always ON, and if I want the Halo's on, I turn the knob one spot to Parking and then I have Halo's, DRL's, All Side Markers, and Afterburner effect on my Technostalgia LED Tails all on. One more click to headlamps and it turns on the HID's with everything else on also. This also enables me to have the DRL's on still with the High Beams too!

DRL (Blue) -> Diode -> Front Side Marker + Wire
Put the Bar or Line side of the Diode to the DRL Wire.
Please post the Diode specs you used. I have the LEDs installed and I want to wire up for the same effect you have. Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:33 PM   #36
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I bought a set of P13W lights to replace mine, not from OP vendor, and they work great but won't 'snap' into lighting socket. Wondering if this is normal for aftermarket bulbs? I'm waiting to hit a bump and have the clip come off!
I had the same issue with mine. I wondered if they would unclip as well... but so far I haven't had any issues with them. I even filed down the housings a little to try and get them to fit a little better. Guess I did it just enough!

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:33 AM   #37
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Please post the Diode specs you used. I have the LEDs installed and I want to wire up for the same effect you have. Thanks.
1N4001 I had them at work, but here is a Radio Shack Link for a pair (just what you need)!

You aren't the first to ask this, so I'll add it to Post #1 Also ::
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #38
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I've had 'em for over a month now and they continue to work just fine
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #39
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How are these holding up?

Trying to figure out if these require a voltage regulator like what AAC installs on theirs.
I don't know about these but I got my DRL's from these guys half the price of AAC's they sell plasma and LED's and the LED's do have a built in "smart drive" so they call it. I'v had them on for a few months with no problems I did have to send one pack right after I got them tho but they replaced it with no problem they fit tight but don't snap all the way in like most others. I do have the V-led switchbacks for my turn signals/running lights and they work great.


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Old 04-22-2012, 06:01 PM   #40
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Mine as well don't fit that secure into the DRL Housing. When you guys say double up the o rings, where exactly do you put the 2nd one? Anybody have a pic of this??
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #41
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Mine as well don't fit that secure into the DRL Housing. When you guys say double up the o rings, where exactly do you put the 2nd one? Anybody have a pic of this??
I don't have a pic of it, but you simply roll the stock o-ring (which is bigger) on top of the v-leds one. It fits snugly over it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #42
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I hate to ask this but after reading everything I am still a little unclear. What part number do I order and do they plug right in IE, unplug my stock DRL and these plug in the same connection. I have a 2011 2SS btw, my wife hates the yellow DRL compared to the HID headlights.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #43
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If your car is an RS, you need the P13w.

If it is not an RS, you need the 5202.

And yes they just plug in.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #44
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Cool thanks, I think all 2011 2SS's are RS's.....I think.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #45
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Mine as well don't fit that secure into the DRL Housing. When you guys say double up the o rings, where exactly do you put the 2nd one? Anybody have a pic of this??


Here ya go check the pics on this thread.


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Old 04-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #46
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Cool thanks, I think all 2011 2SS's are RS's.....I think.
Nope, u can get a 2ss, non rs
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #47
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Thanks to the people or person who showed how to trim the tabs so the bulbs click in and the suggestion of doubling up the orings of the old stockers and this worked great as well. Thanks guys install went great and better yet they look awesome! Better than I had imagined. For the money....awesome mod.


Mod link pics for orings and tab trimming on my previous post. Hoping that it helps someone else as it did me.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #48
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RocTrux. Can you show us photos of your LED DRLs in comparison to the halos/HIDs?
I'd like to see how much of the blue like the others have. I have the AACs plasmas and have been thinking of getting different ones because they are a little too blue and and I don't care to be a cop magnet.

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I hear from a little birdie that they have a few of these in stock and that existing orders are shipping out... by a few, I mean very few - early birds need only apply.
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Nope, u can get a 2ss, non rs
Hmm, didn't know that, how do you tell the difference?
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