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It's not the LEDs directly draining the battery. The problem is that the LED don't completely shut off which prevents the BCM from sleeping. It's actually the BCM draining the battery because of the low current flow to the LEDs.How did you come to the conclusion that LED backup bulbs are draining your battery?
I saw a schematic a few years ago - danged if I've been able to find it again - and, IIRC, it showed a hookup wherein the low side of the filament was being switched (to ground, to turn on the light). When the light was off, the negative side of the filament would be at +12V.It's not the LEDs directly draining the battery. The problem is that the LED don't completely shut off which prevents the BCM from sleeping. It's actually the BCM draining the battery because of the low current flow to the LEDs.
With a load resistor on the backup lights the BCM can properly control the LEDs and turn them off when they need to be off.
Very nice! Where did you mount the resistor itself? I'm sure they can get pretty hot.
I used some clear 3M VHB tape and stuck it to the body next to the light.Very nice! Where did you mount the resistor itself? I'm sure they can get pretty hot.
I haven't looked back there in a couple years to remember what it looks like with the carpet pulled back.
That would make me extremely nervous.I used some clear 3M VHB tape and stuck it to the body next to the light.
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It has not been a problem even on 100°+ days .That would make me extremely nervous.
I mounted each of mine to flat metal panels with 3mm screws and lock nuts and they can get REALLY hot. I mounted them where absolutely nothing can ever touch them.
I'd be worried your two sided tape would come loose, the resistor would make contact with something, and catch fire!
do you use 21Ohm or 50 Ohm resistors?Just updating a thread in LED lights.
Now, i changed all my rears to LED(red) for last 5 months or so(JDM Astar). This weekend i had an issue and the passenger side brake/signal light went out, it would only function as brake/turn signal. No running light at night. I want sure if the bulb was defective as it would only work intermittently. I usually order a few extra bulbs for things like this, so i changed both the resistor AND bulb. Seems to be working fine for now! If the problems occurs in the same bulb, I'm not quite sure what could be the problem.
Hey,I have LED in mine. I didn't experience the battery draining because I noticed a problem before the battery became an issue. The issue was that my backup lights are never off and always had a faint glow even with the ignition off and my interior auto-dimming mirror no longer worked because the computer thought the transmission was in reverse all the time.
I currently have Sylvania Zevo LED and I managed to find plug&play resistors which I installed and now and no longer have any issues.
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My car is a 2014 and as I said, I found plug & play resistors which solved the problem and has been working well ever since.Hey,
What year is your impala? Mine is the 2019 premier. I have the dim light issue on issue when car is off. Then also my back up camera stays on when driving. What kind of resistor did you get? Were they plug and play? Or did have to manually install them on your own?
Thanks. All help will be appreciated