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Old October 27th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Proline LED directional and parking lights don't light up

I tried installing the Proline LED directional and parking lights I ordered from Rovers North today, everything looked simple… plug and play, but once I tried them they didn't light up. Put the old lights back in and they lit up. Any ideas what could be the issue with the LEDs? It looks like there is only way way to put the connectors together and I had them all the way in.
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Old October 27th, 2013, 06:53 PM
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didn't they have an issue with these being wired incorrectly?

LED's only work if wired the correct way round ... traditional bulbs can be wired either way and still work.

Give RN a call I'm sure they will help you fix it ...
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Old October 27th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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do they have resistors or are you using a LED compatible flasher unit?
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There was an issue with the wiring on some of these, but we pulled them to fix that. Please give us a call tomorrow morning and we'll get you sorted.
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They were in fact wired incorrectly. Pretty annoying that this was a known issue.

They do not have resistors built in, so I'll need to order some today.
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don't buy resistors ... get a relay that works with LEDs
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don't buy resistors ... get a relay that works with LEDs
x2. You may only need resistors if you have LEDs both front and rear on the turn signals, but you should first update your relay to the LED type (try to get the 4 prong one so that you still have trailer) and then if you have flasher issues, consider putting in resistors up front.
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Just got off the phone with RN. Looks like I was just unlucky and happened to get a set the slipped through the inspection process.

Also ordered the relay. Thanks for the advice and help!
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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I have an LED relay but still needed resistors on front signals in order for them to work. Is there a way to do without resistors? If so I'd like to know.

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wired backwards, not that unlucky. Wipac shipped out most of them that way. Easy enough to fix, but still very annoying. I didn't order mine from RN and it took me a while to figure out what was wrong.
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It's also quite possible that the wiring in the vehicle was backwards, there's a 94 here that was backwards from the factory. Never mattered until the LED install. Sorry about the inconvenience either way.
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It's also quite possible that the wiring in the vehicle was backwards, there's a 94 here that was backwards from the factory. Never mattered until the LED install. Sorry about the inconvenience either way.
I think my '95 was wired backwards up front. I tried LED bulbs and could never get them to work but the LED rears worked fine :shrug:
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wired backwards, not that unlucky. Wipac shipped out most of them that way. Easy enough to fix, but still very annoying. I didn't order mine from RN and it took me a while to figure out what was wrong.
Oh great. There is something else to look forward to when I get to the wiring.....
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I installed LED bulbs in the original lamp housings and the rear tail lights had to be re-wired as the stock wiring was the 'wrong' direction for LED's. That said I think there are bi-directional LED bulbs on the market. Someone should look into those.
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