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Looking to make the jump from hid to LED and was seeing different things. Some people say you need a a regulator or they will flash, and other people say plug and play. Is there a good quality type that just plugs up and works good?
 

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The Nineo LEDs are working great so far for a few months. Got the tips from another member here. They’re bright and have good beam cutoff, plug n play, has tiny fans behind each unit. Tight fit on the housing collar but installs fine. I like them a lot! They really light up areas and street signs on last wheeling trip out on country roads.
 

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Sorry six, but I did end up getting the nineo lights. I can't figure out how to adjust them though. I see the silver, but it doesn't look like a screw

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I see you've already made a purchase but for anyone else checking this thread out,

I recently bought the BEAMTECH 9007's you listed that are fanless although I'm still working with non English speaking, or typing, customer service on a way to make them fit. It needs a deeper lock nut. So... don't get those~
 

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The flashing problem is only with turn signals I believe. LEDs have different electrical characteristics than incandescent bulbs and the result is that they flash much faster than turn signals normally would. For regular headlights you won't have that issue.
The 'bulb-out' hyper flash that people get isn't from the LED's themselves, it's from the vehicle trying to alert them that a turn signal bulb is out. The computer is programmed to expect a certain amount of resistance from a halogen bulb and when it doesn't see it (because LED's create little to no resistance) it translates that to a bulb out.

That said the only time this applies is to turn signals, headlights, fogs, dash lights, etc will have no problems on the X with LED's.
 

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I've always wondered about using LEDs in winter. Do these types of LED provide enough heat to melt snow/ice from the headlamps?
 

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The 'bulb-out' hyper flash that people get isn't from the LED's themselves, it's from the vehicle trying to alert them that a turn signal bulb is out. The computer is programmed to expect a certain amount of resistance from a halogen bulb and when it doesn't see it (because LED's create little to no resistance) it translates that to a bulb out.

That said the only time this applies is to turn signals, headlights, fogs, dash lights, etc will have no problems on the X with LED's.
Also on that note having done the switch to LEDs all around, the 6 ohm resistors that everyone sells to solve the hyper flash on the turn signals is wrong for our trucks. If you swap the front and rear turn signal bulbs for LEDs at the same time, you need a 3 ohm resistor tapped into the + wire of each of the rear tail lights. The rear circuit is connected to the front and the 3ohm resistor will solve the issue for both.

A 6 ohm on the rear + wires with LED bulbs in back and the stock incandescent bulbs up front made for some weird behavior like 1 flash then nothing which is why I ended up swapping both front and rear, which then led to discovering a 6 ohm on the rear + with LED bulbs both front and rear will blow fuses. Of course that led to discovering that the front turn signals are 3157 CK, not standard, meaning the only bulbs I could find that worked up front were the Morimotos which work for both styles.
 

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I've always wondered about using LEDs in winter. Do these types of LED provide enough heat to melt snow/ice from the headlamps?

The driver units on the LEDs get warm, but not enough to melt snow on the lens which is why I'll be going back to halogens for winter. 6000k LED light doesn't have that great of throw in snow anyways.
 

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I've never had a problem with snow or ice. I clear the lights off before driving and it's been fine. I'll get some ice around them but not directly on the lights.

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For headlights and foglights, I got this brand/style a while back. Work great and haven't had an issue. Got the 6k so that I have a brighter bulb but could still pass inspection with them in.


Since then, they came out with an updated version of it.

 

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I bought 3 sets LED bulb 9007, but no one can be installed due big diameter of rear heat sink.Last 2 sets they stated that can fit, but size of heat sink just about 1/16 bigger.
A plastic ring which hold bulb in housing has inner size 30 mm/ 1 1/8"
Guy could you please point to exact bulb which you install on your car.
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I installed the Katana’s and I was able to get the fan up against the bulb retainer and allowed for the cable to clear the retainer. It’s kind of a PITA but should be able to be done. Taking battery out will help a lot. You will have to press fan tightly against the retainer to seat close as possible to get cable to clear and led to seat parallel to ground. You have to take off the sealing ring first before you slip through the retainer, and then put back on.
 

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I bought 3 sets LED bulb 9007, but no one can be installed due big diameter of rear heat sink.Last 2 sets they stated that can fit, but size of heat sink just about 1/16 bigger.
A plastic ring which hold bulb in housing has inner size 30 mm/ 1 1/8"
Guy could you please point to exact bulb which you install on your car.
Thank you.
Typically the front mounting ring on the LED light comes off. You then put the plastic ring on from the front and then the LED mounting ring. Get on YouTube, you will see plenty of videos of how to do this.

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Thank you.
It is good idea to check YouTube to get exact brand, which can be installed.
Will continue this risky business.
 

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I've been running the Morimoto 2 Stroke V2's for a few months and they're solid. Good focused beam in the stock reflectors without a lot of glare.
How did you get them to fit? I purchased a set of the 9007 Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0's and they won't fit in my 2012's OEM headlights. The locator pins in the headlight assembly don't line up with the slots in the bulb at all. There's a .1" difference in the locations, and they won't fit. Did you have to modify the bulb assembly? I was really hoping to go with a quality LED bulb, but I'm considering just going back to another set of Sylvania ZXEs again.
 
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