mfeel

Canbus or no Canbus?

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Hi folks,

 

I was looking at superbrightled.com at the led bulbs for my license light bulb. I came at a step, where i have to choose between normal led bulbs, and can bus led bulbs... I dont know which one i should choose. The reason i am changing i bought some cheap led on eBay and they started to flicker. It bothers me, and i hate the yellowish light of the bulbs since all my car is factory equipped with led inside. 

 

Another question, for the trunk light, they're also yellowish. I want to buy led. When i opened the cover, they were dome light shaped (212-2), and superbrightled are saying they're 579... Please help me here too. 

 

Thanks, i appreciate it. 

 

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Well, if you opened the cover for the cargo light and saw a 212-2, which is what is in my 09, get that type (a festoon I believe).  On a 2016 I would go Canbus

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So canbus will work, right?

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It should the newer the car the more need for can bus 

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Thanks. 

 

I also wanted to change the front turning signal light to led, but theres no can bus  available. Can i take non can bus?

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It work, i replaced on mine 2016,  with regular 194, no issue. 

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Youll need load resisters or you will get a rapid flash

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13 hours ago, mfeel said:

Thanks. 

 

I also wanted to change the front turning signal light to led, but theres no can bus  available. Can i take non can bus?

 

As stated, you will need resistors to make led turns work.  I run regular non-canbus LED's in my 2013 interior and license plate. No issues. 

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Thanks everyone. So here's what I'll do. 

 

I bought LED for my license plate a my trunk light. Didnt need to buy any more because my interior is already stock led. 

 

I also won't change the exterior flashing, i dont have time to install resistors and all that kit, so i guess ill keep it as it already is. 

 

Thanks @OhareFred, @Camper and @jkeaton for the help, I truly appreciate :)  

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I changed my rear turn signal for red LED, did not add load resistor and they work just fine. The first time I started the car after installing them it said that my light was burned but I left my turn signal on for about 30sec and everything went back to normal. It's been 6months and they only did that once while driving since then. And I used some cheap LED bulb bought on eBay.

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Maybe because the back lights are already LED? But for the front im more than sure that we need resistors. 

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