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Okay, so disclaimer: I'm no electrician by any means and do not like it at all, but I do have the basic knowledge of how it "works"

Now, I installed LED lights in the dome and map and they flicker and are dim just as everyone has previously said. This has been going on for about 2 months and I've been doing some research. These are the two threads I found on this issue.

They both state to put a resistor in the system.

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161900&highlight=LED+dimmer&page=2

http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123057&highlight=LED+dome+light&page=3

1st ?; Doesn't a resistor do exactly that, resist the power going to the system? The first post in the second thread states that he has 12.6v when the truck is on/ACC and only has .5v when no key is inserted and door is open. If this is the case why would a resistor be the solution?

2nd ?; If I put a resistor in do I need one coming off each light so 3 in total, or can I wire it in from the fuse box?

Thanx for any help..............
 

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Yes you need a resister for each bulb, just solder it to each end of the bulb and be careful it doesn't ground out to the housing. Works like a champ. I would imagine that is easier than messing with the wiring itself and less potential for shorts down the road.
 
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