How to add resistors for LED tail lights - Page 2 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
 19Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
ADMIN

 
Blue15ColoradoLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sayreville, NJ
Posts: 2,368
Garage
2nd gen owners keep asking me if 2 resistors are really needed for the tail lights if you swap over to LEDs. The answer is yes. One of my resistors went bad. Check out my video.

k7tnt and Johng724 like this.

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

***NOTE***
SITE RULES

Blue15ColoradoLT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
ADMIN

 
Blue15ColoradoLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sayreville, NJ
Posts: 2,368
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by goormove View Post
I did this today and still had the issue of fast blink and notice on the dash. What led lamps are folks using? I am using the diode dynamics 7443's and have used their stuff in every other socket in the truck... want to get this nailed down and thought I'd try here before going back to them. Have their 50 watt 6 Ohm resistors...
Thanks in advance folks.
Do you have 2 resistors on each side?

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

***NOTE***
SITE RULES

Blue15ColoradoLT is offline  
post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 10:07 PM
Junior Member
 
goormove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Philly Burbs
Posts: 13
Garage
I did - but I want to do it again and see if I did something wrong.
Not a fan of the taps, so I am going to do something a bit nicer with solder and shrink wrap... after I make sure it works.

As you noted - one before both lamps and one before the last lamp, correct?
Thank you.

Jason
goormove is offline  
 
post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
ADMIN

 
Blue15ColoradoLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sayreville, NJ
Posts: 2,368
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by goormove View Post
I did - but I want to do it again and see if I did something wrong.
Not a fan of the taps, so I am going to do something a bit nicer with solder and shrink wrap... after I make sure it works.

As you noted - one before both lamps and one before the last lamp, correct?
Thank you.
That is correct. Just make sure the resistors work. I need to get new resistors.
k7tnt likes this.

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

***NOTE***
SITE RULES

Blue15ColoradoLT is offline  
post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 04:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 17
Anyone replace the cargo lights in a 2016? How do you get the lights off with the tape around the housing?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Shawn Cargill is offline  
post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 05:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawn Cargill View Post
Anyone replace the cargo lights in a 2016? How do you get the lights off with the tape around the housing?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Never mind. Haha.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Shawn Cargill is offline  
post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-02-2017, 09:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Dumfries, VA
Posts: 3
Just wanted to say thanks for putting this out . . made it simpler than I imagined! From my motorcycle days, the LEDS make a huge difference!
Moescastle is offline  
post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 08:20 AM
Senior Member
 
monkeyracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Golden, Colorado
Posts: 188
I just wanted to add that you can tap both resistors in at the back of the first bulb, but the only caution being that you need to make sure that the top black and top grey are connected separate from the bottom black and bottom grey wires (don't cross the resistors).
I did it this way to be able to tuck the resistors back inside the body. The taps are a little tough to get all 4 next to each other though.
monkeyracer is offline  
post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 09:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: NC
Posts: 194
And now one for front switchbacks😂. Very nice to write-up! Sticky?!?

2016 Z71 Midnight Edition Colorado w/ Duramax and Bose/Nav.
16_MidnightRider is offline  
post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
ADMIN

 
Blue15ColoradoLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sayreville, NJ
Posts: 2,368
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 16_MidnightRider View Post
And now one for front switchbacks😂. Very nice to write-up! Sticky?!?
That was done a while ago:
2015 Colorado LED Switchback turn signals

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

***NOTE***
SITE RULES

Blue15ColoradoLT is offline  
post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 06:27 PM
Senior Member
 
CrashFix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 942
Garage
@Blue15ColoradoLT or anyone, if I don't want to add resistors can I simply change the following bulbs to LED's?


Bulb --------------------------------------------GM PN# X-Referance --PN# that may also fit
Tail (Stop) lights ------------------------------7443
Reverse lights ---------------------------------921 ---------------------194 2825L
Cargo & Center High Mounted Stop lamp ---921 -(Three needed)-----194 2825L
License plates ---------------------------------194 ---------------------921 2825L
Interior domes & reading lights -------------194 -----------------------921 2825L
Visor ------------------------------------------30mm festoon ------------?


How about total Qty for above, does this look right? (No turn signal lights wanted)
7443 x2
921 x5 (Or just 921 x10 & no 194?)
194 x5
30mm festoon x2
Toughsox likes this.

2015 Canyon SLT | 4WD | CC | SB | V6 | Summit White | Blk Leather | Nav | Bose | Safety Pkg | Remote Start | 5" Blk Assist Steps | GM Splash Guards | OBDLink MX Bluetooth Adapter & Torque Pro Software | Bull Ring Tie Downs | X-Pel Clear Film (Door Sill & Rear Lower Box) | Husky X-act Contour Front & Back Floor Mats | Z71/All-Terrain Transfer Case Skid Plate | SuperSkidz Front Skid Plate | Rocker Pinch Welds Blacked Out | Debadged | Blizzacks (For Winter)
How to Search vBulletin.org effectively
CrashFix is offline  
post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 07:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: S.W. Florida
Posts: 3,005
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrashFix View Post
@Blue15ColoradoLT or anyone, if I don't want to add resistors can I simply change the following bulbs to LED's?


Bulb --------------------------------------------GM PN# X-Referance --PN# that may also fit
Tail (Stop) lights ------------------------------7443
Reverse lights ---------------------------------921 ---------------------194 2825L
Cargo & Center High Mounted Stop lamp ---921 -(Three needed)-----194 2825L
License plates ---------------------------------194 ---------------------921 2825L
Interior domes & reading lights -------------194 -----------------------921 2825L
Visor ------------------------------------------30mm festoon ------------?


How about total Qty for above, does this look right? (No turn signal lights wanted)
7443 x2
921 x5 (Or just 921 x10 & no 194?)
194 x5
30mm festoon x2
The 7443 will need a resistor. Any stop or turn signal with dual element use will, except the high 3rd brake light.
The vanity is 4 X 6614 LED, but the cool whites are too white, and DD has warm whites at their typical pricing...
RatRacer is offline  
post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 08:57 PM
Senior Member
 
CrashFix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 942
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RatRacer View Post
The 7443 will need a resistor. Any stop or turn signal with dual element use will, except the high 3rd brake light.
The vanity is 4 X 6614 LED, but the cool whites are too white, and DD has warm whites at their typical pricing...
I assume there aren't any single element bulbs in the tail light assembly? Seeing as I don't want to mess around with resistors I'll probably just do the interior, cargo, 3rd brake light, back-up lights..

I have to order some crap from GearBest so I was thinking of trying some of the LED's they have. I know it's a gamble with the China stuff & probably not the same quality as DD, but they're cheap, maybe I can find "some" that will work. Just a matter of sorting through the multitude of LED's offered (there's a wack of them to sort through & vanity ones seem hard to find on that site). If DD had more friendly shipping terms to Canada I would give them a try for all....

LED Bi-pin Lights - Best LED Bi-pin Lights Online Shopping | GearBest.com

7443 LEDs | GearBest.com

Do the vanity the lights under the visor look similar to the LED in the pic below?
"29-30mm long festoon" or -> 4 X 6614 LED

2015 Canyon SLT | 4WD | CC | SB | V6 | Summit White | Blk Leather | Nav | Bose | Safety Pkg | Remote Start | 5" Blk Assist Steps | GM Splash Guards | OBDLink MX Bluetooth Adapter & Torque Pro Software | Bull Ring Tie Downs | X-Pel Clear Film (Door Sill & Rear Lower Box) | Husky X-act Contour Front & Back Floor Mats | Z71/All-Terrain Transfer Case Skid Plate | SuperSkidz Front Skid Plate | Rocker Pinch Welds Blacked Out | Debadged | Blizzacks (For Winter)
How to Search vBulletin.org effectively
CrashFix is offline  
post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 09:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: S.W. Florida
Posts: 3,005
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrashFix View Post
I assume there aren't any single element bulbs in the tail light assembly? Seeing as I don't want to mess around with resistors I'll probably just do the interior, cargo, 3rd brake light, back-up lights..

I have to order some crap from GearBest so I was thinking of trying some of the LED's they have. I know it's a gamble with the China stuff & probably not the same quality as DD, but they're cheap, maybe I can find "some" that will work. Just a matter of sorting through the multitude of LED's offered (there's a wack of them to sort through & vanity ones seem hard to find on that site). If DD had more friendly shipping terms to Canada I would give them a try for all....

LED Bi-pin Lights - Best LED Bi-pin Lights Online Shopping | GearBest.com

7443 LEDs | GearBest.com

Do the vanity the lights under the visor look similar to the LED in the pic below?
"29-30mm long festoon" or -> 4 X 6614 LED
Yes, all the taillights blink.
Yes, the exact type lamp. They are bright, and they are white! A warm white would be better on these actually. I didn't think to check GearBest, as I have a couple flashlights coming from them.
CrashFix likes this.
RatRacer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome