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Old 01-22-2019, 11:44 AM
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Tag Light LEDís

Hi all.

I replaced the license tag lights with Sylvania LEDís on my other two vehicles (Caddy, Ford). I like the true white bulbs VS the yellow hue.

I want to replace them on my TTS since everything else is LED on the rear of the car, but I know Porscheís electrical system can be finicky. Has anyone switched to these LEDís or similar without issue? Would I need any add-ons (resistors, etc) to make it work trouble-free?

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Old 01-22-2019, 09:33 PM
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I did not use Sylvania LEDs, but I did use another brand of LED from deAuto Key for the plate lights w/o problem. No resistors needed.
 
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:03 AM
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I see that Suncoast sells a tag light LED kit that replaces the whole light fixture and it $70+.

Just wondering why itís sold like that vs just buying new generic LED bulbs from the local auto store. Is it because the LED bulbs have become commonplace and quite cheap compared to when this LED kit was first introduced?
 
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Originally Posted by CodeBlue911 View Post
I see that Suncoast sells a tag light LED kit that replaces the whole light fixture and it $70+.

Just wondering why itís sold like that vs just buying new generic LED bulbs from the local auto store. Is it because the LED bulbs have become commonplace and quite cheap compared to when this LED kit was first introduced?
They are a completely different part and I think are sealed. I can't recall if the bulbs are replaceable in the incandescent versions - mine are in storage - good question and if so, would be easy to test a cheap LED bulb.
 
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I tried an inexpensiove set that replaced the entire housing and so far no issues and much brighter. I just installed them before putting the car in storage. Will see how long they last.

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I put in LED bulbs a few years ago, they're still working fine.
 
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I tried an inexpensiove set that replaced the entire housing and so far no issues and much brighter. I just installed them before putting the car in storage. Will see how long they last.

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Got a link to where you purchased them, I'd like to order a pair?
 
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I've tried several types of LED's before but ended up switching back as I found them to be too bright. It would light up the ground too much. Anyone have any suggestions on which LED's that isn't too bright?

Update: I got some Sylvania 6418 Zevo 6k LED and is perfect, white light but not too bright.
 

Last edited by atm4jim; 03-18-2019 at 09:59 PM. Reason: Update: I got some Sylvania 6418 Zevo 6k LED and is perfect, white light but not too bright.
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Got a link to where you purchased them, I'd like to order a pair?
Supra.z06...Got them off Amazon. Inexpensive enough to try out.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KG1JZK2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KG1JZK2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
 
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