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Old 03-10-2017, 08:44 PM
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997.1 LED Tails- throwing a code

I bought LED tail lights ages ago, and got tired of them throwing a code so I took them out. I want to get them to work again, but it's been so long I don't even know who I bought them from. They came with 2 sets of resistors, but neither of them are working to eliminate error codes. Anyone have any similar experiences or advice? I know it's not much help that I don't recall who the manufacturer was, but figured I'd throw it out there for y'all.
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I had the same issues. It wasn't until I got new resistors then it was fixed. The ones that came with it proved dead over time
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Post up a pic of the tails and we may be able to tell you whether they're Depo, Dectane, Spyder, or Rottec
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Sometimes the brand will be stamped on the light.
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I just installed the center 21/5w tail lamp reflector bulb with a Philips X-treme Vision LED in Red, no CEL just as of yet. $36 USD on Amazon.

Philips also offers P21W in white for the back up bulbs, but they are almost $110 USD a pair so I skipped this purchase.

The other tail/brake lights are standard halogen as I could not find a replacement in LED for the P21/4w... I am wondering if the P21/5w would work, but Philips advertisers that the lights do draw 5 watts to avoid CEL's, and if that is true, I would be over drawing the wiring on the P21/4w bulb applications.

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Sounds like you need new resistors. I actually installed mine w/o resisters for a few weeks with no errors, then all of a sudden, errors shows up and I had to install the resistors. Haven't had issues since.
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Sounds like you need new resistors. I actually installed mine w/o resisters for a few weeks with no errors, then all of a sudden, errors shows up and I had to install the resistors. Haven't had issues since.
Are you talking to me to the OP?
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OP or whomever is getting errors.
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I had the same issues. It wasn't until I got new resistors then it was fixed. The ones that came with it proved dead over time
What did you replace them with?
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It's DEPO.
Here are some pics. Just need to know which resistors I need to avoid throwing codes.
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Cattman, I think I have the same lights and have been recently looking for replacement resistors, too. Yours are those blocky ones that have two sided tape to attach them to the inside of the taillight well? The vendor that sold me the lights is no longer in business so I reached out to FVD. Rhonda replied and stated they no longer sell the resistors anymore and recommended purchasing a new set of taillights. Good luck with your search. Hopefully you have better luck than I did.
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I have a couple pairs of black box encapsulated canbus compatible resistors leftover from the lighting project I did on my 957 Cayenne when changing the front lights from the 957 style to the led 958 style. I'll sell them for $25/pair PayPal F&F payment shipped USPS Priority Mail if anyone is interested. They have the H8/H9/H11 plugs on the ends, but if those aren't the right type, can be snipped off and just butt-spliced onto circuit. No guarantees they will resolve the issue, but I much prefer this style of resistor pack to the open gold ones that get super hot.
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I have sort of given up hope on getting these to work unless someone has some advice.
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I have sort of given up hope on getting these to work unless someone has some advice.
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Tell us again the issue(s) - are you getting fast flash with the turn signal or just error code when you turn the lights on or when you depress the brake pedal. Does the error light go out when lights off? Any other led's installed like license plate lights or side markers?
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Post up a pic of the tails and we may be able to tell you whether they're Depo, Dectane, Spyder, or Rottec
Are these the only aftermarket suppliers of LED taillights? Anyone tried replacing just the bulbs with newer LED bulbs?
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