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Re: LED Tail Light Bulbs?
Posted by Roger (NAWC) (more from Roger (NAWC)) on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:33:42

In Reply to: Re: LED Tail Light Bulbs?, Bill Homer, Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:35:03
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Actually, right now I'm leaning towards standard bulbs. I'm a fan of LEDs (I've changed nearly off of my house lights), but after doing some more net surfing, Saabs seem to have issues with LEDs. Namely, pulsing for a few seconds after turning off the engine, fast turn signal flashes, and the "bulb failure" notice in the SID. Some people add a resistor to the circuit to compensate. I'm also a bit concerned about the beam pattern. A long life standard bulb should last long enough for me (10 years?), but I may try LEDs for the back-up and maybe turn signal lights (anything that the car doesn't check for burned out bulbs).

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