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Hello. After searching this forum to find LED license plate bulbs that would not throw a error and not being successful I tried something I figured would work and did. Just buy normal non CAN BUS LED bulbs. I bought these:

http://www.diodedynamics.com/store/led-bulbs/listed-by-size/194/194-hp3-pair

Then buy these 25 watt resistors:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...-led-light-hyperflashing-warning-fix/191/832/

To hook them up you'll have to take off the back panel on the inside of the tail gate. Theres one screw in the handle then pry the back panel off. Be careful as the plastic bolt things can break easy and cost $7 a piece. It helps if you go to Harbor Freight or somewhere and buy a plastic trim panel remover kit. Then pry carefully at each location where there is a plastic clip.

Make sure you have the right resistors. They sent me the wrong ones at first and didnt notice it for awhile after I tried wiring them up and they didnt work. They will say 25W on the top. They have really good customer service so dont worry if theres a problem.

If you buy the ones from super bright throw away the blue quick splice connectors and get the smaller red ones. After using the blue ones the wire kept coming out and I needed to use a smaller one. Doesnt matter which wire from the resistor to the stock plate bulb socket wiring. Just one wire (resistor) per wire (socket). Then just use some double sided tape to mount the resistors and put the panel back on and you're done.

The bulb has to be non CAN BUS. I tried a CAN BUS bulb and I still got the warning. Non CAN BUS and it went away and its been fine for over a month.

Also since theres not really a clear answer on this forum either for the interior lights I replaced all the bulbs with these and got no bulb out warnings and I have zero dim light after the vehicle shuts off. The go out completely instantly.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/search/miniature-wedge-base/WLED-NW13-CBT/

and

https://www.superbrightleds.com/search/miniature-wedge-base/WLED-NW5-CBT/

I used the larger ones in the dome light and cargo area.

And to get the bulb in the glove box just pop it out from the back of the bulb with a screw driver then angle the new LED in forward and up. Then you can just angle the bulb flat again once its up in the hole and slide it back in. Took me about 30 seconds to change it. A couple threads said how much of a pain it was.

Heres some pics wired up including the back cover off so you can see where to pry. The resistors pictured are the wrong ones as they sent me the wrong ones originally but I put the new ones on all the same way. The bulbs pictured are the CAN BUS. Again make sure they are non CAN BUS bulbs like the link I posted above.





 

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I should also add that the vanity mirror lights are not 194 bulbs. They are something smaller. I thought i read on here somewhere they were T5 bulbs but I'm not sure. Maybe someone else can chime in on that. Also the 194 CAN BUS bulbs from super bright will work in the front side marker lights with no warnings or dim glow.
 

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Hello. After searching this forum to find LED license plate bulbs that would not throw a error and not being successful I tried something I figured would work and did. Just buy normal non CAN BUS LED bulbs. I bought these:

http://www.diodedynamics.com/store/led-bulbs/listed-by-size/194/194-hp3-pair

Then buy these 25 watt resistors:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...-led-light-hyperflashing-warning-fix/191/832/

To hook them up you'll have to take off the back panel on the inside of the tail gate. Theres one screw in the handle then pry the back panel off. Be careful as the plastic bolt things can break easy and cost $7 a piece. It helps if you go to Harbor Freight or somewhere and buy a plastic trim panel remover kit. Then pry carefully at each location where there is a plastic clip.

Make sure you have the right resistors. They sent me the wrong ones at first and didnt notice it for awhile after I tried wiring them up and they didnt work. They will say 25W on the top. They have really good customer service so dont worry if theres a problem.

If you buy the ones from super bright throw away the blue quick splice connectors and get the smaller red ones. After using the blue ones the wire kept coming out and I needed to use a smaller one. Doesnt matter which wire from the resistor to the stock plate bulb socket wiring. Just one wire (resistor) per wire (socket). Then just use some double sided tape to mount the resistors and put the panel back on and you're done.

The bulb has to be non CAN BUS. I tried a CAN BUS bulb and I still got the warning. Non CAN BUS and it went away and its been fine for over a month.

Also since theres not really a clear answer on this forum either for the interior lights I replaced all the bulbs with these and got no bulb out warnings and I have zero dim light after the vehicle shuts off. The go out completely instantly.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/search/miniature-wedge-base/WLED-NW13-CBT/

and

https://www.superbrightleds.com/search/miniature-wedge-base/WLED-NW5-CBT/

I used the larger ones in the dome light and cargo area.

And to get the bulb in the glove box just pop it out from the back of the bulb with a screw driver then angle the new LED in forward and up. Then you can just angle the bulb flat again once its up in the hole and slide it back in. Took me about 30 seconds to change it. A couple threads said how much of a pain it was.

Heres some pics wired up including the back cover off so you can see where to pry. The resistors pictured are the wrong ones as they sent me the wrong ones originally but I put the new ones on all the same way. The bulbs pictured are the CAN BUS. Again make sure they are non CAN BUS bulbs like the link I posted above.





Pardon my ignorance, what is the advantage or reasone to swap out bulbs? Less chance of draing battary?
 

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I dunno. I just did them cause it looks better. You could say less power draw but I doubt it makes a difference. I only put this up since some people were asking if there were any LED bulbs for this without giving the bulb out error.
 

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less power consumption??? NO!!!
25W resistor consumes 0,48A with 12VDC - original 5W bulb consumes 0,41A ... means: LED plus resistor consumes MORE then original installation!!!
 
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