LED lights

Asked by May 29, 2017 at 05:57 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Question type: Car Customization

Is it true that the 2006 Tahoe cannot handle LED tail
lights? I recently had a problem with one of my LED tail
lights and my mechanic told me that the LED's are too
powerful and replaced the wiring. Did I just get duped?

3 Answers

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Too powerful meaning what? The amount of light emitted? The LED draws a lot less current than an incandescent bulb. So I'm not sure what your mechanic is talking about. A 25-35 watt incandescent vs. an LED that would draw 3.5 watt for same amount of light.

Maybe too powerful were not the right words. It was my understanding that the wiring was running too hot, even with the resistor on it. The resistor was getting extremely hot. My left tail light was working fine, but the right would only get the turn signal. The lights are only two years old. He said that the LED lights were not meant for my truck and that this type of situation would keep happening.

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I've been running LEDs in my rig Yukon for some time now and never had any problems, in fact LED's use much less power to run that convential lamps, the resistors are put there to make the turn signals flasher work properly, I think you have something else happening, possibly a grounding issue. I just finished converting my motorcycle over to full LED's, and I love the amount of light I now get, and the voltage is now a lot more stable when running all the lights plus the 4 way flashers, especially when running in parades.

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