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So I installed and programmed 2005 passat LED door lights that replaced the reflectors. Part of the time it worked correctly, but now only the front door lights have a weak glow when the doors are closed. I know its because the car doesnt see it as a simple bulb and there is a some energy going. What to do to fake out door LEDs? Cause im afraid they would drain the battery over the long run.

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The picture is in the dark from driver seat looking down into door lights.
 

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You need to add a resistor to each light to make up the remaining volts. Example, most leds consume about 3 to 4 volts but the system is 12 volts.
 
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Another solution would be to get older style housing which accepts incandescent bulb and then replace the bulb with an LED that have built in resistor to mimic incandescent bulb

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Another solution would be to get older style housing which accepts incandescent bulb and then replace the bulb with an LED that have built in resistor to mimic incandescent bulb

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It’s not another solution but a better one
 
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