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So yeah....I just installed some Led 194 wedge bulbs in the license plate last night and somehow blown a fuse to the left side taillights and left side license plate socket.....Ive put in LED's in numerous cars before but never with this issue...i simply put 1 LED with no problem then put in the second LED and it started flickering and then nothing....I looked at the single LED to see if there was any problems there but there were not....swapped sides with that same LED and it worked..also put in the OEM license plate bulb and that also will not work???? So I changed the fuse and the taillights came back on but no bulb will work now on that single socket? Could it be a short or something...I even switched around the LEDs because I know they are polarized but now I only have 1 working license plate:mad: By the way I should have known better because I only paid 5.99 for a pair but still...to blow out a fuse is crazy...:confused: So if anyone knows what the issue may be please chime as I need this fixed and don't want to go to the dealer...
 

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anyone???
 

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Why dont you want to goto the Dealer? just put the OEM's back in and tell them that the fuse went, you replaced it and now the lights dont work.
 

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I could do that but I wanted to know if it was an easy fix that I could do....without the hassle of waiting on my car on my day off......
 

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Replied via PM, but also just thought: The connectors inside the socket could be bent, and caused the short that blew the fuse, and now may be pushed into the socket too far and not contacting the bulb. Possible to peek at it and compare to the side that works and see if there is anything obviously not in the right place?
 

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alright I will def give that a try as well...I'm trying everything I can I feel stupid I can't get a license plate light to work lol.....little stuff like that bothers me for some reason....plus doesnt look good with a vanity tag and one light at night.....im going outside now to grab my flash light and take a peek now and try comparing the sockets.
 

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anyone???? EDIT******** Don't use cheap LED's in our Fortes....blown 2 fuses but found the source....not the socket or wiring it's the cheap LED's....Like they say you pay for what you get and sometimes the cheap route will end of costing you more in the long run so do your homework and get quality LED's from somewhere else ...I put the stocks back in for now until i get the multidirectional LED's with resistors....Lesson learned!
 

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Though you said you put the OEM's back in and they didnt work?
Can you provide a link for the ones not to buy?
 

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for right now until i get my money refunded back hopefully tomorrow on my credit card all i can say is its 5.99 and were labled for our Kia forte on ebay....it's still active but its the only one thats marked for 5.99 at this current time...and when i get my money back i will spill the beans....
 

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Thursday i did put the stocks back in and it didnt work but tonight the stocks worked......then was curious and put the led back in and bam...blown fuse and no taillights...damn cheap led's...
 

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Please do let us know, so no one else makes the same mistake :)

Thanks
 

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Yeah so I got the money back from those cheap bulbs and I decided to get the bulbs from a reputable dealer that always pops up on forums whenever I search LED, which is Superbright LED's....So I put them in today when they arrived which was fast shipping and I got the 360 5SMDwhite bulbs and they are white and bright :D they look very good and I am happy that I decided to pay a tiny bit extra for a good and backed up 1year warranty bulbs..I will post pix this weekend.

Best part is they did not blow a [email protected]##*ing fuse!:eek:
 

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Yeah so I got the money back from those cheap bulbs and I decided to get the bulbs from a reputable dealer that always pops up on forums whenever I search LED, which is Superbright LED's....So I put them in today when they arrived which was fast shipping and I got the 360 5SMDwhite bulbs and they are white and bright :D they look very good and I am happy that I decided to pay a tiny bit extra for a good and backed up 1year warranty bulbs..I will post pix this weekend.

Best part is they did not blow a [email protected]##*ing fuse!:eek:
Talking about the one's I suggested in the Forte Sedan Appearance thread?? :D

 

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hey man the same thing happened to me the other day. and on the same side. i put it in and it sparked a little. now the right and left side doesnt work. how do i replace the fuse?


So yeah....I just installed some Led 194 wedge bulbs in the license plate last night and somehow blown a fuse to the left side taillights and left side license plate socket.....Ive put in LED's in numerous cars before but never with this issue...i simply put 1 LED with no problem then put in the second LED and it started flickering and then nothing....I looked at the single LED to see if there was any problems there but there were not....swapped sides with that same LED and it worked..also put in the OEM license plate bulb and that also will not work???? So I changed the fuse and the taillights came back on but no bulb will work now on that single socket? Could it be a short or something...I even switched around the LEDs because I know they are polarized but now I only have 1 working license plate:mad: By the way I should have known better because I only paid 5.99 for a pair but still...to blow out a fuse is crazy...:confused: So if anyone knows what the issue may be please chime as I need this fixed and don't want to go to the dealer...
 

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hey man the same thing happened to me the other day. and on the same side. i put it in and it sparked a little. now the right and left side doesnt work. how do i replace the fuse?
I blew a fuse last week while replacing stock vanity lamps with LEDs. My whole room lamps and instrument cluster stopped lighting up and the fuse that needed changing was the middle one. But I guess you would have the fuse map that tells you which one if for what. So best thing to do is to remove the fuse before swapping the bulbs and place them back when done.
 

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Don't know where you got your LEDs but if they were the cheap eBay ones that's probably the problem. When I installed my puddle lights at first I was using the cheap LEDs off of eBay and kept blowing the fuses. I went to advanceauto and bought an LED strip there (think it was $39) hooked it up and no more blown fuses.
 
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