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I replaced a bulb in my car with a LED bulb and the new bulb is only bright under certain circumstances (for instance, the dome lights must be on for this bulb to be as bright as it should be or my car door must be open). When my dome lights are off or my car doors are closed, the LED bulb is very dim when I turn it on, almost to the point where its barely even visible. I never had a problem with this happening with the old non LED bulb. Is there anything I can do to provide the bulb with more power so it lights up how it should?
Edit: I was looking at maybe splicing a LED Driver into the wiring but I'm not too knowledgeable on this type of stuff so if someone could let me know what they think of that.
Edited by coppertop4646 - 1/14/11 at 4:23pm
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Weird. Where did you wire this from?
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Weird. Where did you wire this from?
Stock wiring
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where is the bulb located
    
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Wrong forum?

This is a forum about computers you know..

If it belongs any where its the car secton in off-topic..
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Wrong forum?

This is a forum about computers you know..

If it belongs any where its the car secton in off-topic..
Yes I realize that but people here know about electronics too and this is an electronics question, but anyways I think I'm just going to have to run a seperate 12 volt line to the bulb and then use the current switch to act as the ground
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