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how to go back to OEM headlight bulb

 
Old 01-23-2019, 07:08 PM
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I put an OEM bulb on the drivers side of my jeep and the passenger side has a LED bulb the led draws on high =65 watts , the regular bulb on high beam draws =55 watts ,
I waiting until the fancy led blows then Ill stick a regular OEM bulb H3


​​​​​​​on that side also. question will I blow MY TPIM module;e if I dont change the higher watt bulb soon or just ride ??
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How are you concluding that the LED is pulling 65 watts? Perhaps you're looking at what the equivalent wattage is for the LED lamp? The reason I say that is a typical LED headlamp bulb pulls 1.5 amps while a typical halogen pulls 5 amps. Halogen Watts = Current x Volts so 5 amps x 12 volts = 60 watts (so the halogen you refer to is likely draws a few amps less). While the LED would really be 1.5 x 12 = 18 watts.

However, the wattage isn't what you should be looking at. It's current (amps).

As to if this will damage your TIPM, I doubt it. I'm AM surprised that it hasn't been upset with the difference between the two bulbs and giving you a notice you have a headlamp out.
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How are you concluding that the LED is pulling 65 watts? Perhaps you're looking at what the equivalent wattage is for the LED lamp? The reason I say that is a typical LED headlamp bulb pulls 1.5 amps while a typical halogen pulls 5 amps. Halogen Watts = Current x Volts so 5 amps x 12 volts = 60 watts (so the halogen you refer to is likely draws a few amps less). While the LED would really be 1.5 x 12 = 18 watts.

However, the wattage isn't what you should be looking at. It's current (amps).

As to if this will damage your TIPM, I doubt it. I'm AM surprised that it hasn't been upset with the difference between the two bulbs and giving you a notice you have a headlamp out.
headlamp out thank you jedg will the dash lights let me know if a headlamp is OUT?
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Can't remember how it works exactly, but the TIPM normally monitors that kind of stuff.
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Originally Posted by jedg View Post
Can't remember how it works exactly, but the TIPM normally monitors that kind of stuff.
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