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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 18, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight doors will not close with LED headlights

I have a 1967 Camaro RS with headlight doors. When I replace the factory halogen 7" headlights with LED headlights, my headlight doors will open, but they will not close when the lights are turned off. I have read that this is because the door close circuit relies on ground through the headlight filaments. If you convert to HID headlights then the ground circuit may not exist or be enough.

Will a resistor installed in-line between the headlight wire and the body ground correct this issue? If so, what size or load?

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Re: Headlight doors will not close with LED headlights

Seven and a half (7 1/2) ohms) 40 watts.
However, stock shelf size of both specs is 8 ohm and 50 watts.
This would work:
https://www.newark.com/ohmite/hs508r...nd/dp/73AC6537

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Re: Headlight doors will not close with LED headlights

But will a resistor solve the issue? From my understanding, the LED lights eliminate the ground through the old headlight filament. So will adding a resistor help? If so, what wire should it be spliced to?
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Re: Headlight doors will not close with LED headlights

Yes, adding a resistor will work. You can connect it to the headlight door circuits light blue wire then to ground. Also read this thread for another alternative.


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