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  • What is the Difference Between Putco 9006 and 9006XS Headlight Bulbs
  • The difference between the 9006 and the 9006xs bulbs is the type of base the light has. A 9006 size bulb will have a 90 degree angle base, like part # P239006NB, while a 9006xs bulb will have a straight base to plug into, like part # P239006XMW. I am including a picture that will show the difference in the two bulbs. A 9006 bulb and a 9006XS bulb will fit different vehicles, so you will need to check your owners manual or your current bulb size for the correct bulb that you will need....
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  • Availability of a 921 LED Bulb that is Brighter than a 921 Incandescent Bulb
  • In the case of the 921 bulb style, you will not necessarily get a brighter light with an LED model like the Putco PURE Premium 921 Wedge LED Bulbs, # P230921W360, that you mentioned. In my opinion the light from this light is whiter than the light from and incandescent bulb like the replacement 921 bulb, # 30-90-021, which has a more yellow tone to it. I feel that the incandescent bulb provides more light for working on close tasks and the LED light provides better overall light coverage. At...
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  • Power Consumption Comparison Between 921 LED Bulb and a 921 Incandescent Bulb
  • LED bulbs in general draw a much smaller percentage of power than incandescent bulbs so the Putco PURE Premium 921 Wedge LED Bulb, # P230921W360, will draw less power than the incandescent bulb, # 30-90-021. I do not have the specific amperage rating for each of these bulbs, but I can tell you that the typical 921 incandescent bulb draws approximately 1.4 amps and the typical 921 LED bulb draws only .4 amps. That should give you an idea of how they compare to each other.
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  • How Do I Install Load Resistors for the LED Lights on my 2007 Dodge 3500 Flatbed
  • You will wire a load resistor into the wiring of each light socket that has an LED bulb and flashes. So basically you will need to wire a load resistor into any bulb that blinks or has a dual intensity feature that lights up when the brakes, blinkers, or emergency flashers are operated. To do this correctly, you will need to wire the load resistor on the positive wire and then either ground it to the ground wire of the bulb, or to a good frame ground. You will need to do this for all...
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  • How To Replace Day Time Running Lights on 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • I checked on how to change the daytime running light bulbs on your 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The removal of the headlamp assembly is as follows. 1. Remove the six bolts on top of the grill. 2. Remove the two (7mm) screws, three push pins, and two pop style pins in the wheel well. 3. Pull the wheel well lining towards you and remove the two (10mm) bolts that go upwards into the fender, this will release the bumper mounting bracket. 4. Remove the three (10mm) bolts holding the headlamp...
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  • How Do You Replace Low Beam Lights on 2004 Mazda 6
  • I can relate to your problem, my car uses the same type of bulb and there is also very little room to get your hand in to change the headlight bulb. I did some research and found that other Mazda 6 owners run into the same problems. I found that to provide additional room there are a few things you can unbolt or remove temporarily. Before you begin, it is best to disconnect your negative battery terminal. Also, when replacing the bulbs, you will want to make sure to wear gloves as...
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  • Load Resistors Needed When Installing Aftermarket LED Bulbs In GMC Sierra To Prevent Hyperflashing
  • Per Putco, you would need 1 load resistor inline with the wiring harness feeding LED bulb for a turn signal. I believe your Sierra has two bulbs per side, one for the running lamp, one for the brake/turn signal. You only need to install Load Resistors on the circuits feeding the turn signals. I would recommend the Putco # P230004A-2 resistors. Their finned aluminum body will be very effective at shedding excess heat. I have provided a diagram showing how the resistors should be wired.
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  • How To Replace High-Performance H11 Halogen Headlight Bulbs on a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500
  • What is typically involved in changing or replacing headlight bulbs is 3 small steps. The first step is usually removing the head light fixtures. Some are held in by screws. Some have pins that are pulled out, freeing the headlight fixture so it can be pulled away from the vehicle. Be careful when doing this so you do not tug on, or cut or break the head light wiring. Once you have the fixture pulled away from the vehicle, you can disconnect the wiring from the bulbs. There will be...
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  • Are Load Resistors Needed for LED Backup and Brake/Tail Lights
  • When changing from incandescent or halogen type bulbs to LEDs, load resistors are required. For the blinker circuits you can use load-resistors like the Putco LED Light Bulb Load-Resistors # P230004A-2 to prevent hyperflashing of the blinkers. This kit includes two resistors and connectors for installing a pair of bulbs as turn signal lamps. Check out the installation instructions I have attached for part # P230004A-2. I have also included a link to our exterior LED automobile lights...
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  • Replacement LEDs for Bulbs in Side Mirror Lights On 2010 Ford F350
  • We have exactly what you're looking for! Putco offers the LED Mirror Lamp Replacements, part # P920308 that will replace the existing bulbs in your side mirrors. LEDs are brighter, longer lasting and draw only a fraction of the power of similar incandescent bulbs.
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  • How to Install LED Light Bulb Load Resistor for Use with Trailer with LED Lighting
  • The Putco LED Light Bulb Aluminum Load-Resistor Kit # P230004A wires in parallel with each trailer lighting circuit. For a trailer with LED lighting (that does not present the same electrical load as an incandescent type bulb) you will wire one resistor inline with each circuit, so for a typical 4-pole installation you'll need three, for left turn/stop, right turn/stop and running light circuits. The kit includes quick-splice connectors.
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  • Replacement 1157 LED Bulbs for a Travel Trailer
  • First, what a lot of people do not know about LED lights is that if you are using them behind a red lens then the LED bulb needs to be red as well. Otherwise you will end up with a dim pink light when using white LEDs. LED bulb # P241157R-360 is a pair of red LEDs so they would work well behind a red lens. When used as stop, tail, turn bulbs behind a red lens they are DOT compliant.
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  • Switching to All LED Lights on a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain
  • Usually when there is a problem with LED replacement lights on a vehicle it is just the turn signals so you should only need load resistors on the front and rear turn signal circuits on your 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 (4 total). We have load resistors in pairs, # P230004C-2. If you are also switching the headlights to LED then there is a unit for that as well which I will talk more about. Something else that is important when switching to LED lights is to make sure that the color of the LED...
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  • Which High-Performance Headlight Bulbs and Wiring Harnesses for 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The bulb needed will depend on if your Ram is equipped with the dual or the quad headlights. For dual headlights, The H13 bulb part # P230013NB would be used, and functions as both the hi and lo beam. The H11 bulb, part # P230011NB is used in the quad headlight set-up as the low beam, with the 9005 bulb part # P239005NB as the hi beam. The OEM headlight socket harness uses a relatively small wire gauge that can overheat and melt due to the higher power draw and heat output of the...
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  • Headlight Bulb Recommendation for a 2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty
  • We do have halogen headlight bulbs that will fit your 2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty, but the H4 bulbs, # P230004NW, that you referenced will not fit. Instead, your vehicle will need H13 bulbs like the Putco PURE High-Performance H13 Halogen Bulbs, # P230012NW. These bulbs can be used for low or high beam headlights and have the same Night White color as the bulbs you referenced.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Stake Anchors for 2015 Chevy Silverado
  • I recommend the nifty Putco Pop up Anchors, part # P99901. This is a universal fit item designed to fit most pickup trucks with the exception of GM New Body trucks, which it does not sound like you have. They are secured in the stake bed pocket by tightening the included screws and expanding the blocks on the underside of the rail of your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado truck. To determine if your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is the old or the new body style all you have to do is look at the back...
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  • LED Reverse Light Bulbs for a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
  • It looks like your 2015 Chevy Tahoe uses 921 wedge style bulbs for the reverse lights. You can use LED bulbs # P230921W360 that you referenced.
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  • How to Install Putco Chrome Body Side Molding Part # P403531
  • This kit installs over the existing body side molding and is held in place with pre-applied high-strength 3M adhesive tape. The Putco product you reference, part # P403531, fits the 2007 through 2009 model years of the GMC Yukon XL, but it is not a specified fit for the GMC Terrain. No comparable product is offered for the 2013 Terrain. Putco recommends a thorough cleaning of the application area with soap and water, followed by a wipe down with alcohol (to remove any residue of...
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  • What is the Difference Between a 9006 and a 9006XS Head Light Bulb for a 2006 Cadillac CTS
  • One of my colleagues has found that the difference between the 9006 and the 9006xs bulbs is the type of base the light has. A 9006 bulb will have a 90 degree angle base whereas the XS bulb will have a straight base. For example, compare 9006 bulb # P239006NB with XS bulb # VX-L9006XS. Certain vehicles require a certain style so you cannot interchange them. I have included a link to all of the lights we have for a 2006 Cadillac CTS. A 9145 bulb is the same as an H10 like the Putco...
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  • Are Resistor Kits Required When Using an LED Light as a Reverse Light
  • Yes, you can use this Putco LED Bulb # P230921W360 on your 2011 Chevy Silverado without using a resistor kit. The only time you need to use a resistor kit when installing tail lights is when the bulb is on a flashing circuit like blinkers. The resistor kit will prevent hyper-flashing, and is not needed on a reverse light circuit.
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  • Turn Signals Hyperflashing on a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD
  • As you probably know, adding LED lights can cause a hyperflash problem with turn signals. You would need to add a load resistor like # P230004A to every light that was changed to LED. You have to make sure that the load resistors are installed correctly. One wire will connect to the power wire going to the bulb. The other wire you will ground to the truck frame or grounding point. I have included a picture that shows how it should install.
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  • How to Remove Chrome Mirror and Door Handle Overlays Stuck on with Double-Sided Tape
  • There are a couple of things you can do to remove chrome mirror or door overlays on your 2004 Ford F-150. One way is to heat up the adhesive using a hair dryer while you carefully pull the overlay from the surface. Do not use a heat gun because those can get too hot and damage the vehicle. The other tried and true method is to use some fishing line between the overlay and the surface and work it back and forth while pulling through the adhesive. Any adhesive left behind can usually be...
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  • Will Putco PURE Premium 921 Wedge LED Bulbs be as Bright as Standard 921 Bulbs
  • The Putco PURE Premium 921 Wedge LED Bulbs, # P230921W360, use high-intensity white light that is more easily visible than traditional incandescent lights. They will be as bright if not brighter than regular bulbs. They do draw less power and definitely have an intense point of origin.
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  • Using H4 Headlight Bulbs with 3 Prongs on 1964 Cadillac with 2 Prong Receptacle
  • My dad used to have a 1967 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. I have been inside and out of the car helping him work on it. I think your best option is to use wiring harness # P239003HD. It has a 3-prong receptacle and the wiring for the bulb. Better yet you could use # P230004HW which includes the heavier wire and receptacles along with relays to protect the old wiring on your Caddy.
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  • Availability of 1 Inch Diameter Round Clearance or Marker Lights
  • We offer a 3/4 inch diameter round LED lamp that sounds like what you might be looking for. In amber, use part # MCL11CAKB or for red, use part # MCL11CRKB. These lamps are actually intended for use as clearance or marker lights on a trailer, so I would suggest that you check on the legality of what you are wanting to do. Your state police or highway patrol should be a good resource for determining what is legal in your area.
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  • Low Beam Headlight and Fog Lamp Bulbs for 2013 Kia Optima
  • When it comes to replacing the low beam bulbs on your 2013 Kia Optima, one option is the Putco PURE High-Performance H11B Ion Spark White Halogen Bulbs, # P230011BSW. The bright white light offers a subtle blue tint for a custom look and is designed to improve visibility. For your fog lamps, one option would be to go with the Putco PURE High-Performance H8 Ion Spark White Halogen Headlight Bulbs, # P230008SW. These bulbs also offer the subtle blue tint and are designed with the high...
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  • Installing LED Front Turn Signal and Running Lights and Resistors on a 2007 Nissan Frontier
  • It sounds as if you have a wiring issue. When installing the Putco 3157 LED Bulbs, # P233157A360, on your Frontier, you will need to keep in mind that this bulb is a two filament bulb and has two circuits going into the bulb. The 3 wires you are seeing should be two 12 volt wires and one ground wire. Use a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, and determine which wires are which. You should get one wire with turn signal and one wire with the tail light signal, the third wire being ground. Once...
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  • What is the Color of Light Emitted from the Mirror White Putco High-Performance Headlight Bulbs
  • Here is what I have found with these lights. Mirror White is a white light that has a slightly blue tint, Ion Spark White, item # P230007SW, is the closest to true white and Nitro Blue, item # P230007NB, has an aggressive blue tint. The most light output is given off by the Nitro Blue light followed by the Mirror White lights and finally the Ion Spark White lights which are an improvement over factory lights. At this time we do not have an H7 style bulb in 65 Watts.
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  • Which Putco Nitro Blue Replacement Headlight Bulbs will Fit my 2005 Ford F-150
  • Your 2005 Ford F-150 uses a an H13 bulb, the part number you were looking at is a replacement for 9007 bulbs. The proper Putco Nitro Blue bulbs to replace your H13 bulbs is part # P230013NB. I have added a link to these below. I double checked with the Putco fit-guide to make sure these are the right bulbs for a 2005 F-150. These bulbs are direct replacements and install just like the factory bulbs. I have added a link to an install video of Nitro Blue bulbs on a GMC Envoy. The process...
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  • Recommended H1 LED Bulbs For Projector Headlight Housings
  • If your projection housings do in fact take an H1 bulb, I recommend the Silver-Lux Headlight Bulbs part # P3000H1. The Silver-Lux kit has a built in constant-current function which allows for the CPU to maintain the correct voltage need for this LED bulb. This may help with the problem you are experiencing. As these lights are not DOT approved, they are rated for off-road use only.
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