Warning: file_exists(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/var/www/vhosts/youtubersblog.com/public_html/wp-content/db.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/vhosts/youtubersblog.com/:/tmp/) in /var/www/vhosts/youtubersblog.com/public_html/wp-includes/load.php on line 545
Like custom parts? get ready for custom problems! – Auto Repair Chat

Surplus electronic parts : https://epartsconnect.com
Stock and Crypto AI Prediction : https://stocksignalslive.com

Customer installed aftermarket LED headlight and fog lamp bulbs. Now body modules are shutting down.

48 thoughts on “Like custom parts? get ready for custom problems!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CatGirlFanatic says:

    Those are the kind of headlights that make me hate driving at night. I'm always getting blinded because they are way too bright.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mikayla Schinlder says:

    It could be it was something you did without us seeing, so I am assuming you did seal the hole where the wire is coming out of the light assembly. Otherwise moisture could get in.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LE Nelson says:

    Love the thought process of reworking the electrical connections to work properly. I which I could find a competent auto Electrican to do the same for my old truck. One thing I not to happy about is the background music needs to be a little more subdued. Other than that, another great presentation! Keep them coming…I’m learning a lot and getting some great ideas for upgrades on the old(ish) Toyota Tacoma of mine..( newly purchased).

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Mimnagh says:

    Was the guy who made the relay packs colourblind? Yeah white wires work, not going to make life easy for the 99% who can see colour!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fernando Cordero says:

    I own several high end cars and I have never seen a SINGLE one of my mechanics work like this, thanks for posting these videos so I can coach these folks.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Jackson says:

    funny rainman 🙂 ← smiley

    I've heard a good sense of humour is a sign of high intellect. Is that true?

    Just say yes, then we can all go to bed. 🙂

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cary Coplon says:

    Thanks Ray, nice job. Also you solved an up coming issue for me. As I plan to upgrade to LED lamps because bad eyes. Never thought of using relays as a buffer. I'm definitely using this, Thanks!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Lawrence says:

    Up here in the far North where it’s winter 9 months of the year and very dark for most of it we need that type of head light system. You did a brilliant job… pun intended. You are exactly right with this wiring job. Respect.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C C says:

    Everything you did was fantastic, ,,,crimps????

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Nekuda says:

    This may seem like a lot of work to some of the commenters but I used to have to drive long distances at night in "deer country" and there was never anything I considered "too much light". As a young buck I didn't have a good grip on my throttle control and many times I would overdrive my headlights. There were no such lights as these but there was a brand of headlight called "FlameThrowers" that would burn a black cat naked on a moonless night at 100 yards (a bit of exaggeration here) and there were well worth the money. This was in the good ol' generator (no alternators) days……when you turned them on the ammeter (no idiot lights) gauge would jump to max to feed the things but, boy, you HAD LIGHTS! They could never be as good as these but a drastic improvement over stock from the factory. I don't know how many times they saved my car. I got the FlameThrowers after I totalled my hopped up '57 Ford and they sure did the trick. These lights must be super. Good job, Ray. P.S. God Bless the fella who invented relays!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michelediane miller says:

    the driver on the bulb should be probably place in an air stream

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars clone1137 says:

    Lol I have those Fahren LED’s in my high and low beams. They are fucking phenomenal. Make my 2005 look like a 2019 at night. And they’re incredibly bright, I can see much further. They are like $50 for the set of lo and hi Beams and worth every penny, especially because they didn’t cause problems like this in my car.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GARY OSBORNE says:

    Great video Ray.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Kennedy says:

    I would have liked a good sturdy connector in that power line to the battery, maybe an OEM molex type, so the headlight assy isn't hard-wirered to the car/battery. Something that can be pulled back in through the cover. If you want to take the headlight assy over to the bench you are now tethered to the battery

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Fitzpatrick says:

    I'd be nervous the relay coils would feed back a high emf spike to the driver module which is looking for a resistive (incandescent) load, not an inductive load, MOSFETS can fail from this if not protected… a diode across the coil might help… or not… fingers crossed there are no problems further down the road…🙄🤞

    You may have addressed this in the vid but I can't hear you speaking with the loud music.. 🤔

    😎👍☘🍺

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Sexton says:

    Good day to you sir Ray, the introduction to this video is bloody brilliant! Love the videos, keep it up man

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Floyd Brandt says:

    Why did you not add a fuse at the battery?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert S says:

    1. Regardless what you think, RED wire should be secured by the fuse. NOT 120A !!! This is best way to burn the truck.
    You have multimeter there. Check how much current takes both diodes, fix fuse that is slightly above readings on each cable separately.(for example – reading 5A so you use 7A fuse)
    2. Did you know that all cables in cars have doble isolation, no without reason.
    3. Personally I would mount this drivers outside of lamp housing to avoid overheating.
    Temperature test inside lamps recommended. Maybe temperature is less than on regular bulbs, but only maybe. Often multimeters coming with temp probe.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kent Bestle says:

    One question. When you first introduced your solution I think you said the ECM would power the relays instead of the bulbs, which would remove the overheated signal. What I don’t understand is why you had to run power directly from the battery if the ECM was connected?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Budget Off Road and Overland says:

    This is the first video of yours I ever watched. I was so impressed with the commentary, problem solving and the repair. This is one of my favorite YouTube channels.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dj red hare aus says:

    What a dumb design for the headlights giant truck but you have to remember the whole thing

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars addiction2bass says:

    I’m kinda suprises you gave each bulb a relay. One should have been enough I’d think. Or what kinda crazy led high power did they have.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars m1t2a1 says:

    The only thing I've seen with better credits is Bambi Meets Godzilla, by Marv Newland.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars T Flores says:

    Dodge's no likey the LEDs

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Malevolent AK says:

    hmmm, I think I would have moved those new power wires to the fuse box (most vehicles have extra fuse slots for add on extras). That way they are fused and don't have a potential of burning up or causing a fire if they get grounded from the lack of rubber gromets/zip loom. Of course, I have no idea what the customer/cost/time and the shop lets you do. I understand about your concerns of adding a bladed fuse holder at the battery (or using the fuse panel), that's still an open circuit from the battery itself . Correct me if I am wrong

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marc Shaner says:

    I’ve watched about 20 of your videos now. Bottom line, you’re a class act. I wish you worked where I live. Well done Sir.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William DeBord says:

    You did a great job with that but can you please wait for the back ground music not to play when you are talking make’s it had to hear what you are saying thank you for all your videos

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars .,|by010|,. says:

    Thats the level of support I would want to have everywhere, ngl. Awesome

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Robertson says:

    Ray, you forgot to protect the headlights with a fuse.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James White says:

    LED lights nice but the lenses is not designed for LED'S.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike marshall says:

    Nice diagnosis and repair idea. I do however question the install of any new circuit be it control or load needs to be fused.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scarce911 says:

    My Diode Dynamics led bulbs never get warm..nor do my Auxito led bulbs

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DOC Hilton says:

    I guess I'm just confused . . . were the FOG LIGHTS LED's as well? Didn't see them getting wired . . . but it doesn't really make any difference. Don't let this go to your head, but I consider your repair work (especially on THIS video) to be approaching God-like proportions ( in the conventional usage of the term ). Just when I think I've seen it all, you pull out another epic.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Thompson says:

    Loved the Intro!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Covelli says:

    One of the many reasons why I hate modern cars. Why on earth do any of the lights need to be tied into the ECU, just keep it a simple circuit.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Stegemann says:

    I hope all of the relays and wires used can handle the current. Real heat shrinkable tubing at the relays and a grommet/seal where the power wire went through the new hole would be nice. The fuse at the battery is great! Were the floods on their own circuit?

    I've never heard of this, is it just dodge or are others doing this now, too? One body control module that directly drives many heavy electrical loads like headlights without a relay. What a wonderful idea! Does it directly drive the fan and window motors, horn and stereo, too? What's next, the starter? Who needs a starter relay? Let's save money on all of those costly relays and put everything into one unrepairable and proprietary module! 💲🤣

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Kikendalls Auto and Random repairs! says:

    Although this is another example of why the heck do we have to put a computer to controll everything?? Its HEADLIGHTS. simple 12v system, a switch, a dimmer, and a circuit breaker is all thats needed. Another example of automakers making things overly complicated in the name of being advanced.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars harold benedict says:

    You reall y like your universal sockets (wobbly bits)😁

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marc Pennington says:

    Um……You forgot circuit protection. Perhaps an inline fuse?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars detuskified_walrus says:

    As the great Ray once said, "no fingie prints"

    Well done

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dick Wolf says:

    The song playing in the background with the same 7 chords was killing me. Damn shame when one of those HID's go out and you have to spend an arm or a leg to get another one that works on the same system.