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Compiling a shopping list to convert whatever bulbs I can to LED, minus the Headlights.

Do you need a can-bus resistor or anything of that ilk on the Gen 1 Volt, or can you just slap in whatever LED and not get any "bulb out" warnings?

Other than the interior dome lights not doing a true "dim" but more of a step-down of brightness, are there any other quirks relating to aftermarket LED bulbs on the Volt?

My overall goal is to simply reduce energy use when having incandescent bulbs running, it's not a major savings but a cumulative effect, so I figure it can't hurt.

This is the list I have of the OEM bulb types and locations, if anyone can add quantities or suggestions I would appreciate it.

Back Up Light Bulb
3157

Dome Light Bulb
194

License Light Bulb
2825

Map Light Bulb
2825

Parking Light Bulb
7444NA

Side Marker Light Bulb Front
7444NA

Trunk or Cargo Area Light
175

Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
7444NA

Vanity Mirror Light Bulb
7065

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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You might be spending dollars to save penny's. But it is not always about the money.
I would be interested to know how this works out for you.

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I have zero incandescent bulbs in my 13. You need resistors for the front signals. Rear are already LED. Using a LED for reverse is almost a downgrade from stock though. Just a heads up.
 

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I have zero incandescent bulbs in my 13. You need resistors for the front signals. Rear are already LED. Using a LED for reverse is almost a downgrade from stock though. Just a heads up. -- And you might get another foot or so of range. You won't save anything.
Gotcha, so far no issues with the stock lighting in reverse, but I figure if I am going all in LED, might as well go ALL in. Only benefit I figure is the glaringly bright LED for other motorists to see in parking lots, even during the day. (Plus having it not burn out)

You might be spending dollars to save penny's. But it is not always about the money.
I would be interested to know how this works out for you.
Right, I've tried to put in LEDs on other cars and it has worked to not have things burn out, but after seeing the Amp draw from videos like this, it has to have some impact. Even minimal, it's something.

 

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Interesting project, but:

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My overall goal is to simply reduce energy use when having incandescent bulbs running, it's not a major savings but a cumulative effect, so I figure it can't hurt.
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Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
... wouldn't you save more by putting the same effort into your home lighting?
 

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This is what I did

The OHM-Ride "Anti-Incandescent" project

Disclaimer, the project is over a year old now, there probably are newer/brighter/better LED modules available. But I'm still happy with what I used.

and for the record, many people decided to question my decision as well. My basic response.. it's my damn car I'll do what I want to it <grin>.

NOTE: As I say later in the thread I went WAAAAY too bright with the vanity mirrors, so don't make that mistake.

Later I removed the "driving" lights I put on and replaced them with some Alpena "Hexfire" lights. The end result was amazing....but it was a royal pain in the ass and most people wouldn't like the holes I had to drill to do the project.

WARNING: If you add any aux anything to your car, heed the warning in this thread and do NOT use this ground point for anything aftermarket.
 
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