2013 mdx led/cob high beam, fog, Drl light question - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

Go Back  AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community > Acura MDX Community > 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013)
Reload this Page > 2013 mdx led/cob high beam, fog, Drl light question

2013 mdx led/cob high beam, fog, Drl light question


Old 03-13-2018, 01:33 PM
Registered Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Age: 38
Posts: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking 2013 mdx led/cob high beam, fog, Drl light question

What's going on guys, I finally got rid of my 3rd gen TL in favor of a 2013 mdx advance since my family got too big for the sedan. I ordered some led fog, Drl and high beam bulbs to upgrade from the yellow light to 5000k, I haven't installed the bulbs yet but I'm seeing mixed comments about having to order load resistor because of some errors, have anyone had any issues after upgrading their lights? I installed 5000k courtesy light bulbs for the front floor light and their a major upgrade from the stocks and I didn't have any issue but before I start swapping out any other bulbs I'd like any additional help you guys can offer to avoid a headache. If I don't need to order 3 sets of load resistors it would save the time and wasted money.
vecterx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 02:26 PM
mrgold35's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 4,267
Thanked 500 Times in 423 Posts
I just did the HIDs to OSRAM D2S Cool Blue 5000K, LED interior light upgrade kit from Amazon, and 2 LED light strip for rear hatch area:

Amazon Amazon

Amazon, MDX LED upgrade kit:
Amazon Amazon

Amazon, LED light strip:
Amazon Amazon

The issues I've had was the LED door puddle lights didn't light up to full power. I think the upgraded LED lights were drawing too much power and each light I added had 1/2 the brightness of the previous one. I couldn't do the 2 LED dome light replacement because the +10 MDX already uses LED Dome lights. I used the extra dome LEDs for the license plate lights. I left the high beam, DRLs, and fogs alone since I'm 99.99% just using low beam HIDs when I drive. Switching to OSRAM was a huge step up compared to the OEM HIDs.

Don't waste your money on trying to upgrade the back-up lights to LED. The MDX back-up light openings are just too small, too high, and point upwards and don't illuminate the ground that well at night. Best to go with AUX light in the license plate, something that plugs into the tow wiring harness, or AUX lights tapped into the back-up light wires to improve rear visibility for the camera at night.
mrgold35 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Second Generation TL (1999-2003)
03-15-2015 08:25 PM
First Generation RL (1996-2004)
03-03-2015 05:57 PM
1G RDX Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
01-04-2015 01:18 PM
Car Parts for Sale
12-04-2014 07:21 AM
Fourth Generation TL (2009-2014)
11-21-2014 05:51 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: