2017 Cruze Hatchback RS here.
Wondering where anyone has mounted Load Resistors or Ballasts for LED upgrades? Especially the rear lights. I trying to plan the best way to do an LED Turn signal upgrade.
UPDATE with details of my project
*Why am I doing this? I didn't want to but I my hand has been forced. I purchased "no-hyper flash" bulbs last summer. . . . the barely lasted a couple months. After about 30 seconds, I would get hyper flashing. I'll post a link to what I got later.
*I know the resistors come with quick taps but I plan on soldering the joints. This is strictly personal preference. I haven't run into any post of people having problems with the quick taps.
*Good news, there are only two wires so I don't have to deal with figuring out which wire to tap. I'm not concerned that it can't be done now, it's just a matter of how I want to do it.
*I am struggling most with where to best place the resistor in the front. The rear is less of an issue and I will get to that below.
*One thought is to mount it under the angled beam that is just beside it. Sure, I could mount it on top or side but I don't want it to mess with the heat liner under the hood. Please tell me if I am overthinking this. The other reason I wanted it under, was for a cleaner look.
*I was hoping to tap the resistor further back and inside the body but the wires go into a harness before entering the body of the vehicle. I know nothing about electrical so I wouldn't know what to do behind the harness (on the inside of the body). If anyone does, please share! haha
*My current approach is to drill a hole through the body and install a rubber grommet to seal out moisture. With the resistor mounted inside, I would feed it's wires through the hole and tap in from there. I just want to have room to pull the light assembly in and out without yanking everything apart accidentally.