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When do i need resistors?

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Hi everyone,
I tried looking this up, but I can't really understand the info, since it seems it's subjective. Basically, I'm interested in replacing all my bulbs (minus the dash) with LED/HID bulbs. Just to spruce her up a bit. Now I see that resistors are recommended for headlights, right? Are there any other bulbs I should be using resistors for? Or, can I run a single resistor to cover a whole side?

My wife had a 2014 civic. We tried some ebay LED bulbs and got those DRL warnings. I just don't want to get any warnings at all. Lol. So, I'm trying to see what I need to have on my list of parts before I go buy something and then realize I need something else,etc.
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Ok. So, I understand that I may need resistors for the blinkers. However, is it possible to install resistors on each corner of the car and have both the blinker lights and the headlights/taillights run through the same resistors? I mean, that flickering I've seen. And, I saw somewhere that it's caused by the DRL lights needing some sort of resistors or step downs. So, could I insert resistors prior to where the harness splits to the various bulbs in order to limit the number of resistors in installing?
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