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    Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    Come accross a problem with my number plate lights. One works one doesnt ! I ve swaped the bulb carriers & bulbs but still only one works. Could anyone give me some advice on this ?

    Also i tried to remove the boot trim but got no further than removing the two screws in the plastic handle.

    Hopefully theres jus a bad connection.

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    remove those screws in the handle, then pull, HARD. The boot trim is interference fit and will pull right off. At least that might let you have a better look.

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    thanks jus a hard pull eh, only two screws thats nothiung really.

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    It's held on by a lot of expanding metal clips, make sure the plastic isn't cold when you do it or you may crack it like I did with mine - it's about 70 for a new one from Audi when you do!

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    oh god ! here we go

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

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    oh god ! here we go

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    You'll probably be ok, just be aware of what you're doing, I think I'm about the only person that's managed to break it.

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    i jus done it everything was fine no breakages. After i removed it i found out that it was only because the bulb was in the wrong way round ! So it wasnt even needed.

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    sorry to be a bit thick but how could the buld be the wrong way round? is it an LED?

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    yeah its an LED bulb. It started to flicker intially & on removal i must of rotated the bulb (not knowing this would effect it) hence why it didnt work. Must say the LED bulbs are pretty smart.

    Matt

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    cool mate,

    any chance of some pics.

    I have been toying with the idea of changing all the bulbs in the rear cluster for LED's especially the indicators. I like the instant on and off look on the new pasat, BM's etc

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    i seem to be having problems with the number plate LED's they ve both developed a flicker unless someone can recommend one that can will last i dont think LED lights are a good idea more trouble than their worth.

    With my rear cluster i just changed the orange bulbs for chrome ones (ebay).

    Matt

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    I have white LED sidelights to go with my xenons but they dont seem to last long either.

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    Re: Electrical problem (Number plate lights)

    apparently the Piaa LED lights work fine as sielights as MO S3 will confirm. I m currently running a set. Its jus seems to be the festoon LED's that cause a problem. I will however try with some others.

    Matt

 

 

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