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    Will these work with my car?

    Hi All,

    I posted a while back as I couldnt get the LED bulbs in my number plate to work. Just kept throwing up errors and wouldnt light up at all.

    Now I've seen these on ebay (see link) its the whole unit as opposed to just the bulb.. Has anyone tried these and do they work?

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    Worth a go? They offer a full refund incl postage if they do not work.
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    didnt work on my old a4
    took about 6 weeks to get refund had to go through paypal
    if you do need to send them back make sure you record them back

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    didnt work on my old a4
    took about 6 weeks to get refund had to go through paypal
    if you do need to send them back make sure you record them back
    Hmmm I read somewhere that there are units from Audi with the LED's for the new cars does anyone know if this is true and has a part number?
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    No they don't work. Bought them for my2007 s3. They kept flickering then one went out and through up error on dash. Don't bother matey

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    Quote Originally Posted by big harty View Post
    No they don't work. Bought them for my2007 s3. They kept flickering then one went out and through up error on dash. Don't bother matey
    Thanks buddy, have you managed to find any that do?
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    None yet tried three different sets now. I'm back to boring standard ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesO View Post
    Hmmm I read somewhere that there are units from Audi with the LED's for the new cars does anyone know if this is true and has a part number?
    I believe there are - ask t8ups he will be able to tell you. Think the unit is around £15 for each side from Audi (i.e. £30 for the pair) and then they need to be coded. Perhaps somebody with better knowledge can tell you more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JS3 View Post
    I believe there are - ask t8ups he will be able to tell you. Think the unit is around £15 for each side from Audi (i.e. £30 for the pair) and then they need to be coded. Perhaps somebody with better knowledge can tell you more.
    Seconded! I bought all my LEDs from t8ups and they are all spot on !
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    Got mine from EBay, they've been fitted for 18 months with no problems. User Rhyso on here has the same ones too with no issues.

    Look at this on eBay:


    AUDI A3 A4 S3 Q7 TT NUMBER PLATE LED BULB white 239 C5W


    http://bit.ly/S8QQyu
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Got mine from EBay, they've been fitted for 18 months with no problems. User Rhyso on here has the same ones too with no issues.

    Look at this on eBay:


    AUDI A3 A4 S3 Q7 TT NUMBER PLATE LED BULB white 239 C5W


    http://bit.ly/S8QQyu
    Ive tried a few sets of LED bulbs and all of them have thrown up errors :-( cant find any that dont set off the canbus system :-(

    Thats why I thought maybe new units would sort the problem
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    Well our cars are around the same age and have never had any errors with these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Well our cars are around the same age and have never had any errors with these...
    Thats the annoying thing I know loads of forum memebers with no problems with the bulbs but I have tried so many times and just get a dash warning and they dont light up? Sensitive system maybe?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesO View Post
    Thats the annoying thing I know loads of forum memebers with no problems with the bulbs but I have tried so many times and just get a dash warning and they dont light up? Sensitive system maybe?????
    That happened when I fitted mine, just turn the bulb the other way in the holder.
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    Will these work with my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    That happened when I fitted mine, just turn the bulb the other way in the holder.
    Ok I'm going to order the ones you suggested and try again thanks mate
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    I tried many different types in mine and none worked

    So I decided to wire a 5w bulb insde the boot to the connector on back of the handle/light unit and bought the cheap LED festoon bulbs (non canbus, no resistors etc) the standard bulb inside boot tricks​ the canbus into working and staying on

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    Will these work with my car?

    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Got mine from EBay, they've been fitted for 18 months with no problems. User Rhyso on here has the same ones too with no issues.

    Look at this on eBay:


    AUDI A3 A4 S3 Q7 TT NUMBER PLATE LED BULB white 239 C5W


    http://bit.ly/S8QQyu
    They work!!! Ok there is a knack to fitting these which I wasn't aware of so for those who are thinking of doing it this is how to do it.. Don't do it in daylight use a torch and do it at dusk.. Don't turn on the ignition don't even put the key in just turn the sidelights on so the number plates light up.. From here you can remove the holders and insert the led's, the LEDs move the connectors when you put them in so using a torch to see into the unit as you put them in wiggling the connectors till the light comes on..

    This is where I went wrong before I didn't realise that with the ignition off dis doesn't register an error when the light comes on and off so you can fiddle till you get the connection right without dis turning the lights off and registering and error It's fiddly but they do work eventually.. I also bought some new m3 10mm screws to replace the worn ones in the lens..

    Hope this helps someone..

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    they look really bright or is it just the picture?

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    Don't do it there crap. Mine kept flickering and then error codes came up. Save your money matey

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    Cheers, went with t8ups instead

 

 

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