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Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by tintiningram, Aug 2, 2014.

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    Im looking at relacing my rear lights as It got cracked witch will look better ? As i've got the old style lights
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    Personally I'd stick to OEM. Think they look cleaner. Maybe change the orange indicator bulb that shows through for an LED.
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    That's what I was thinking the top set are led standard but I am working my way through the car replacing with leds I just need to fine a pare of decent of 2002 rear lights for decent money
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    I've been looking for a pair of oems too for about 2 yrs, very expensive new or 2nd hand for what they are, good luck!
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    Yeah they aren't cheap witch is strange really , my other half likes the aftermarket led ones it would be nice if the ome ones had clear indicator lenses
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    Have to admit, i quite like the aftermarket LED ones, but i fancy the tinted :) any pics of them on car?
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    I just asked if the lights would effect the canbus system and I was told they've never had any complaints with the lights witch is a plus it would be good to see them on a car
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    It's not the canbus system per se, it's the bulb check unit in the car. If they do ping an error, you can just add a resistor in to trick it.
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    Ah right :sm4: what size resistor would work
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    Usually about a 100R 5-10w resistor does the trick. Ideally try and get the metal heatsink ones ;) they last longer...
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    Cool cheers for the info :)
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