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Can-Bus sidelight bulbs 501 W5W LED

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by LiveWire, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. LiveWire

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  3. LiveWire

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    BUMP, anyone please?
     
  4. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    i thought all 501's were the same?
     
  5. LiveWire

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    Was just worried about the " for cars with sidelight bulb warning and Canbus systems" I dont know what a canbus system is?!!

    Anyway ordered a set so I will let you know if any good :eek:)
     
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    canbus is self communication to the ECU like automatic fault finding i think. So the warning is regarding the bulb, is probably if it stops working. Almost seems pointless of them to say that though
     
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    i think.... the canbus stops the ecu throwing up a dud bulb warning. Because the LEDs are a lower power bulb, without the CANBUS the ECU would think that you have a blown bulb and would throw up the fault even tho the bulb is working fine...
     
  8. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    that makes more sense!
     
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    gavin89 Wana go Low gotta go Slow

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    I'm don't think 8Ls even have CANBUS interfaced to the Sidelights. I thought its for the new 8P, B7 and B8s etc with their much more fancy lights and CAN Gateway. Vagcom Group 19 is not available on 8Ls.
     
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    I just bought £20 worth of 501 Led sidelights with Canbus and guess what, they don't work, comes up bulb failure. Mine is 06 plate, recommend any that will work?

    These are the ones I purchased, apparently they should work on my car with the bulb warning system...
    501 LED Super Bright White Canbus: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
     

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