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DONT ever fit LED side lights!!!!!!!!

khalil Jul 18, 2008

  1. khalil

    khalil Member

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    ok a word of warning to those who might like to fit LED side lights, i fitted them today and got to say they looked so so good, and the brightnest of them was just amazing, well to get them working you have to fit a RESISTOR, which i did, but before that i always like to do my research and i found out from people on other forums that the RESISTOR gets HOT, so after fitting them i went foor i little drive for around 20 min with the side lights on just to check if everythings ok, so when i got back home opened the bonnent and thought let me touch the RESISTOR to see how hot it is lol, and flipping hell it was HOT! and when i mean HOT i mean HOT like a flipping soldering iron, so i burned my fingers lol, and on top of that the caseing of the headlight got melted a little, so warning to those who want to fit them, DONT!!!!
     
  2. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

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  3. khalil

    khalil Member

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    really where have you mounted them, i had them in the headlight casing but as you know there is very little space in them
     
  4. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    As suggested mount them externally of the lightsin the engine bay and that allows some ventilation. Also mount them to a metal surface which acts a heat sink and takes the heat away from the resistor body a lot quicker than air will.
     
  5. jonnyc

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    PIAA do a specific kit to run on the MK5 golfs includes a resistor pack and the leds.. IIRC its around 70quid..
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    hey mitch, u got a thread or image of your drl install fella, just intrigued to see working, thanks.

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