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Interior LED map lights

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Lemon S3, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Lemon S3
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    Lemon S3 Alex

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    I got a couple of LED map light bulbs off a mate who had a couple spare n they don't work. They do work when you put them on a battery though. Wondered if anyone had any insight to this problem?
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    Pretty sure they are polarised so try them the other way around... had this with the glove box LED on mine when I recently swapped all my interior bulbs for LEDs... glove box didn't work, turned the bulb around and bingo...

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    +1 for polarity, I've done all my lights now and a few were the wrong way round, swapped it and that sorted it
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    Yeh that's the case for the dome type bulbs as had that issue with my number plate lights but I'm having trouble with the map lights which look like sidelight bulbs. They have 5 LEDs on them, 1 on the end and 4 round the edge.
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    the only way you will get them to work is swap the wiring around on the light unit.

    did you still want the H7's led kit? we kept missing each others calls.

    PM me and we can talk through it.

    Thanks
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    Done all my interior leds.as mentioned just turning them around should solve the problem.think with my map lights i had to bend the contacts slightly as they werent making a good connection
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