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LED DRL's without having to install the resistors !!

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by wyliss, May 17, 2012.

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    As title realy. Any suppliers?
    Cheers
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    BUMP
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    Ive tried three sets off ebay so far, all claiming canbus all went back, given up now
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    You'd have thought somebody would have designed a set by now !
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    I know people on here have got some off ebay and they work fine but i cant find 'em!

    Might just go down the resistor route, not hard and i'll know it will work for sure
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    I'll go down the resistor route now after a few ebay failures !
    Who is the best trusted supplier?
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    Try 2xcite - had no problems with their head and tail lights and also all resistors were built into the units.

    I have a review on my blog; Ryan-LDN | Something for Someone, Somewhere!: New DRL Headlights!
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    Hi
    Thanks for the info. I 've had a look but they don't sell the lamps on their own. I am after the P21W lamp for both my DRL's. I already have OEM xenons fitted so no point in swapping lamp units.
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    I'd highly recommend the CREE style LED's - you still need resistors but they're very bright!
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    Wyliss did you manage to sort your quirey??. So am I right in thinking you can use DRLS with cars that have factory xennons ??
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    Cree Style LED's ??

    Tell me more

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    I've got oem bi-xenons on my B7 and absolutely hate the look of the halogen DRLs...bluuurgghhh :( Anyway after a bit of research, came across these CREE LEDs (1156 is same as 382 fitting used in UK), however they may require a resistor so may not be suitable...have emailed the seller to ask him if they're canbus friendly:
    1156 S25 Single Filament Cree + SMD Light Bulbs - Turn Signal Lights, Corner Lights, Reverse Lights, and more!

    Alternatively many A4 owners across the pond recommend these bulbs:
    Amazon.com: Pilot XC-1156W Xenon White HID Chrome Coated Glass Bulb: Automotive

    Problem is these are 27w whereas the stock bulbs are 21w so could potentially melt the housing :(
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    i have Cree 1156 bulbs in stock. i also have a plug and play type resistor but need to check the fitment on them.
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    Hi
    Still haven't sorted it. It's a must having the resistors !
    Cree maybe hopeful.
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