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LED Plate Bulb Resistors?!

buzzkip Sep 6, 2011

  1. buzzkip

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    Hi all,

    I purchased two LED bulbs for my number plate, but they just flicker and the 'bulb failure' warning comes on. I was advised to install resistors so the company sent me them.

    Does anyone know how to fit these resistors on a MY 2010-2011 A3??


    Thank you :)
     
  2. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    i bought some decent bulbs in the first place, no resistors, no problems....good show :)
     
  3. buzzkip

    buzzkip Member

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    Where did you get them? :) But also, if someone could answer the topic question that'd be great!
     
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    no idea and no idea haha.....theres plenty of info on decent bulbs, pay ya money normally means uou get quality, use search is best advice i can give if you havent already ;)
     
  6. Pauljamescaton

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    I bought these:

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    And wrapped 2x 220Ω around the pins on each numberplate bulb holders, no soldering involved... had them in for around 4 months now and no problems.....

    Easy enough if you crave this mod.....
     
  7. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    As Rhymesaka and Silky have said, there is no other way to go - to date - other than fitting the resistors for 2010/2011 A3's. I paid £40 a pair of number plate light units that claimed to be Canbus compatible and for 2010+ A3's from German Ebay, but even these were no good. :( x
     
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    errrm you dont always need resistors..... depends what ya get and how lucky you are :)
     
  9. buzzkip

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    Soz buddy, didn't know you could get LED plate bulbs to work straight out of the box on an MY10 or MY11 A3/S3. Good show if you got lucky though, lol! Which bulbs did you buy? :wub: x
     
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    PAulie...honestly? no frickin idea :) used one of the links in the FAQs section ;)
     
  13. Silky-S3

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    What year is your car mate?
     
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    2009..... might be the difference
     
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    Yer, I think its 2010+ when they changed the bulb system...
     
  16. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Never mind, Dude. Thanks anyway :wub: x
     
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    i think its more to do with the ECU version isn't it? pre facelifts also had bulb issues, very sporadic
     
  18. audicruiser

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    The later cars use a different method of checking the circuitry for bulb out warnings etc...
     

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