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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nathan_wilson, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. nathan_wilson
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    i have put some LEDs in on rear number plate. and they come on but only for about 5 seconds then turning off.

    anyone know anything about this? im thinking i will need new or modified carriers for them??

    cheers, nathan
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    YEAH HAD SAME PROBLEM LAST WEEK SOMITH TO DO WITH A RESITOR OR SOME THINGING I JUST BOUGHT SOME MORE OFF EBAY TODAY WHICH WERE ABIT MORE EXPENSIVE BUT SAYS NO EROOR CODES ..... WITH MINE IF I KEPT 1 STD BULB AND 1LED BULB IN IT WORKED ILL LET YA KNOW HOW I GET ON WHEN I GET THEM IN THE POST =)
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  3. nathan_wilson
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    yer thats the exact thing that happened to me

    cause i bought some cheap ones off ebay for 4.95 lol

    so yer if they work could u pm me and let me know which ones they were and i can get the same :D

    cheers mate
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    Loads of threads on this issue have a search. On my 2010 car I havent found a set that work yet but I know 2009 cars back some people have found some that work
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    thankyou
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    nelson19uk There's no poke without smoke!

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    I got THESE ones from ebay. A pair for £9.87 delivered and they have resistors with a heat sink built in. Worked first time without any problems
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    I have already messaged Santa for a my10 solution. He still hasn't got back to me. Times like this you wish you had an older car.
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    Here you go, just taken it for you
    [​IMG]
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    I'll get a pic later on for you. Wife has got the car at her work. I have the festoon replacements on my Caddy van which are good but not as good as the unit replacement.
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    I got some of those and they've worked really well for a year. Once I'd installed them the right way round & worked out that the heat sink was shorting out on the copper contact prongs... I paid a bit more for them & company I got them from has gone bust anyway, so use Rob's linky.

    Nelson - can you see yours from space? That's quite a few LEDs there fella...
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    Does look good! They easy to install? just plug and play?
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    i got some via a link in the ebay thread last week, think the same link above? fitted last night and absolutely bob on...£15 pair
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    they are quite bright. Finish the car off nicely though. The light spectrum matches the BI-xenon's nicely. The best ones I've seen. I went through trials and tribulations with LED's I have a sweety tin full of them now (one of those fases). lol
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    I'll be fitting mine this evening, same seller/bulb.
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    I got those from the link above but they look nothing like that picture? Very dull compared to that? Also they were about 10mm longer than my standard bulbs, so i had to slightly bend the connecters, do you think they may have sent me the wrong ones?

    Ta
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    just ran outside and got a quick photo [​IMG]
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    They're no good - they make the number plate look blurred LOL!!!!!!!!! :laugh:

    Seriously - they look good. Might have a dabble !
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    they are anti speed camera leds :laugh: on a serious note they are very bright and white they look brighter than bmw's and lexus' leds so im happy and for a few quid if they do mess up then they dont cost the world to replace do they
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    nice 1

    cheers for all feedback everyone

    ordered same as ones youve got mate :D
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    Per pair mate. They are a bit more expensive. but the quality is cracking and they are problem free.
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    nice one cheers mate
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    at the time all i could afford was the ones ive got now they do me fine but obviously the more expensive ones are going to be better quality i wish i saved up a bit but never mine eh for the price of the ones i bought i think they do well
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    I spent over half an hour fitting these bulbs last night, in all possibly orientations, with no joy. Bending the contact tabs to different positions made no difference either, and the bulbs that WERE in there (that threw up errors, but came on with the UNLOCK fob button) no longer work. All four bulbs tested fine with a battery, but won't work in the car. Fed up!
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