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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Kaab0, Aug 23, 2009.

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    Just an enquiry anyone fitted led number plate festoons and had the added benefit of no bulb out dash error? Im having no joy!!
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    youll need to add resistors to trick the system kaab
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    They look good.

    I've done mine - but by 'tricking' the Quattro.............I snook them in whilst it was asleep!

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    Let us know how you get on with those ones.

    I've also updated the lamps 'in' the boot too!

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    Very smart Rich!!! Nice!!!!! So come on, how no bulb error? Wheres the source?? Any link on which ones you used. Ive tried the ones in the link i supplied but still get an error..... so i returned them!!:confused: I would possibly update boot ones too ......
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    Thanks Stu, You have the same and no error?? Think those have problems on the B7 but not 100% sure.
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    I've got a resistor in the boot.....
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    Rich, What rating resistors did you use in parallel with your numberplate Leds?? OHM/Wattage :salute:
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    There quite large is that for the numberplate leds or the boot mod you completed? Didnt think numberplate needed such great resistors??
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    I'm sorry mate - didn't note it down.......

    Why don't you remove a bulb and temporarily wire the resistor in it's place - if it's the right resistance - you won't get a code when you switch your ignition on.
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    you git, you just made me buy some, i do like your boot light show, are your light positions factory spec or did you make your own up?
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    LOL I replaced the standard festoon with a red led, then used two existing holes in the boot lid to mount a couple of 382 led bulbs I had spare :idea:
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    Just fitted my ones today, must say the new bulbs are slightly longer and a bit of modding to the bulb holders was needed, but heres there look now

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    Mine arrived in the post today also. All fitted and look sweet.

    Like Turkster said, a little bit longer than the originals but just some bending of the clips of the holder to make the contact and job done!
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    have you got details of the guy from ebay/product you bought?
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    Sometimes I feel so stupid :wacko:
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    Just a quick question, do these LEDs just fit in the normal bulb holder or does there need to be any soldering etc?
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    Normal holder
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    just waiting for some spare time to fit...need to sneak away from the wife...
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    I bought some, thought my wait was over??? But they still bring up the bulb out dash warning on my fussy B7 :confused: . May just have to go the full route of fitting load resistors which i didnt want to do!!!!!!! Give up on these No Error Leds.......:banghead: Oh well, yet another return.........
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    Is there anything that would give me less light? I couldn't think of anything worse than lighting up my rear number plate for the world to see. Come on guys, surely there's more exciting things than number plate LEDs...lol
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    it's not the so much the increased light, it's the colour of the light that makes it a better option...

    fitted them and still have the error code though....
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    Spot on mate......I have spent the last 20 years trying to get my bike number plate invisible to camera's and as small as possible :search: and now i get into cars....People are lighting their number plates up like Christmas tree's..:)
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    paddy,
    just take it off ! thats what i do, its exactly the same fine as having a small one on mate, looks a stack better too.
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    Hi Lea
    Maybe i could borrow your plate when ya not using it.....:laugh:
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    No need paddy, got plenty of em LOL:whistle2:
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    I thought abuse would follow after my comments, glad there is someone wih the same F- the police mentality!

    Have you seen these number plate flippers/hiders you can obtain? Very useful on your bike, not so helpful on my tailgate....sod it, I might just remove my front 1....I've got black and silver plates which the police don't like. They have tried to fine me twice but there isn't a specific offence code that covers it only font size, shape and spacing which mine conform to. Even had a letter of apology when I appealed a fine! Haha, Craig 1, Police 0....for now lol :angrymod:
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