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Rear LED indicators--dont do it!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ALPINE, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    wow... what a difference. a sharp on and off..... looks like the new beemas and mercs indicators. will get some for the fronts now for sure.

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    just the map lights, reverse, fronts and brakes to do now and im all LED

    EDIT... HAZARDS WORK OK, BUT INDICATORS FLASH TOO FAST!
     
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  3. Broken Byzan

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    WELL COME ON THEN, PICS/VID OF EM WORKING.....lol

    I meant to shout to wake you up you lazy get !!
     
  4. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i tryed to take a pic with em working.. but they flash suprisingly!! lol ill try again later! lol
     
  5. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Linky??
     
  6. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Ohand nice speakers too, I have the floor standing ones ;)
     
  7. S3 Rav

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    i agree on the speakers!!
     
  8. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    thanks, Those speakers sound lovley. im using these as fronts atm as i have a 1 year old and i like my Kef floor standers in 1 piece. lol


    As for the LEDS, dont bother with them... hazards work fine but just came back from shopping and the indicators flash as if there was a bulb out! Ahh well... live and learn as they say!
     
  9. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Ah well, not to worry!
     
  10. Mr.G

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    There must be a way of changing all the light bulbs in brakes, indicators, reverse, side etc to LED without having the car think theres a bulb out. Resistors attached to the LED normally fix the problem dont they?

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  11. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    yeh thats all the "warning safe"are. I cant be arsed, ill send em back and get me moneys back. sellers olny 5 mins from me so maybe he could sort some in the future. Shame they did flash nice! (with hazards!)
     
  12. Mr.G

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    So can you buy warning safes? Or something that must be modified yourself?

    I'm interested in doing a complete LED change, love LED lights, they look sooooo much better!

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    Having just spoken to Autobulbsdirect.co.uk they confirm that it can be done simply but soldering a resistor into the light fitting outputs (+) (-) and fit the bulb, fooling the car into thinking that the bulb is correct and drawing the correct current.

    I might look into this, unfortunately this does mean a resistor for each bulb. So....

    1 for Sidelight (rear)
    1 for Brake Light
    1 for indicator (front and rear)

    The resistors get hot and therefore need ventilation. Perhaps I'll get my electronics expert mate to give me a hand.

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  14. jojo

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    CanBus wiring huh? I wonder if my non CanBus S3 will have these problems with LED bulbs fitted?
     
  15. JD09

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    Don't bother with DIY resistors, they get far too hot in the housings. You can buy resistor'd LED side lights now, so might be able to find a company that supplies the same for bayonet bulbs as well as wedge type bulbs . . .
     
  16. Mr.G

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    Yes I know they get hot see my above post....

    I don't know of any manufacturers making the resister inside these bulbs!

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    The ones i had fitted to my A4 for the LED tails cam in quite large heatsinks, iirc were around £10 delivered
     
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    Any links Byzan?
     
  19. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    Was thinking the same thing. i been to halfrads now and got some nice orange ones! i want a easy life!
     
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    Ah right, I thought you meant you had LED bulbs with inbuilt resistors. Shame :)
     
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    If the hazards flash ok but the indicators don't then sounds like a faulty relay. Not sure how one can work and not the other with the same LED bulbs?
     
  24. Broken Byzan

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    well no, the hazard relay is driving 4 x bulbs where as the indicators flash only 2 x bulbs so will flash loads faster due to the missing load of the LED "bulb"
     

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