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Sidelight replacement with LED's

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by imported_ChristianF, Apr 4, 2006.

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    [Apr 4, 2006]
    I have some LED replacements for my sidelights but all they do is flash when i put them in, how can I stop this from happening?

    i have tried putting a resistor across the bulb and this stops it flashing but it gets really hot and i'm worried about it melting the headlight plastic.

    anyone else done this? I have seen a TT with them in and as I have xenons in my car i would like the led's to work as the sidelights look too yellow!
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    Get some Philips Blue vision H6W's HERE

    They're very good, maybe not as good as LED's but at least you don't have to wire in a resistor the size of a house brick...................

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    Got those already, not v.happy with them.
    Plus, i've had the seals on the headlights replaced by audi recently and now one of my sidelights is n/w and a xenon is going on and off intermittantly
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    I have LED sidelights in my A4 they are modifed ba9s but you can now get h6w fitment. Mine work ok along side my xenons but i do not have DIS on the car. They would not work in my wifes A3 which has DIS.The bulbs are also a h5w fitting.
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    Mine doesn't have the DIS either, I had a bulb gone for ages and it didn't show anything up.

    Its as if I have DIS but not the in car display.

    I have the H6W bulbs, but as mentioned before they just flash!
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    [Apr 11, 2006]
    Mine are from http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/
    also try Waks web site as he has the ba9s in his tt, drop him a line he may be able to help you.
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    Is it easy to install the LED wedge bulbs, I have big bucket hands, I be honest and not checked yet under the bonnet properly to see whats what!
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    have you tried the leds on a seperate 12v supply.
    E.G. on the interior. If they overheat they will flash, they are so close to the main beam that they will fry in a couple of mins.
    the only solution i can think of for this is to fit a hid conversion to the main as they as supposed to produce a lot less heat.
    A hid conversion for my dipped is high on the list of things wanted, but at the moment i think a remap is the highest priority.
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    Any news on those leds yet?
    i have just put some 1W leds i found on ebay in the front of mine.
    They are very bright and very white, but they are just as easy to fry as all the rest of them.
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    [Aug 28, 2006]
    Another suggestion is to use a ceramic resistor with heat shrink around it. Those dissipate heat a lot better than your standard grade resistor.
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    Can any one advise how the resistor is wired in - does it matter what wire it is wired in to??
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    It needs to be wired accross the ground and pwr lines, basically bridging the connections....what your're doing is decreasing the overall resistance across the bulb.
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    So basically, its just wired in to the 2 wires that are already in the bulb holder??
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    Can any one advise, I'd like to try and get them installed tomorrow if possible??
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    [Sep 23, 2006]
    Anyone??
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    Yes !!
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