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Disable "Bulb out" warning for Licence Plate LED's

ion2211 Sep 26, 2017

  1. ion2211

    ion2211 Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have LED bulbs for my licence plate and the "bulb out" warning light comes on intermittently.

    It only seems to come on when the lights are turned on, therefore I assume, it's the Hot Diagnostic bulbs check.

    Is there any way to disable this using VCDS?

    Thanks
     
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  3. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green TFSI Owners Group Silver Supporter Team Sprint Audi S3 Manual

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    Not sure if you can code it out but i would say if you bought from @t8ups you will have no probs with ur lights as his are a canbus error free
     
  4. ion2211

    ion2211 Active Member

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    Thanks but I quite like the bulbs I already have, it's just a pity that they are not canbus.

    Ideally i would just like to code it out using vagcom and was wondering if anyone else has managed this..
     
  5. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green TFSI Owners Group Silver Supporter Team Sprint Audi S3 Manual

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    i never had to code them out on my 57 S3 due to getting canbus error free one's so not sure if they can be done through vcd's maybe chatting to @t8ups might help as he is the lights man and happily give you advice
     
  6. chr999chr

    chr999chr New Member

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    I had that fault on mine but it was just a bad connection. All was good when it was parked but when i went over a particular bump or corner the warning would pop up on the dash.
     
  7. KrisKrk

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    I sorted this out with load resistor, snipped in parallel with bulbs on wiring.
    This however caused the flash with computer bulb checks every 30 seconds.
    All sorted now with relay and load resistor wired in.
    No DIS warning and no led strobe.

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  8. ion2211

    ion2211 Active Member

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    FYI, this is easily do-able with VCDS

    Module 46 > channel 192 > change from 3 to 0
     
  9. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant Gold Supporter Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi S-line owners group Le Mans Edition Manual

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    Only if had vcds and knew whats where.
    Also, relay will sort out indicators and fogs and vcds will not


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  10. ion2211

    ion2211 Active Member

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    Fair enough but thread is specifically about licence plate bulbs.

    Also, dont really like the idea of resistors.
     
  11. niedzial1983

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    Cannot be disabled on a6 c6 using vcds

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  13. guyzza75

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    Had to fit resistors in mine when I fitted LED number plate lights, the LEDS use less voltage than the 12 v standard and therefore the car thinks there is bulbs out and flashes the light up.. you can buy new lights woth resistors built in or just buy canbus resistors online ..
     
  14. niedzial1983

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    Led number plates work without any resistors, ones from a5 are good.

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  15. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green TFSI Owners Group Silver Supporter Team Sprint Audi S3 Manual

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    Might be worth getting a loom from @t8ups saves any errors appearing
     
  16. Dynamo86

    Dynamo86 New Member

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    I had the same issue, I selected an option in vcds that told the car LED bulbs were installed and now no more bulb error.
     

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