LED Plate Bulb Resistors?!

buzzkip

Registered User
Hi all,

I purchased two LED bulbs for my number plate, but they just flicker and the 'bulb failure' warning comes on. I was advised to install resistors so the company sent me them.

Does anyone know how to fit these resistors on a MY 2010-2011 A3??


Thank you :)
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
i bought some decent bulbs in the first place, no resistors, no problems....good show :)
 

buzzkip

Registered User
Where did you get them? :) But also, if someone could answer the topic question that'd be great!
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
no idea and no idea haha.....theres plenty of info on decent bulbs, pay ya money normally means uou get quality, use search is best advice i can give if you havent already ;)
 

Paullie

Banana Menace!
VCDS Map User
As Rhymesaka and Silky have said, there is no other way to go - to date - other than fitting the resistors for 2010/2011 A3's. I paid £40 a pair of number plate light units that claimed to be Canbus compatible and for 2010+ A3's from German Ebay, but even these were no good. :( x
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
errrm you dont always need resistors..... depends what ya get and how lucky you are :)
 

Paullie

Banana Menace!
VCDS Map User
errrm you dont always need resistors..... depends what ya get and how lucky you are :)

Soz buddy, didn't know you could get LED plate bulbs to work straight out of the box on an MY10 or MY11 A3/S3. Good show if you got lucky though, lol! Which bulbs did you buy? :wub: x
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
PAulie...honestly? no frickin idea :) used one of the links in the FAQs section ;)
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
2009..... might be the difference
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Yer, I think its 2010+ when they changed the bulb system...
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
Yer, I think its 2010+ when they changed the bulb system...

i think its more to do with the ECU version isn't it? pre facelifts also had bulb issues, very sporadic
 

audicruiser

Audi Heaven
i think its more to do with the ECU version isn't it? pre facelifts also had bulb issues, very sporadic

The later cars use a different method of checking the circuitry for bulb out warnings etc...
 
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