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    If I put LED 501 bulbs in other places like the number plate light, interior lights, etc, will they bring on the warning light?

    I have replaced the headlight bulbs with xenon bulbs and want to now replace all the other exterior/interior bulbs with white ones.

    Whats the best way to do this without bring on any warning lights?

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    you can get non canbus error sidelight bulbs from ebay quite cheaply, i have some and they are great and the interior bulbs dont have bulb checking so they are ok and i dont think the numberplate has bulb checking either (take a bulb out and see?)
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    Although a blown numberplate bulb won't throw up a bulb fail error, the bulb check circuit still flows through it, hence previous comments of the LEDs strobing when fitted.

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    i have led bulbs fitted in reg plate and all interior lights, no errors at all

    the reg plate ones do strobe but interior just seem to have a very very very dim glow that you can only notice when looking at bulb

    The canbus free ones are hit and miss IMO, there are plenty out there that claim to not throw errors up but do

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    I bought some canbus leds for the rear interior light today and I'm having problems, basically once you put both of them in the front interior light cuts out and all the other lights, switches etc start to flash, the rears dont ligjt up together either

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