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    Afternoon all.

    Just wondering. Fitted led sidelights there. Getting around 10 flashes post turning the lights off.

    Is something i should be concerned about?


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    not its normal vectra dont like leds mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    not its normal vectra dont like leds mate
    Cool. Thanks

    Interested to see what they look like later this eve. Have 8500k hids so the candescent sidelights made it look terrible so keen to see the difference.

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    your better with mtec sidelights mate tbh there not led but match xenons

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    all it is is the car checking if the bulbs are working, you might get an error as leds use less voltage than standard bulbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_sri150 View Post
    all it is is the car checking if the bulbs are working, you might get an error as leds use less voltage than standard bulbs
    thanks. If i were to kit all the inside lights (apart from dash ) and number plate bulbs of my pre face sri, is there a anywhere on the forum that lists all the bulbs i'd need, or should i just whip em out and do it that way.

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    I have a mix of various LED 501 lamps in my GSi ..... sidelights, interior overhead and map lights, interior rear courtesy lamps and rear plate lamps. I love how everything is white instead of yellowy-white.

    Just think about the mounting direction of each lamp before you chose an appropriate design of LED for that position:

    Front overhead - down pointing so lamps with end mounted SMDs needed.

    Front map - again, down pointing.

    This type would be better suited : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/W5W-501-168-T1...item19c4388388

    Rear courtesy - side facing LEDs required.

    Rear plate - side facing LEDs again.

    This time a design such as this would be better: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-X-T10-25-SMD...item27bb21e677


    I am not endorsing the particular sellers in either case, I am just using the picture of their products to illustrate the design type I have used for each position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    I have a mix of various LED 501 lamps in my GSi ..... sidelights, interior overhead and map lights, interior rear courtesy lamps and rear plate lamps. I love how everything is white instead of yellowy-white.

    Just think about the mounting direction of each lamp before you chose an appropriate design of LED for that position:

    Front overhead - down pointing so lamps with end mounted SMDs needed.

    Front map - again, down pointing.

    This type would be better suited : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/W5W-501-168-T1...item19c4388388

    Rear courtesy - side facing LEDs required.

    Rear plate - side facing LEDs again.

    This time a design such as this would be better: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-X-T10-25-SMD...item27bb21e677


    I am not endorsing the particular sellers in either case, I am just using the picture of their products to illustrate the design type I have used for each position.
    Thanks.

    I see what you mean by down pointing and side facing. Makes sense.

    Again, IF i was to go with the suggested links, would these cause cambus errors.

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    The only warnings, etc I get in a full CanBus GSi is the odd left sidelight warning - maybe once or twice in 2-3 weeks.

    The lamp check pulsing you have seen only affects the sidelights and rear plate lamps and as it is not visible in daylight and not an MoT check point, it is not an MoT test fail or advisory.

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    k. cheers for that. Will see how they go over next few days and take it from there,

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