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    hi just want to pick your brains for your experiances of 501 led sidelight bulbs (canbus friendly) seen some on ebay 8 smd and 13 smd..has any body used these or have views on them..just fitted my mtec h7 s today now want side lights to look as good..thanks in advance....

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showpo...37&postcount=6

    They strobe but dont give warning..

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    I have been using led's for some time now. For side lights, interior and in the rear number plate light holders.

    I decided to get 4 spares this time from an eBay seller. I thought best to try them to make sure they work. After two days three failed. The seller was good about it and I'm receiving a refund shortly.

    I then ordered 4 more spares from where I normally get them. They are more expensive but they have come in and are working without fault.

    http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/501-err...ite-p-497.html

    I might have just been very unlucky but I'm going to stick with Hids direct in the future.

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    I use Mtec. They are not LED, but do a good job though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    I use Mtec. They are not LED, but do a good job though.
    As above got feed up with the strobing

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    I won't use LEDs anymore. The strobing was odd but didn't bother me too much.

    I replaced my number plate lights with LEDs, then 4 months later the lights stopped working altogether. It cost me the best part of £700 to fix the problem as the REC was broken.
    It could be a coincidence, but since the lights were canbus controlled I can't help but think that the LEDs did not agree with the cars electronics and cause the REC to give up.

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-CANBUS-T...item3f0ccf7111,

    Ive these in mine, no problems, except the afore mentioned strobing!

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