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    Hi guys i have just fitted a set of LED side light bulbs but now i have a fault reading on the dash. also when the side lights are switched off they flash intermittantly about once every three seconds.. any1 got any ideas why this is happening. and what i can do to sort it out..

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    leds dont work in the Vectra

    but there is a fix some think to do with a resistor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    leds dont work in the Vectra

    but there is a fix some think to do with a resistor
    They work perfectly when they are switched on and they only flash when they are off, for about 10mins they stop so is somthing i could live with its just the dash warning that was annoying me most..

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    I've just found this out myself. After going through some slight discomfort in changing the dipped beams for night breakers, i thought i'd change the side lights for the free LED ones that came with the night breakers.

    All that effort, sliced arms and swearing to find the flipping things cause an error!

    The worst bit was knowing i'd have to put the standard bulbs back.

    Oh well

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    If you go to maplins and buy 2 resistors (item L22R) and wire them across the s/light wires, they will cure your problems,well they have on mine, but you know how finicky a vec-c can be!
    Last edited by tyreman; 18th November 2008 at 20:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin177 View Post
    I've just found this out myself. After going through some slight discomfort in changing the dipped beams for night breakers, i thought i'd change the side lights for the free LED ones that came with the night breakers.

    All that effort, sliced arms and swearing to find the flipping things cause an error!

    The worst bit was knowing i'd have to put the standard bulbs back.

    Oh well
    did you notice thet yours flash when u fist un-lock / lock the car for about 10mins.. looks pretty cool in the dark when parked.. lol looks like some kind of gucci alam.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyreman View Post
    If you go to maplins and buy 2 resistors (item L22R) and wire them across the s/light wires, they will cure your problems.
    wiked nice 1 mate

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    With the the resistors i still get the s/lights flash when the car is unlocked, but the main thing is the display doesn't show a warning with the engine running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyreman View Post
    With the the resistors i still get the s/lights flash when the car is unlocked, but the main thing is the display doesn't show a warning with the engine running.
    Yeah you will do as the car is still pulsing a small current through the lighting circuit. The resistor only gives the car the resistance its looking for so it doesn't think a lamp has blown - the led's have a much lower resistance than the filiment lamps.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    yea so if their is less resistance it finds a fault. i got the same problem i bought a set of HID'S and their alot less power than standard bulbs so always reads a fault does my head in. but u can buy a warning cancellor as far as im aware???

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