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    hi all, does any one have any idea why when ive fitted led side lights, i now have an illuminated dash symbol telling me to check them?

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    Because the resistance in LED bulbs is much much lower than in ordinary bulbs. The light check system measures resistance at each bulb and will report a failure to you if the resistance is too low, which it will be with LEDs. You can get rid of the warning by wiring some resistors into the sidelight wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twaiter View Post
    hi all, does any one have any idea why when ive fitted led side lights, i now have an illuminated dash symbol telling me to check them?
    Hi Mate, alot people use these instead of led's, they give off a slightly bluey white light when on, and are legal.
    MTEC XENON SUPER WHITE 501 W5W WEDGE BULBS SIDELIGHTS

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    Thanks for that link Badback - I did a Buy It Now on them yesterday, they arrived today and I've just fitted them. Well pleased with the result, nice to get rid of that yellowish sidelight next to the HIDs

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    hi mate, yeh they do look good, plus the light will still bounce off the surrounding case rather than led just projecting! mine looks nice though just the light is ennoying thats all.

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