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    I know that our cars do not like LEDs' and someone posted this week, Cant find it though, he had leds and they flickered for about a minute after turning ignition off but will these do the same, opinions please peoples...

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    These are the ones that ive got fitted in the rear number plate and ive got the same as this but with a chip for the canbus system but at the momment only the rears are available as the front ones are flickering so Crazyleds have gone back to supplyer to get it sorted and i must say they are very bright i did try the ones above with a single smd but they are not bright enough

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    The number plate bulb is not checked by the Car (canbus system - although the canbus has nothing to do with it really)
    So you can put normal lamps in there or LEDs - it doesn't matter.

    If you want to check, then just remove the lamps completely from the number plate and start the car - no bulb check errors.

    You can also replace all the interior lights for LEDs too, as i did:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89877
    Last edited by ghostrider; 31st August 2009 at 20:55.

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    I have LED's in the same location and never had a problem with flickering or anything else. Work perfectly.

    Will get a pic tomorrow if required, cant be bothered right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    The number plate bulb is not checked by the Car (canbus system - although the canbus has nothing to do with it really)
    So you can put normal lamps in there or LEDs - it doesn't matter.

    If you want to check, then just remove the lamps completely from the number plate and start the car - no bulb check errors.

    You can also replace all the interior lights for LEDs too, as i did:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89877
    Already done the interior, just need a small powerstation now...

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86669

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    Already done the interior, just need a small powerstation now...

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86669

    Puts my single Leds to shame matey. Although i must admit, even the single Leds are brighter than the normal lamps. I'll bet you need sunglasses at night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2wales View Post
    These are the ones that ive got fitted in the rear number plate and ive got the same as this but with a chip for the canbus system but at the momment only the rears are available as the front ones are flickering so Crazyleds have gone back to supplyer to get it sorted and i must say they are very bright i did try the ones above with a single smd but they are not bright enough

    Ordered and on their way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    Ordered and on their way.....
    Good choice they are very bright the same ones on mine

    The light on the road are from the number plate lights
    Last edited by 3.2wales; 5th September 2009 at 20:45.

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    Done a small mod to my glovebox light too taday, got rid of the 8 Led festoon bulb ( too bluish for my liking ) and fitted 18 white Leds..

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    for the gts u can take the numberplate leds from the bmw 1. you have only to change the wiring
    for the estate u can took the same , but i removed the case and used only the led plate.
    i put it into the original. the original bulb is in a plug, these two u can remove and the pins from the led will fit with the last plug

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