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    Ive bought of of these from ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT to replace my Cigaratte illumination ring bulb. However once fitted it always stays on...!

    When i put the old bulb back in its not on, but the new bulb is, when i open the head lights or the door than it lights up fully, but with everything on its on but dim

    So i hooked up a DMM and checked the voltage, its getting around 3 v when nothings on.. with that voltage the standard bulb does not light, but the new one does! Is it ok to still fit the new one in.. i mean i dont want my battery to go flat...

    Any suggestions welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by siz1 View Post
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    Take it out and put the normal one back in

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    but then it wont go with my Blue LED conversion! Theres no way im going to be reminded of my old yellowy dash by one bulb

    there are a few solutions i can think of..

    1 - put in an inline resister with the bulb
    2 - take the live off the cigarette lighter
    3 - Get another bulb! ( Too time consuming since i have to order online.. )

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    I think the resister is the one that'll work mate, it's something to do with the can bus system and leds

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    Nice one mate, Will do that..

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    Mine stays lit up but goes off after about 10 mins, The supplied resistor is the wrong size

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