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Old 17-09-2014   #1
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new bulbs flashing

Hi all

Just bought some new sidelight bulbs and when i put them in they flash even tho the lights arnt actually turned on! Although when i put one new bulb in and left the old one in the other side, it worked perfectly and didnt flash, it was just a solid light!

Im not to clever with the electric side of things but does anyone know what the problem is?

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Re: new bulbs flashing

Hi,
I hate electrics also,

1st step,
compare the wattage(W) marked in the base of the bulb,

your vehicle will monitor the power consumed.. people have all kinds of trouble with lower-power LED type bulbs..,

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Re: new bulbs flashing

So what do i do if the wattage is too high?
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Re: new bulbs flashing

Let me guess they are led... Probably inductive flux
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Re: new bulbs flashing

If there leds youl need resistors to make them work properly
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Re: new bulbs flashing

Yeah theyre leds! So im gonna need resistors?
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Re: new bulbs flashing

The body computer is checking to see if the lights are working, so it knows to display a bulb out warning.
The system doesn't know how to detect LED's so you'll have to fool it with a resistor.
If my old elctronics maths still works, a 5w side light bulb pulls about 30 Ohms
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Re: new bulbs flashing

Usually on ebay or wherever you get them from you can buy ones with built in resistors. Usually you'll see a reference to canbus OK
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Re: new bulbs flashing

Thanks for your replies fellas! So the canbus error free bulbs? Is that what you mean?
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Re: new bulbs flashing

Ive tried several canbus error free ones of ebay. All of them still give error.
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Yeah iv also heard that @crad20! Where do i get resistors from and where do they go?
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Re: new bulbs flashing

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take old bulb out plug in resistor and plug led bulb into socket end of resistors.
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Re: new bulbs flashing

So one end plugs into where the sidelight is now? And the other end, i put the new led bulb in? Sorry to sound stupid, just wanna make sure
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Re: new bulbs flashing

You got it
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Top man, thanks @crad20, really appreciate you help
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