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    LED Interior Light Problem

    I recently changed my interior courtesy light bulbs to some bright blue LED's. But they continously stay on, very dim. When the doors open or I turn switches on, they come on fully. Problem seems to go away when I put standard bulbs back in.

    I've left them in, as they only stay on very dim and shouldn't kill the battery, but anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra sp0rt View Post
    I recently changed my interior courtesy light bulbs to some bright blue LED's. But they continously stay on, very dim. When the doors open or I turn switches on, they come on fully. Problem seems to go away when I put standard bulbs back in.

    I've left them in, as they only stay on very dim and shouldn't kill the battery, but anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?
    It's residual voltage mate LED's require a lot less power than a bulb, The light does not go to 0 volts but because the filament bulb is technically a type of resistor due to the windings of the filament and that's the only reason why the bulb does not light up with the doors closed Would it kill the battery no you are already lossing that power through the normal bulbs.

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    hmmmmmmmm is it easy to change they bulbs to LED's???

    Also is this just the main one up front or can it also be done with the inside lights near the roof handles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma ??? View Post
    It's residual voltage mate LED's require a lot less power than a bulb, The light does not go to 0 volts but because the filament bulb is technically a type of resistor due to the windings of the filament and that's the only reason why the bulb does not light up with the doors closed Would it kill the battery no you are already lossing that power through the normal bulbs.
    Cheers, was hoping that was the case.

    Keefo..yes, very easily done and have changed the interior lights in the rear also. Rear covers pop out with a screwdriver, front ones you just pull off the cover slowly with a little effort

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    I have my interior lights, both front and rear changedto blue leds, and they stay on very dim when the doors are closed, been like it a year and never had a problem with the battery,

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    hmmm very cool.... were can i get me some blue LED's?? haha

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    Have a look here

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/sear...r+festoon+bulb

    Measure your current bulbs, i cant rememebr the measurements of the top of my head. I couldnt find a buld that was an exactly the same lenght as the standard one but i managed to bend the contacts a little so that it fitted.

    Remember if you fit one and it doest work you may have to tun the bulb around because Led's only work one way.

    Mak

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    If you have a turbo style light with the ultrasonics in it the bulb type is a 501 same type as the side lights

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    I had wondered about this and assumed the residual voltage was the reason.

    Yeah it's kinda weird at first, but you stop noticing it after a minute or 2

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    happens on my car, but doesnt bother me anymore

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