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    Light Problem

    Heya have just fitted some LED's into the map reading light, the back door lights and the boot light.
    Problem i have is that all seem fine and they all work but when i get in car shut the door the 2 ones for the back doors go out but the map reading one stays on but is dimmed.
    Swapped it over with one in boot as they same size but same thing happens on the map lamp. Even stays on when start the engine. but if i get out and lock the car it will go out completly with the rest of the lights.

    Anyone got any ideas

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    It's because of the slow fade on the astra's and the fact the LED's draw so little current

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    Ok thanks for that. doesnt really bother me asdont really notice when driving. But just wanted to check Cheers

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    Hi ya mate,

    I've got the same 'problem'. I think the reason it's burning is the LED itself. It needs that little electricity to light up, the little bit of power running through the car's wires is enough. On the other hand, when I had a single LED installed it dimmed completely when the doors were closed. I now have a LED domelight installed and 2 light's are constantly lit, even when the car's doors are closed and locked. Luckily it doesn't light the interior up, but it does give the leather seats a slight glow...
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    Wire in a resistor to the light circuit and also good. It's the residual voltage that keeps the LED's lit due to the small amount of power needed to make them illuminated as mentioned before

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    As above the LEDs use so little power that they are able to work off the tinsy bit that always flows through the lighting loom, a normal bulb needs a load more power to work so wouldn't light up.

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