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    LED problems

    Hey, i just fitted LEDs in my top light (courtesy lights?). And the two rear passenger lights.

    They are all wired up and working fine in the circuit and come on when the doors open fine enough. The problem is when the doors are closed the LEDs dim but dont go out? So they are always on when the car is running, they just go really dim when the doors close, but they dont go out like they should.

    What can i do to solve this? Bigger resistor? Different LED?

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    The original bulbs have the same current running through them but it isn't enough to light the normal bulb. However it is enough to dimly light the LEDs - nothing to worry about, it isn't draining your battery as nothing is different to how it was with the old bulbs.

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    i know that, but id prefer them not to be on . Its not irritating or eye catching, id just prefer it didnt do it as it looks amateur/ half assed.

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    Okies - no idea on how to stop them being lit - a resistor may well stop them being as bright when you do want them on.

    My rear view mirror light does stay lit but the rear grab handle ones don't but not sure why.

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    You maybe have the switches off on the grab handle ones? They go off then . Everything goes off when i lock it so i might just leave it .

    Gives the car some ambient lighting i guess.

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    Ahh I get you - the switches are 'on' so they light when I open the car but go off after doors are closed for long enough. My front light isn't bright enough to notice even in the dark, at least it doesn't light the car up.

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    mine isnt bright, but if you look at it you see blue :P

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    as nry said a resistor should stop them from staying on - it would make them dimmer though.

    mine only stay on dim when the doors are locked - the rest of the time theyre off, i think the different results people have its got something to do with the resistor used in different lights from different places
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    problem solved, i just bought some replacement festoon bulbs with LEDs in them should work

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