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    sidelights

    any recomendations for sidelights that are blue/white and compatible with the MK5 without using resistors as with LEDs these are required.

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    all LEDs require resistors especially with automotive use as you can have large flares in voltage which could in turn kill the LEDs.

    the only problem with the MK5 is that the canbus has a wattage sensor or some way of recognising the correct current being drawn.

    as LEDs draw a hell of a lot less than your standard bulb you need to replace it with a load resistor. Its fairly easy if you spend about 10 mins looking into it.

    But what your best to go for is the little side light bulbs with the blue coating on it.

    HTH

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    cheers

    any recomendations on bulbs with a blue tint as alot of the ones i see people buy dont look any different to the standard ones anyway

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    most of the modifying sites have them.

    just browse round them all.

    If you buy side lights you want to put on the car, buy them then give me a shout and i'll work out what load resistors you need

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    I just got these. What resistors will I need Steve?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=280364835569

    Thanks,
    ASTRA H SRi XP Z18XER

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    the site doesn't even tell you :O.

    it just says that it will replace your standard bulb.

    It also says its W5W, which basically means it uses 5W but then it goes onto suggesting it only uses a 5th of th standard bulb well erm the standard bulb uses 5W :S

    anyways going by his advert it should just plug in and go.....

    if not then once you have it tell me how many LEDs are on one of the LED things. Then i can work out the resistance required.

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    Cheers thanks, ill let you know
    ASTRA H SRi XP Z18XER

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    I took the LED sidelights out before and replaced them with the standards which were in originally, but they no longer work? Have they just blown? Or is there another problem...

    And the lights I showed you on ebay W5W... Will they be fine to put in, or could they possibly blow when I get them?

    Just a bit unusual that the originals don't work, and they've been in the right way and all possible ways they can...
    ASTRA H SRi XP Z18XER

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    the astra is funny like that,

    i had a indicator bulb out for a while coz i managed to destroy the wiring behind the light and one day the car stopped hyper flashing and then now i have a new headlight with a working bulb it doesn't work anymore.

    I think it has to be reprogrammed in the CANBUS system some how.

    You can put them in as they are designed for 12V from the car, but the side lights might not go on as the car can detect a change in the wattage used by the bulbs and then turns it off.

    Try it and see what happens.

    Steve
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    I was going to change them in my H, and try out the LEDS working OK in the numberplate light (or at least put the philips bluevision in). I have AFL lights and I can get my hand in the nearside and reach the sidelight holder (so hopefully don't have to drop the bumper) but don't want to break anything as it feels pretty lightweight...

    Do I pull or twist the little black holder to release it? It's feels pretty firm, whereas the indicators were a cinch to change to silvervision.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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