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    i would imagine they are, its like having two parrelle circuits in each head light

    so if one ring goes out the other stays on,
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    I have a spare one of these for my CCFL's on my E36 M3.....

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Spare-inverter...item33665c5cfc

    Give me a shout if this would help...
    Here's a tip...you can use THESE with a bit of a wiring modification to them. Don't get yourself ripped off on ebay by paying over the odds
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Here's a tip...you can use THESE with a bit of a wiring modification to them. Don't get yourself ripped off on ebay by paying over the odds
    They do them for a few quid in maplin i think. Used them on my e36. Don't they throw the check control though ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW IOW View Post
    They do them for a few quid in maplin i think. Used them on my e36. Don't they throw the check control though ?
    Low current draw of 5.0mA
    most probably, but with a resitor and a small mod you coudl change that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW IOW View Post
    They do them for a few quid in maplin i think. Used them on my e36. Don't they throw the check control though ?
    Zip ty you old side lights in the engine bay like I did on my old E46

     
     

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    Sam - I'm not great with electronics lol.. How would i mod with a resistor to do something like that

    Neal - great minds think alike. That's how mine is set up... bulbs don't work (haven't in a while) but i left them in just in case. Plus it adds underbonnet lighting lol (when the bulbs work)


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    well you would just need to work out what resistance the original bulbs are,

    then you buy that size resistor and wire it in parelle accross the inverter,

    give me 1 seccond
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW IOW View Post

    Neal - great minds think alike. That's how mine is set up... bulbs don't work (haven't in a while) but i left them in just in case. Plus it adds underbonnet lighting lol (when the bulbs work)
    Then you should be ok with them Maplin inverters
     
     

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    so if we imagine that each side light bulb is 5 watt:

    Power = I (current) X V (volts)

    I = P/V

    I= 5/12

    I= .42

    So if you went for 0.5 ohm resistor (500 milliohm)

    and now thinking about it, you would need to fit it accross your inverter, you could fit it directly into the bulb holder, this would make the obc think the bulb is there and take you warning lamp away,
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    so if we imagine that each side light bulb is 5 watt:

    Power = I (current) X V (volts)

    I = P/V

    I= 5/12

    I= .42

    So if you went for 0.5 ohm resistor (500 milliohm)

    and now thinking about it, you would need to fit it accross your inverter, you could fit it directly into the bulb holder, this would make the obc think the bulb is there and take you warning lamp away,
    Ohms Law Sam.
    0.5R is too low mate

    P=VI=Vsquared/R

    1/2 ohm will probably be a length of wire
     
     

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