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    Ive recently purchased and fitted some HID Xenon dipped headlights.

    I want to replace the side light bulbs to something that give of more of a white light as the yellow ones in now just look poo!

    What i want to know is if i fit some LED 501 sidelights, will it throw up a fault code on the dash thinking the buld is out?

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    i have these on my car and yes it has come up with the fault on the display as they are different watts or power... as far as im aware thats why!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318_rich View Post
    i have these on my car and yes it has come up with the fault on the display as they are different watts or power... as far as im aware thats why!
    It's the resistance that throws them, LED's are more efficient and use less power
     
     

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    is there any way around this?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW_Boothy View Post
    is there any way around this?
    If there is I'm afraid I don't know it yet , hopefully someone may though
     
     

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    the leds have virtually no resistance afaik...but a blown bulb has lots.clever computer lol
    fitting a resistor inline should fool the obc,but i have no idea what sort of value to fit.try measuring each lamp and seeing what difference there is between them
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    thought you could just clear the code fault with a scanner or fault reader
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318_rich View Post
    thought you could just clear the code fault with a scanner or fault reader
    The OBC will do a light test every time the car is turned on so it will just illuminate again
     
     

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