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    Can anyone advise please?

    I went to Halfords today to buy new H7 dipped bulbs and ended up buying a set of Xenon Hid type bulbs with a set of 501 led bulbs included in the pack. After fitting, the drivers side indicator lit up continuously until engine was started. My side repeater on the same side needs a new bulb and doesn't work at present. When ignition is turned off with side lights on, the indicator lights up again. Bulbs are 12v 80w for H7 and led side lights are 12v 1w. Everything works apart from that little niggle.

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    Do the led sidelights work? Or is it off and the indicator bulb on?
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    When my keys were out of the ignition, the led sidelights were still on but not as bright. I have removed the led sidelights and all seems to be working as normal. I was also getting warning light saying both front bulbs were faulty.

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    This is because the led are a lower voltage than the standard bulbs so the car thinks that they have blown, so to counteract this you're indicator stays on. You need to put your old sidelight bulbs back in. If you want led sidelights you need to buy those eBay ones that trick your obc into thinking the bulb is fine.

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    + 1 on the craigledden, only to correct, voltage is the same 12V, but current drown is different, as normal bulbs use more current than led bulbs. As mentioned get ones from ebay, I believe they have extra resistor build in which helps to trick the computer. This normal bulbs are fine for the car that does not recognize when bulb is blown.
     
     

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    Thanks guys. Very useful to know that. I've put the old sidelights back in and everything is ok again. I'll have a look on eBay for led ones with the resistors. Thanks again.

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