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#1 Mikey923

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

Hi guys, recently replaced my internal cabin lights with LEDs and when I set it on the "middle setting" so that the lights will turn on when I open the car with the remote keys.. But it seems that they don't turn off fully? The light stays on but ever so slightly.

I have to turn the lights off completely so that they won't stay on.. And this means the car won't light up because I can't have it on the middle setting! Any ideas?

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:32 AM

because led's do not pull the same power you will need a resistor fitting.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:34 AM

It could just be picking up residual charge, as they use so little. If you turn the car off and come back to it later, have they gone out?



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:29 PM

don't worry mine do the same ...



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:38 PM

don't worry mine do the same ...


Why do yours? Do you just leave them on or do you have them turned off fully?

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:21 AM

I bought Canbus friendly ones off e-bay that work perfectly for about 4 the pair!

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

I bought Canbus friendly ones off e-bay that work perfectly for about 4 the pair!


I did the exact same! They work perfect don't besides the side effect!

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:37 AM

they have a faint glow even when there fully off I've had 3 different sets in 3 different types they all do it I don't know why but its never been a problem for me



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:33 PM

they have a faint glow even when there fully off I've had 3 different sets in 3 different types they all do it I don't know why but its never been a problem for me


So it's not putting a drain on your battery?

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

No doesn't seem to 



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:06 PM

No doesn't seem to 



Might try it out on mine so.. Jump leads at the ready!

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:03 PM

to be honest, if you have an LED light on, you would need to leave the car for about 2 weeks without starting it and the light lit before the battery would be draining / drained!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:22 PM

These are mine when they're set to come on when the doors open -

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And when they're on fully! -

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:20 PM

Is that the lights on when the doors are closed? or just after the door is open?



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