Hi thanks for this.
The originals look very much like the new ones but unsure if they are LED or not.
Just been having a play with my mulitmeter and the new LED are only 1.4v and obviously the car is 12v so this explains the reason for the blowing. Have now bought some new LEDs with built in resistors for 12v application so this should sort it out. Will let you know how i get on.
Has anyone else tried this? The new LED's arrived today and they have the resisitor with them (unfortunatly not built in but seperate so will have to do some soldering). I hooked them up and no light so i thought it ignore the switch and test them in the live wiring and they worked! hey presto! however when i hook them up into the switches they dont seem to work. Ive tried copying the original connections as much as possible but im obvioulsy doing something wrong. If anyone has managed to do this successfully please help! or if anyone knows where i can find some detailed instructions online that would be great!