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Old 07-11-2018, 07:21 PM
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The voltage is the same, itís the current that is sensed. The resistance of an led is greater than an incandescent bulb so the current is much less and that throws the code. Ledís With resistors in them emulate a regular bulb and therefore does not get sensed. The disadvantage of an led with the aforementioned led is that it uses the same current and therefore does not save any energy. Cars that are designed for ledís have a different sensing threshold so they use less current, save energy and recently can emit greater lumens than an incandescent bulb.

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:17 PM
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Yes. I think Deautoled put resistor on theirs.
This is how the bulb look.
Totally, never seen anyone else's bulbs look like these, although these don't have the magnifying lens at the end of the assembly, apparently it still manages to make it much brighter. For some reason I thought Audi used LED back up lamps already. Really weird they would keep bumper lights as bulbs but tailgate lights are LED.
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The voltage is the same, itís the current that is sensed. The resistance of an led is greater than an incandescent bulb so the current is much less and that throws the code. Ledís With resistors in them emulate a regular bulb and therefore does not get sensed. The disadvantage of an led with the aforementioned led is that it uses the same current and therefore does not save any energy. Cars that are designed for ledís have a different sensing threshold so they use less current, save energy and recently can emit greater lumens than an incandescent bulb.


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What size Torq screwdriver ?
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:40 AM
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What size Torq screwdriver ?
If nobody answers I'll find out tonight and post since I'll be installing the LED's tonight.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by diesel_a6 View Post
What size Torq screwdriver ?
T25 - thereís one in your tool kit.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:12 PM
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Mine was a T20
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:14 PM
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I used the one in my tool kit, the T25 didn't work.
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Eppieguy View Post
I used the one in my tool kit, the T25 didn't work.
My bad
A few guys in another forum were hunting all over the web for a driver that would work until someone discovered there was already one in their tool kit that worked
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:01 PM
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What have folks used to swap the license plate lights?

will do these as well, just prefetching
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:09 PM
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another question, seems like rear and license are good for functionality (will order thru deauto)

what other areas make sense? Car seems to already have leds within. Footwells? Fogs? Just curious on yalls value added for other swaps
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