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Led bulbs

Postby olympus16270 on Fri May 04, 2018 10:50 pm

Hi all,
I need to replace a couple of bulbs so was thinking of treating Beryl to some LED bulbs.
Do I need to order Canbus compliant leds or just bog standard?
Intend to initially replace tail/reverse/stop/side/rear fogs/indicators.
Many thanks,
John.
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Re: Led bulbs

Postby bhcalcutta on Sat May 05, 2018 1:27 am

TBH, I,m not sure the B series has a canbus system on it, but for what they cost these days, you may as well buy the canbus compliant versions
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Re: Led bulbs

Postby olympus16270 on Sat May 05, 2018 7:25 pm

Thanks for reply.
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Re: Led bulbs

Postby tango90 on Sat May 12, 2018 9:31 am

Might be worth a look!

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Re: Led bulbs

Postby Fatbaz on Wed May 23, 2018 5:47 pm

Go careful where the indicator bulbs are concerned. There needs to be a current draw equivalent to a 21 watt bulb at front and rear lamp to make the repeater on the dash work. Most LED bulbs pull next to no amps (current draw) so the repeater don't work, the indicator unit thinks it's got a bulb gone and flashes everything fast like it does when a bulb has gone. The other lights are OK to do.

Watch with the side lamp bulbs in the headlights. If you fit an LED there and it doesn't work take it out and put it back the other way round or swap the wires over at the bulb holder, most LED bulbs are polarity specific.

I just fitted LED H4 headlamp bulbs in stead of the 8 year old halogens.......the difference is amazing.

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