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Offline aphilpot

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Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
« on: September 13, 2010, 07:49:50 pm »
I have ordered some blue LED sidelights and the guy who I ordered them off asked if my car has a bulb failure system  ??? I said I wasn't sure but I would of thought so as it is a 2009 model car. He then said he will send me resistors just in case.

Will this make it a lot more difficult to fit the sidelights does anyone know?
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 07:56:11 pm »
    I tired a set in my 500 and the computer goes nuts saying DLR are busted every time it started car.  They soon came out.

    Wouldn't surprise me if the AGP was the same.

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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 08:09:30 pm »
    I tired a set in my 500 and the computer goes nuts saying DLR are busted every time it started car.  They soon came out.

    Wouldn't surprise me if the AGP was the same.

    So what are the resistors I'm being sent about? are they to stop the computer going nuts  ???
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 08:11:50 pm »
    Yes.  LED's dont have a filament to make the voltage lower at the end the tricky comes out the bulb of.  When a bulb blows it stops the voltage so the computer picks it up.  It also detects if the voltage is higher than it should be as it could be a short in the bulb.

    The resisters will make sure that the right voltage is sent back out the bulb.

    Hope that makes sense?

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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 08:15:18 pm »
    LEDs draw very little current compared to a normal bulb, i guess the car thinks a bulb has failed if it can,t detect the expected load so the car needs lying to :thumb:

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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 08:30:52 pm »
    LEDs draw very little current compared to a normal bulb, i guess the car thinks a bulb has failed if it can,t detect the expected load so the car needs lying to :thumb:

    Would it be complicated to fit the new sidelights and resistors?
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 08:38:22 pm »
    don,t know. i'm useless at electrics, usually ends in smoke :thumbd:

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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 08:40:43 pm »
    Yes.  LED's dont have a filament to make the voltage lower at the end the tricky comes out the bulb of.  When a bulb blows it stops the voltage so the computer picks it up.  It also detects if the voltage is higher than it should be as it could be a short in the bulb.

    The resisters will make sure that the right voltage is sent back out the bulb.

    Hope that makes sense?

    Cheers  :thumb: did they not supply you with any resistors? You have any pics of what the blue LED sidelights looked like when you had them on?
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 08:42:33 pm »
    The resisters were built into the bulb by the looks of it but still went haywire.

    No I don't did then one afternoon in the work carpark and never kept them in due to the constant bleeps at start up, I like silence (Bar the monza)!  :whistle:


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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 09:00:09 pm »
    The resisters were built into the bulb by the looks of it but still went haywire.

    No I don't did then one afternoon in the work carpark and never kept them in due to the constant bleeps at start up, I like silence (Bar the monza)!  :whistle:



    Hopefully the resistor I get sent stops that, what is a continuous bleep from when you start the engine until you park the car and turn it off?
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 09:16:21 pm »
    Just a heck of a beep at initial start up.  Then a message on the screen for about 20 seconds then all back to normal.  That was more than enough to annoy me no end.

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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 02:22:51 pm »
    I have ordered some blue LED sidelights

    Why one earth would you do this?
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 03:27:41 pm »
    all my lights work and still my dash is going mental. check running lights every time i start it.

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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 06:15:21 pm »
    Fitted the LED's and yeh warning on the dash comes up as well as the bulbs flashing  :thumbd: They have sent me resistors and said they connect to the pos and neg wires but what do they mean solder them on  ??? Also the wires in there picture are red and blue but the wires in the AGP are both black so how are you meant to know which is positive and which is negative  ???
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    Re: Does the AGP have a bulb failure system?
    « Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 06:23:29 pm »
    There is no positive or negative end to a resistor so it doesn't matter which way round you fit it.
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