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Freelander 2 (LR2) Sidelight Osram led

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by thequeenscheese, Dec 19, 2017.

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    thequeenscheese Well-Known Member

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    I've just swapped some bulbs on the mother in laws fl2 2011 model h7 h11 and 5w5 sidelights, she first.y ordere h4's not h7's so they didn't get swapped, h11's got swapped fine (upgrading to nightbreakers as the originals are pants ), anyway when it comes the 5w5 sidelights (Osram led) ice white jobs same as I have in the van but all they do is flicker and they don't turn off when the ignition and locking the motor, I don't get why this wold be any ideas/anyone have experience with this?

    These are the ones https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/152592250382 I can't really see why they shouldn't work?

    Cheers..
     
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    Here’s bulb check on the lights and due to he low power draw on a LED then they flicker

    You need CANBUS compatible ones or add in a resistor to emulate a conventional bulb
     
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    Or fit conventional bulbs.
     
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    Cheers never had that before..
     
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    The down side with monitored (CAN bus) LEDs is the resistance needed to fool the BCM is often very low. This makes the LEDs on board resistors get ridiculously hot, and so fail early
    It's much better to add a 10 Watt 6.4 Ohm resistor to the wiring.
    In my opinion, this is well OTT for a cool white side light. It's much easier just to use the standard w5w bulb. ;)

    The wife has an E46 cabrio BMW to which I added angel eye rings. I used a matching cool white LED w5w to the side light to make it look correct. To fool the BCM onto thinking the side light was working. I added a proper w5w bulb in a holder spliced into the harness. This w5w buld is clipped to the back of the headlight unit, adding light into the engine bay. This was preferred to using resistors as a bulb is easy change and a efficient way to burn the energy needed to fool the BCM.
     
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