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Old 03-12-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Electrical Genii Unite...

Alright I have a 01 323i and I have replaced the lights that illuminate the license plate with LED bulbs, and obviously this has thrown the warning up on the dash regarding 2 lights in the rear are out... and I think I know why, because those bulbs don't provide enough resistence, so the computer thinks they are not even there/out (somebody correct me if I am wrong)... anybody ever figured out what the tolerance is regarding some of the exterior lights so that a minor resistor can be added to prevent this warning from displaying? Or what exactly has to be done to stop this from displaying?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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WTF? Didnt I already answer this question the last time you asked this?

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=449345
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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For some reason this happens on select E46s. We have replaced the license plate bulbs with our LEDs on a variety of models without any bulb out warning but there is always that one or two that throws a warning. Resistors would prevent the problem but they are hard to mount in such a small area.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:24 PM   #4
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My bad High... I was viewing a cache paged and thought it was dropped, sorry for the extra clutter...
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