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      09-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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LED Sidemarker Bulb Question...PnP?

I am not very experienced when it comes to this stuff and dont want to mess up, so I recently ordered LED bulbs for my front turn signals and heard that if the sides are not led they will not match up. I ended up searching for replacement bulbs for the side markers and found these...http://www.e92-lighting.com/products/194_1A-91-0.html. I was wondering whether anyone else got these and if they are plug and play without any coding/resistors. Also will they throw any error codes? Thanks
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Also any flickering experiences?
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you could buy any 194/t10 led and they won't throw errors for the side markers. They will, however flicker when you start the car. I would recommend the 5 5050 smd ones. You could find them in the vendor section
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you could buy any 194/t10 led and they won't throw errors for the side markers. They will, however flicker when you start the car. I would recommend the 5 5050 smd ones. You could find them in the vendor section
all of them will DEFINITELY flicker?
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I believe flickering is just a side effect of the bulb check process that BMW performs. It's not a permanent effect. If you get errors, you can always get it coded out, too.
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all of them will DEFINITELY flicker?
I'm not sure if the canbus ones flicker but my MTEC ones do
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They will flicker. Code out rear turn signal bulb check to eliminate the sidemarker flicker.
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They will flicker. Code out rear turn signal bulb check to eliminate the sidemarker flicker.
every time the car is turned on? thats not good news...
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The car does a bulb check, which send quick pulses to the lights. Only way to avoid them is to code them out.

I personally never found it to be a big deal, I had them on my car un-coded for 3+ years.

I had the high performance bulbs side marker LED upgrade myself. They were error free.
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I can attest to the HPB Sidemarker bulbs as well. Been running the ambers with no problems for the past few months.

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The car does a bulb check, which send quick pulses to the lights. Only way to avoid them is to code them out.

I personally never found it to be a big deal, I had them on my car un-coded for 3+ years.

I had the high performance bulbs side marker LED upgrade myself. They were error free.
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