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Old 5th June 2014, 10:38 PM
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I take it you cleaned all the green crud off the black connector?

Also are you sure the supply wires from the control board are going to the correct orientation on the led daughter boards?

It is possible the control pcb is dead though, would need a spare to prove it.
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Old 5th June 2014, 11:21 PM
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I do have a spare but it's also not working! I wonder if these boards are coded to the car? In other words should my spare which I've bought off eBay still work with my car?
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Old 5th June 2014, 11:27 PM
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I do have a spare but it's also not working! I wonder if these boards are coded to the car? In other words should my spare which I've bought off eBay still work with my car?
They are not coded, just plug and play
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Old 5th June 2014, 11:42 PM
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okay, so if they're not coded, and my new 'donor' board yields no results, then it means its a duff?

hmm.. I'm still trying to work out which mcd/brightness LEDs I should go for..so many to choose from - apparatnlty I need a light measuring device to figure out what brightness the existing ones are!

Shame, because if I knew, it would be a simple case of go in and order them

frustrated!
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Reviving old thread.

Did anyone find a good match of LEDs, need to replace some on mine.
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Straw hat the brightest you can get. I never found any as bright as the originals but they looks better than dead ones. I then 'upgraded' to the later tail-lights. Not sure which I prefer now, the 2003-2007 ones are kind of more A8 unique and classy now but both are pretty terrible quality for such an expensive car. I think they are made by DEPO.
I think if someone offered me a brand new set of PF and a brand new set of FL I would chose the former.

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Are 5mm/3mm diameter? 5V? Anyone measured current?
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Haven't done the job yet but bought these from America after reading a recommendation somewhere on the net.
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https://lighthouseleds.com/5mm-straw...5-000-mcd.html

The person who recommended these reported that he had personally tried a few different led's and he had found these to be the best.
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Old 9th January 2020, 02:33 PM
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To be honest I have not looked at lights much. I did get warning error on dash, went out and checked to see that some LEDs don't work and I have not even checked if it's the same LEDs for tail lights and braking lights just at different voltage or is it different cluster. And in case of different cluster are the LEDs the same just run at different voltage or different LEDs for tail light and brake light. Not even get started on turn signals or reversing lights for now.
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