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Interior lights have Gone Off after replacing a bulb!!!

cyphir

cyphir golf tdi1.9
Location
derby
Ride
golf 1.9tdi 55 plate
After replacing my interior boot light with an LED one all the interior lights went off and wont come on. i dont know what to do, ive only had the car for about 3 days :/. Anyone who could help?

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cyphir

cyphir golf tdi1.9
Location
derby
Ride
golf 1.9tdi 55 plate
search this on ebay, cus there the ones i got
VW GOLF MK5 V INTERIOR LED Car Light Bulbs KIT WHITE 11 pieces
 

JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
After replacing my interior boot light with an LED one all the interior lights went off and wont come on. i dont know what to do, ive only had the car for about 3 days :/. Anyone who could help?

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Very good chance you blew the fuse.
The trunk light, front map and dome lights, rear map and dome lights, visor vanity lights,
glove box light (if equipped) - all share one simple circuit.

On my US mk5 GTi, the interior lighting fuse is found in
Fuse box C (under left dash end cap) circuit #15
and is the only ATM 7.5 Amp fuse in that box.

 

JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
INTERIOR LED basics

BTW cyphir, it is unlikely the LED bulb you installed is an issue.
More likely you inadvertently shorted the hot circuit during an interior bulb install,
which would open that fuse.
To avoid that, pull the fuse before executing bulb swaps,
reinstall the fuse after the bulb is correctly in place.
Also, if any of your new LEDs do not light while the other interior bulbs do,
it is likely polarity, rotate the bulb 180° in its socket, and it will probably work.

No special error canceling bulbs are required for the interior light circuit,
which does not include footwell lights (if equipped).
Any bulb that fits will be ok for interior trunk light, front map and dome lights,
rear map and dome lights, visor vanity lights, and glove box light (if equipped).
That said, when changing to LEDs in all of the switched dome light branch of the circuit
(i.e. just the front and rear map and dome lights)
you may encounter a dim 'glow while off' on just the dome LEDs with those bulbs.
(key on, dome light rocker in the door switched / center position, doors closed).
No harm, just a bit of an annoying dim glow,
and if you want to get rid of it, one error canceling bulb
in any dome position will eliminate it.

Footwell lights do require some form of error canceling when swapping to LEDs,
either special error canceling LEDs
(regular LEDs draw too little current to satisfy the error monitoring)
or installing additional load (resistor) to the circuit.
 

cyphir

cyphir golf tdi1.9
Location
derby
Ride
golf 1.9tdi 55 plate
ye thats some good information, where would i get error canceling LEDs from?
 

JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
error canceling wedge bulb

ye thats some good information, where would i get error canceling LEDs from?
Not sure about sources your side of the pond.
I have had very good results with

hidlightsusa.com - under the category BMW lights.
GP Thunder 194SMD-CAN-5W - USD $11.99/pair



They come in pairs, one is in my rear center dome to eliminate 'glow while off',
the other one is in my right footwell to keep that circuit's error monitoring happy.
My left footwell is a similar regular LED (not error canceling).
I also use them in my city lights, and they work great there too.
 

Roaldtm

Ready to race!
Location
Phenix City, AL
Ride
MKV GTI
Anyone? I got this LED's from ECS and they sent me a new set (which should get to me by Thursday) but in the meanwhile I'm running the car like this. Is it dangerous? Since every time I put a new fuse they get blown.
 
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