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    A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

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    Hey guys, I have a pair of LEDs that are going to replace the burnt out license plate bulbs. Was just wondering what pre-cautions I need to take before I do anything? It's as simple as unscrewing that one little bolt for each cover, right?

    I suppose I should wear latex gloves so I don't risk conducting any kind of static, right? My Audi service adviser showed me an A6 that fried his fuses while trying to replace the license plate bulbs, so it got me a little worried.

    I ordered these btw, they came recommended at AudiForums: http://store.42draftdesigns.com/145v...-LED_p_32.html

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    The one thing about going to LEDs is that they have a lot less electical resistance, and will therefore throw a bulb out fault code unless you have that fixed via VAGcom. Otherwise wear latex gloves, and you should be golden.

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    you don't have to worry about touching the LED bulb.
    no need of gloves.
    And installing resistor would be another way to full the faulty code.
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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    try installing them first. In some cases, no faulty codes appears.

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    C5=no fault

    c6=fault
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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    ^^^Ugh, seriously?

    That sucks. I guess I'll have to give my service tech a 10 so he could do it for me.

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    ^^^ It's not that big of a deal, using the resistors solves any error messages but it will require splicing into wires.
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    Established Member Two Rings Arnold K.'s Avatar
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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    I'd rather avoid doing anything like that. These German cars are way too temperamental, imo. Hehehe.

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    I agree with ya. It's just so much simpler to just have it done with the VAG

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    if you use wire taps, very easy, and you can remove it whenever, and it won't hurt any.
    that's how I did for my LED turn signal bulbs.
    LED plate blubs didn't give any code.
    i guess mine doesn't have that function.
    w/o resistors, it only flashes faster, no code. lol
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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    ^^^ Some LED's have the resistors built in.
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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike's machine View Post
    LED plate blubs didn't give any code.
    Quote Originally Posted by A62TURBO View Post
    C5=no fault

    c6=fault
    ^ what he said!

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    ^ sorry...mine's a bit old...lol
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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    A C5 2.7T 6MT requires 0 appologies.

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    Re: A6 2005 License Plate Bulb Installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by A62TURBO View Post
    ^^^ Some LED's have the resistors built in.
    Hahaha, I came to post this. It would've helped if I read the damn sticker on the bag that says "these LEDs have built-in resistor and diode for polarity." So it looks like I should be just fine. =)



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