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    Weekend of mini mods...

    Door reflectors...

    Always thought it weird that all cars don't have them and had some reflective tape (albeit yellow and not red) so fitted 2 strips to the door edges.



    hopefully will help in this dull weather

    wrapped around so got 2 angles

    Dash Cam...

    spent 10mins getting all settings programmed (very simple)

    fitted in 5mins





    would have liked to fit it more centrally but the sensor for the auto lights/wipers makes it difficult.

    LED interior lights...

    front to replace the halogen

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-BA9S-9-S...item43ba359e7c

    Arrived v quickly and it works v well (plus I have a spare)



    rear one fitted and work on doors and when tilted into cabin (but not towards rear)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3807806846...84.m1439.l2649

    looks great though and i left the light on for 30mins while doing some work and no heat.





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    I found with an LED in the rear of a forfour it left a little glow when switched off, somehow.
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    yeah - had similar on my fortwo. Gonna keep an eye on it and see......

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    Quote Originally Posted by J500ANT View Post
    I found with an LED in the rear of a forfour it left a little glow when switched off, somehow.
    I researched this when i first installed LED's, it seems its something to do with the residual current, with LED using so much less power than halogen etc. also to do with the phosphorus type stuff they put in them giving an afterglow.

    It's nothing to worry about, just a bit annoying if it's in your line of sight!

    Doesn't seem to do it on the CREE bulbs though.

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    yeah - seemed to be a problem with the older style LEDs

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    Night shots....





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    It's because transistors don't fully turn off, they leak a tiny amount which lights up the efficient LEDs.
    You can add a resistor in parallel with the bulb to simulate a bulb which should stop the glow.

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    Looking good, I will look into some of those LEDs

    Like the tape idea too
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    Tape was only just over 1 delivered for 1m x 25mm and I did a cheeky little front wing strip and then the 2 doors and still have half of it left

    http://bit.ly/1fCQA59

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