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Daytime running lights

Post by M4NSS » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:06 pm

I have a 63 plate Caddy with daytime running lights that showed an issue with the front near side running light. After taking it out and having a look I saw that it was a double filament bulb. I went down to my local Halfords and picked up a LED replacement that their computer suggested (pic attached hopefully) On start up it now says that I have a issues with my front left side light. Would this be down to this particular bulb I have now put in and can someone let me know if the front side light is the same as the daytime running light? Thanks in advance. Image


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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by skinnyd » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:27 pm

These LED bulbs throw errors unless you use a resistor for it.


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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by Doc » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 pm

Any change from filament lamps on your caddy and you risk bringing on the bulb error warning.
This can be disabled per lamp with some coding or as the previous poster has suggested you can use resistors to "fool" the error detection system but these resistors bring their own risk of harm because they get very warm.
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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by skinnyd » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:24 pm

@Doc What is the coding to cancel the error for the DRL specifically.


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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by Doc » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:39 pm

It's not a VCDS thing buddy, you need VCP.
Anyone that has it will/should know how to do it.
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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by M4NSS » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:05 pm

Thanks for your replies, think I may change then back to the filament bulbs in that case. Do you know of any that give a nice white light rather than the normal yellow?

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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by Geraout » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:17 pm

Try MTEC 380 P21/5w 12v Super White Xenon Effect Bulbs.

They are recommended elsewhere on the forum,

Excellent white light.

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Re: Daytime running lights

Post by claudiu2s » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:30 am

M4NSS wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Thanks for your replies, think I may change then back to the filament bulbs in that case. Do you know of any that give a nice white light rather than the normal yellow?
depending where u are you can find a few VCP users who can code this out for you for a few beer tokens
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