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led brake lights ect

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like a lot of people on this forum I found led bulbs on ebay and brought me some .
to be clear I understand a bit of the electrics and bulb sizes and types . so I made sure that I got bay15d brake / parker and ba15s indicater and reverse my problem is with the brake / parker bulbs ..
they will not illuminate on parkers but when I press the brake peddle they light up and with the brakes on I turned the parkers on and off and the leds changed from dull to bright the tungsten globes work fine brake and park or combined
I did a bench test and both +ve terminals on the bulbs light up the bulbs
any ideas I am stumped :hmmm:
also do I need to change my flasher unit if I choose to leave the tungstens in the front and sides
 

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thanks nut kracker. I got them of ebay from china and I am sure that they were in the right way around tho I did push them in the wrong way and they lit up dull ,
I just noticed I had my own senior moment whilst posting thread I forgot to mention the model of the car its a vt Calais series 1 :)
 

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ok seems the first set of leds were faulty and not really bright enuff anyway so I found smd led's in red they have 18 5050 smd led's these work fine but I don't think there is enuff difference between parkers and brake lights tho I have got that deep red look rather than the dull red tungsten gives and the t10 smd 5x 5050 led I put in boot mounted parkers are plenty bright and again the deep red look that I was after next step is the indicators I think I will get the biggest amber smd led's that will fit I've seen upto 68 smd's but they are much smaller than the 5050's hopefully they are plenty bright ...
 

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just fitted smd led bulbs in my reverse lights they have 50 small smd led's and are like little spot lights and a clean white light that is rather intense and I did the number plate light as well again a clean bluish white light from t10 5x5050 smd led's my babys back end is looking good
 
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