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Hi all,

I am looking at getting the following from Autobeam:

  1. Reverse light - https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/led-reverse/products/led-382-performance-reverse-unit

  2. Numberplate light

  3. Brake light

Could anyone provide the correct links for number 2/3?

Tom

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Are you sure they are going to work and not give you blown bulb messages due to the lower current draw?

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Richard - good to hear from you. Yes, they work fine as long as you get the High Resistance Version. There are plenty of people on the RR P38 Upgrades Facebook group who have installed them.

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Designed for vehicles which require a higher resistance over conventional LED bulbs to eliminate quick flashing or dashboard errors.

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I can't remember if the brake lights are separate 21W bulbs or if they are dual, stop/tail lights. If the former, you need https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/led-rear/products/led-382-rear-brake-unit-high-resistance (the same ones for the rear fog light) if the latter you'd need https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/led-rear/products/led-380-high-resistance-rear-brake-unit. Number plate lights are normal 5W push in, so they need to be https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/led-number-plate/products/led-number-plate-lights while the high level brake light will need 5 of these https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/led-rear/products/led-580-rear-brake-unit (assuming they will fit, they look like they may be too tall).

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I've just had a look at the led 382's. Don't you need white lights if you have red lenses or you get a dimming effect from both being red?

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You can put white bulbs in but with the LEDs being that much brighter they look a sort of washed out red. Red behind the red looks right (or as right as LEDs ever can).

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Gilbertd wrote:

You can put white bulbs in but with the LEDs being that much brighter they look a sort of washed out red. Red behind the red looks right (or as right as LEDs ever can).

One of my neighbours has discovered the same thing - I ended up with some spare reversing light bulbs for one of my cars thanks to that, as he found they were surprisingly wrong for the brake lights, so ended up buying red ones instead. Its a Porsche 924 he has but it was defintely not the right choice.

The reversing lights are much better with LED though so worth it for that. I've mainly changed some of mine to avoid having to change bulbs that can be a pain (sidelights particually as they seem to go fairly often for me)

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I'll fit the reverse lights as you can never have bright enough vision going backwards 😀 The Q7 has the worst reversing lights I've ever used. I'm sure they come from Toc-H, they are like kiddies birthday candles

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Toc-H :)
I could do with some better reversing lights. The Gangsta tint on the rear windows doesn't help at all!

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BrianH wrote:

Gilbertd wrote:

You can put white bulbs in but with the LEDs being that much brighter they look a sort of washed out red. Red behind the red looks right (or as right as LEDs ever can).

One of my neighbours has discovered the same thing - I ended up with some spare reversing light bulbs for one of my cars thanks to that, as he found they were surprisingly wrong for the brake lights, so ended up buying red ones instead. Its a Porsche 924 he has but it was defintely not the right choice.

The reversing lights are much better with LED though so worth it for that. I've mainly changed some of mine to avoid having to change bulbs that can be a pain (sidelights particually as they seem to go fairly often for me)

Quite probably due to a weak earth point for the sidelights.