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Hi All,

I'm new so please excuse the poor post / if its been repeated before (i have tried to look).

I have a 207 hdi 1.6 (2007 model 110bhp) I have tried to replace the number plate bulbs with LED ones, however the bulbs permanently stay on and there is a warning on the centre console screen saying "side light fault". Would anyone be able to assit?

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The problem with LED bulbs is that they don't function in the same way as an incandescent bulb. In that the voltage to earth is a lot higher thru an LED than a standard incandescent. This can normally "short" out a circuit, leaking power to earth that then illuminates unwanted lights. At least I think that is how I understand it.

Have you replaced any other bulbs with LED such as tail lights?

If not - I am unclear as to why you are getting your problem, but more expensive car LED come with built in circuitry to better mimic an incandescent bulb, normally with a resister in circuit.

A quick check on Google will reveal a lot. I would also hope someone with greater knowledge than me will answer this too!
 
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