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Interior lights keep flickering
« on: February 14, 2016, 09:15:12 PM »
As the thread title suggests, the LED bulbs I fitted about a month ago keep on flickering whilst I'm driving. Been doing it since I fitted them tbh, I just hoped it would stop happening  :signLOL:

Any ideas on what the cause is / ways to fix it?
It's driving me scatty!

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 08:19:07 PM »
Anyone?

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 09:32:12 PM »
are they the footwell ones?

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 10:37:35 PM »
Nah the front reading lights in the main, rear reading lights tend to flicker a bit as well.
Hard to tell if as often as the fronts as I'm driving when it happens lol

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 10:50:19 PM »
Get better led bulbs, mine did that then started constantly blowing the fuse. Changed with no problems.

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 11:08:03 PM »
Hmm may ha to consider doing that then.
I bought from the same guy everyone else on this forum has as well

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 07:01:20 AM »
I find each led unit from different suppliers can vary in length between like 5-10mm which obviously effects the fitment and connection of each one, you may have just been unlucky and got some poor fitting ones

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 08:18:17 AM »
It's just the loose connection. Take the bulb out and bend the filament connection on the holder in a bit more and fit the light again. Repeat this process until the light fits snugly.

Buying those Chinese bulbs unfortunately means that whilst driving over rough enough roads they will flicker marginally!

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2016, 01:05:41 PM »
It's just the loose connection. Take the bulb out and bend the filament connection on the holder in a bit more and fit the light again. Repeat this process until the light fits snugly.

Buying those Chinese bulbs unfortunately means that whilst driving over rough enough roads they will flicker marginally!

I do find that when I go over bumps in the road, they tend to flicker more. Even does it when I have the music loud in the car, guess from the bass vibrations.

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2016, 02:21:40 PM »
It's just the loose connection. Take the bulb out and bend the filament connection on the holder in a bit more and fit the light again. Repeat this process until the light fits snugly.

Buying those Chinese bulbs unfortunately means that whilst driving over rough enough roads they will flicker marginally!

I do find that when I go over bumps in the road, they tend to flicker more. Even does it when I have the music loud in the car, guess from the bass vibrations.

Next question... Why do you have your internal lights on whilst driving? :signLOL:

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2016, 06:28:18 PM »
It's just the loose connection. Take the bulb out and bend the filament connection on the holder in a bit more and fit the light again. Repeat this process until the light fits snugly.

Buying those Chinese bulbs unfortunately means that whilst driving over rough enough roads they will flicker marginally!

I do find that when I go over bumps in the road, they tend to flicker more. Even does it when I have the music loud in the car, guess from the bass vibrations.

Next question... Why do you have your internal lights on whilst driving? :signLOL:

I don't ... That's what I'm saying haha.
They're set to the only come on if door is open option
But when I'm driving the reading lights keep flickering.

Very annoying. I keep thinking cops are behind me  :signLOL:

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2016, 08:38:18 PM »
I'm really sorry but had to laugh at the op on this as he sounds so funny  :signLOL:  :drinking:

Check you've not damaged the switch.

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2016, 11:32:51 PM »
I'm really sorry but had to laugh at the op on this as he sounds so funny  :signLOL:  :drinking:

Check you've not damaged the switch.

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2016, 08:21:09 AM »
It's just the loose connection. Take the bulb out and bend the filament connection on the holder in a bit more and fit the light again. Repeat this process until the light fits snugly.

Buying those Chinese bulbs unfortunately means that whilst driving over rough enough roads they will flicker marginally!

I do find that when I go over bumps in the road, they tend to flicker more. Even does it when I have the music loud in the car, guess from the bass vibrations.

Next question... Why do you have your internal lights on whilst driving? :signLOL:

I don't ... That's what I'm saying haha.
They're set to the only come on if door is open option
But when I'm driving the reading lights keep flickering.

Very annoying. I keep thinking cops are behind me  :signLOL:

Ohhhhh that makes sense! My last gf used to open the visor and turn the light on every single time she got in the car and all I could see in the corner of my eye was a flickering light... The solution was not to fix the light, just put her in the back  :jumpmove:

If it's happening while the button is switched to door only it sounds like a faulty switch. Try bending the filaments first but I would preferably VCDS scan first and last case change the switch!

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Re: Interior lights keep flickering
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2016, 12:48:52 PM »
I'll give it a crack thanks :)