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Wilber6
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Reversing light

Post by Wilber6 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 pm

I find the reversing light pretty useless in most situations. Has anyone upgraded the standard bulb? Can you fit an LED type or a more powerful normal bulb, or will this throw up fault notices on the dashboard? What have others done?

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Re: Reversing light

Post by Silvertouran » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:22 pm

I got these. Brilliant white and no errors

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-W16W-T15-921-Rear-LED-Canbus-REVERSE-WHITE-Lamps-Light-Bulbs-Saab-Seat-Skoda/322774493146?item=322774493146&ppid=PPX000608&cnac=GB&rsta=en_GB(en_GB)&cust=42125763DM867043J&unptid=3addb6d6-3cfc-11e8-b054-441ea14e5834&cal=b38c0801c1dbc&calc=b38c0801c1dbc&calf=b38c0801c1dbc&unp_tpcid=email-receipt-auction-payment&page=main:email&pgrp=main:email&e=op&mchn=em&s=ci&mail=sys&pageci=ab9a8a6b-07f8-42b3-acbe-617842c9d2a9&redirect=mobile


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Re: Reversing light

Post by Wilber6 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:33 am

Thanks Silvertouran. I will give them a try.
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Re: Reversing light

Post by Davidj241 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 am

I agree with Silvertouran those LED bulbs are the dogs danglies- They are brilliant really white and no error messages 👍


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Re: Reversing light

Post by Wilber6 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:19 am

Good morning everyone.
Well I finally got around to fitting LED reversing lights on my Ateca. I got them from ebay, after other forum members' recommendations:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T15-Led-Car-Bulbs-W16w-Xenon-White-Canbus-Error-Free-921-Reverse-Parking-Light/372732385979?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

They are very easy to fit, but with limited access to the bulb holders where they are located in the hatchback, anyone with bigger sized fingers will find it a bit of a struggle. Other than that it is a 5 min job for both reversing bulbs.

First thoughts are that they are a lot brighter than the standard bulbs, but as the reversing lights themselves are pretty small, they still don't provide the level of rear illumination I would ideally like, although they are much better. A lot has to do with the fairly limited rear view from the Ateca. These LED lights do not trigger any error messages. All in all they are better than the standard ones and I would recommend their use.

Wilber6
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Re: Reversing light

Post by kemppes2x » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:09 pm

I purchased these by the specs, but have to wait few weeks I suppose:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T15-W16W-High-Bright-2835-CANBUS-LED-Bulbs-921-Back-up-Reverse-Light-White/392351983846?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
Those are unbranded. I can only hope those'll do the job.


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Re: Reversing light

Post by GrandadChris » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:33 pm

Just fitted these.....big improvement :D …..indicators next...

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Re: Reversing light

Post by PSC21 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:43 pm

If anybody fits indicators that dont need a resistor I would love to know. I tried several types in my Mondeo ,great colour and strength but too quick flashing. I dont want to have to go adding resistors.


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