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Hi all, tried to search but the forum wouldn't let me as the words are too common :D Has anyone retrofitted LED rears to their Astra K? What would the process be, could a dealer do it? Luckily with the Astra K the standard rears look pretty good but might consider LEDs as a nice addition.
 

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You can do it yourself, rear lights can be easily removed (you need to take them out in order to change lightbulbs). Its pretty expensive though, you need to replace all four lights (2 on the sides and 2 on the trunk door), they are about 150€ each.

Part numbers are allegedly 39015946 and 39015947 for the side ones, 13401167 and 13401166 for those on the trunk door (at least for right-hand drive hatchback).
 

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Are you sure it's just a simple swap? And no warning lights come on dash?
 

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It wont work... Rear Leds needs some extra module (programing, etc) as far as l know my friend tried to exchange them with another friend and they actually were "working" but in strange way... Blinking and behave not as they should. Not sure if they asked authorised service about that but i think they did and costs were so high that it was not worth it ;)

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I saw on eBay an Astra K Elite Write off which was being broken for parts. I messaged the seller (just out of interest really) to see how much he'd want for the LED rears, and he said £250 for all of them which was quite a steal really providing they all worked :lol:

I'd be interested if anyone on here has successfully swapped out their clusters for LED ones? Surely it must be possible :cry:
 

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Although I dont live in the UK, I think it applies to all of us.
I asked the dealer for the cost and the possibility to retrofit the LED taillights.
He replied that the parts would cost 750 euros and labour around 100 euros.
I asked him if he would guarantee them to work without errors. The dealer consulted Opel, but could not tell me if he could make it error-free.
I think it nearly a grand is too much for a gamble....
 

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That my car :).

Small lamps are easy to instal. Need simple modification.

Bigger problem is with stop/position lamps. Led lamps are two diffrent cables for stop and position modules. Normal lamps have only one cables for both.

Now I have full worked all led lamps in my car but i used analog relay and this is not perfect solution for me. Now I tried to used ssr relay.

When I made good solution then I put diagram on the forum.

BTW. Sorry for my English ;).
 

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Marwisn said:
That's a really detailed and informative post, Marwisn, thanks for supplying the link. 'Google translate' works fine, incidentally. Furthermore, don't worry about your English, you're easily understood and it's a lot better than my Polish, which extends to 'hello, how are you? goodbye and thank you' ;) ;) which is all I picked up when I went to Krakow a few years ago!!

Although I already have the LED rear light cluster (standard with the 'Intellilux' cars), it's annoying that it doesn't include an LED rear indicator bulb. I know Cornishtaz has fitted an LED version, but it required a ballast resistor in order to eliminate any errors. I've tried to avoid that (in case there are warranty issues) and I'm still searching for an 'error free' bulb, but haven't found one so far.
 

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Bittern said:
Hi guys ive found a relay assembly all built and ready to go on ebay that fits perfectly in the back of the stop tail light assembly to save you having to build one!! and its £1.89 Bargain :D
Link please?
 

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Hi, Have on 1st March 2019 had Astra Elite 1.6 Turbo Silver and i took the option of having LED Back lights fitted on the production line it costs £205 pounds my car was built in Poland hope this helps for new buyers.
 

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Scotty_b said:
Forgive my ignorance but are they really worth the hassle?
I guess it would only be from a visual standpoint.

You save no fuel because allthough the LEDs do not draw as much current, you would have to burn off the saved energy to avoid bulb warning.

So the only gain would be optically.

LED's would offcourse last longer but as there is bulb warning on the bulbs and they are really inexpensive, the cheapest option would be to just keep the ordinary bulbs. Bulbs burn out really rarely and you will be able to get bulbs for the lifetime of the car, for the same amount of money as the LED.

In a few years i bet that this will be fixed by law, mandating that all illumination on cars must be LED. (Maybe minus dipped and high beam as these are expensive).
 
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