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  • Changing my door handle puddle LED

    I have a 2012 Audi C7 with puddle lamps in my door handles. One of them was not working, so I decided to open up and investigate. I found that it was water damaged.
    I want to upgrade them anyway, due to them not being very bright.
    Originally, they are 2835 chips, though that is a bit limiting. I have just enough space for an XML Cree chip, though no room for a heatsink. It will only run for 30 seconds or so at a time, a couple of times a day. Can I get away with this? Is there any point in adding heatsink paste under the chip. I realise a PCB is not a great conductor of heat, but better than nothing?
    Last edited by shezza; May 15th, 2021, 06:45 PM.
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