Why buy the Philips 5W CANbus Control Unit (Twin)?

The latest generation of LED bulbs from Philips and OSRAM present excellent styling opportunities for drivers to take advantage of. LED technology not only looks great, but is also incredibly energy efficient with fantastic product service life. However, because existing vehicles are designed for the use of halogen based products, installing LEDs on many vehicles can trigger a warning light on the dashboard of the car. This is because LED technology uses lower wattages and so the vehicle believes that the LED bulb is faulty.

The Philips CANbus control unit/warning canceller for LED lamps eliminates this problem. Installation of this item bypasses the lamp failure function of the CAN bus system on the vehicle. It's easy to install onto the car - it simply clips onto wires. Plus, using this product doesn't have any negative impact on either the light output or heat management of the LED lamps.

Please note that EU legislation does not currently permit the use of retrofit LED lamps in a signalling application.

NOTE: This 5 Watt CANbus control unit is only suitable for us with small 5W LED lamps and is not compatible with headlight LED bulbs. Please find the CANbus unit that suits your particular bulbs' fitting and wattage here.

Features and benefits

  • Bypasses lamp failure diagnostic of CAN bus system
  • Easy to install
  • Easily clips onto wires
  • Higher light output
  • External resistor does not negatively affect light performance and heat management of LED solution


Manufacturer Philips
Road Legal No
Wattage 5W
Voltage 12V
SKU 12956X2
EAN 8727900397222


Product specification

Here's all you need to know about our delivery services on orders below:
Destination Delivery Method Delivery Time Price
UK Economy Delivery
FREE Delivery
Tracked Delivery 48 Hours
Tracked Delivery 24 Hours
*DPD Next Day Delivery
3-4 Working Days
3-4 Working Days
2-3 Working Days
1-2 Working Days
1 Working Day
£1.69 on orders under £14.99
Free on orders over £14.99

Standard Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

Tracked Delivery  

7-10 Working Days

7-10 Working Days

5-7 Working Days

$5.75 on orders under $31.95

Free on orders over $31.95


Canada Tracked Delivery 7-10 Working Days $4.99
*US Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
New Zealand Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
*Europe Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days

We're now operating a new system for deliveries, whereby certain orders are processed on demand. This means that particular products may take longer to arrive, as we will request these from our supplier after you place your order - Please see individual product pages where delivery is impacted. But won't worry, it'll be worth the wait.

*We only ship to parts of the US, states include: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin

*We only ship to parts of Europe, countries include: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.

*DPD Next Day Delivery orders to the UK, please note:

- Orders placed before 3:30pm Friday will be delivered Monday.
- Orders placed after 3:30pm Friday will be delivered Tuesday.

Unfortunately due to regular problems when delivering to certain countries via a non-tracked service, we cannot currently offer our free international delivery service to the following:

  • New Zealand

On rare occasions, due to factors outside of our control, delivery may take slightly longer. If you haven't received your order within the estimated time please accept our apologies. Please contact us and we'll be happy to provide further assistance.

Special note for Australia: We have been advised that parcels are currently expected to take 15-25 working days to arrive to Australia, depending on the location. This is due to measures being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are currently taking steps to try to reduce this delivery time as much as possible. 

Please note: If your parcel is being shipped internationally, additional customs fees may apply.

Customer Reviews


Easy Peasy


Brilliant customer service product came really quick. Since it was late evening I decided to fit with no clear instructions or videos on YouTube it took me 10 minutes to realise it was a pretty easy affair. I'll try to help here - The Cambus is designed for LED Sidelights/Parking Lights. There are 2 clips with Cambus and 3mm double sided sticky tape. Both the clips, clips on to the negative and positive wire of the parking light. If you want to secure there is double sided tapes. I just tucked it in neatly. Job done.


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Great item and even better service from Patric.


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A Must


If you are fitting led bulbs to the outside lighting you must purchase thejse units to stop error messages coming up on the dash board


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Philips CANbus Control Unit


Philips T10 LED bulbs threw error on Mini Cooper. No bulb error on dashboard! after easy installation.


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Neat package


Very neat little units which do not look out of place under the hood, easy to fit and they actually work.


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Quality product


Unfortunately my alfa did throw canbus errors when installing the T10 philips side lights led. Ordered the canbus canceler and have to say I was impressed. One how easy to install it is (you only need a pair of pliers) and two on build quality. Had resistors in the past but this looks professional and has all installing bits with it. Great buy!!!

Dan S

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