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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2015, 05:22:16 PM »
Yep you could be right doing both together, although you can always do the  fogs from undoing the plastic trim under the front valance I would have to Jack mine up tho with it being lowered. I will get round to doing others in time, however I've now had two lots of led's for the map lights and both lots have been unable to fit as they are to bulky and won't fit into the retaining clip. I have seen some on autobulb that are adapted on a spring and then you choose which size led you want 9,12,14 led's on a small panel that then clips into a little connector on the spring which sits in place where the bulb would go. I've just picked up my plasti dip (2xcans) from P/O to eventually do my rear bumper but waiting when I have a full day to myself and good weather and a steady hand and patient  ;D be waiting forever then!!!
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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2015, 08:44:56 PM »
Ok I've had my new front silver indicator bulbs a week now and just got round to fitting them. I've started a new thread above this be as I've fitted some new LED fog light bulbs  O0 and there's some pics of how to get to the front indicator and fog lights.
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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2015, 03:20:11 PM »
Good times, did you get a photo of the front clusters with the silver bulbs in place?

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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2015, 03:20:35 PM »
Hi Steven I've posted some photos in the other post
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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2015, 02:16:22 PM »
Well the halfords sides lasted 6 months, had a nightmare changing them, lost one old bulb inside the unit (thankfully in a place where it's invisible) and the other bulb holder just won't do up. Replaced with festoon L.E.D. lights, do hope the unit won't cloud up as it just won't seat on the drivers side for no apparent reason. Are nice and bright I suppose.


Edit: amazing what difference an hour to cool off makes (for me not the car)...thought the wire for the holder would be on different side from other side (so both wires would be inboard of the holder) of car but no the used the same holder on both sides so it's up against wing on drivers side, now secured! Just the missing old bulb now lol
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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2015, 03:12:46 PM »
You need the magnet on a piece of string trick.  :)
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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2015, 03:34:31 PM »
Another day, I have working lights the other bulb is out of sight and mind and with my current luck with it I wouldn't be surprised if the car burnt to the ground in the retrieval attempt!

OK just seen then for the 1st time at duskish...headlamps no longer required apparently.

They are pure white while the others were slightly blue, bear in mind it's not even properly dark.


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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2016, 04:45:19 PM »
How long these LEDs will last,i want to buy Osram W5W LED 6000k bulbs.They're 8,95 pounds, should i go for it?  :)

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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2016, 09:30:34 PM »
I would say with LED you are better off going more expensive cheap ones just don't last. Seems like you've found a mid range set and OSRAM is a decent make so should last significantly longer than the 99p eBay specials.

Personally I wouldn't go back to standards now when I see a 3 with the standard yellow on the front it just ages the car. Expect to be shopping for headlamp bulbs if you take the plunge leds and standards do not look good together.


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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2016, 10:32:51 PM »
I asume something like Philips Diamond vision or Osram Nightbreaker  ;) 8)

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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2016, 11:19:05 PM »
Yeah or depending on local laws HID. Osrams are probably brighter than Diamond Vison but the Phillips are closer in to white in colour.

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Re: L.E.D. side lights
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2016, 08:51:13 PM »
Another day, I have working lights the other bulb is out of sight and mind and with my current luck with it I wouldn't be surprised if the car burnt to the ground in the retrieval attempt!

OK just seen then for the 1st time at duskish...headlamps no longer required apparently.

They are pure white while the others were slightly blue, bear in mind it's not even properly dark.


Well these lasted nearly a year...currently have a disco sidelight on the drivers side. So I'm going to be fighting the headlamps again tomorrow. Tried fitting my old bulbs, neither work so off to the shops tomorrow.

FML probably going to get another set as I can't be bothered to do a pair again.

Edit: all fixed now bought another pair which takes my spending on sidelight bulbs to 40 quid...yes it would be a lot cheaper to have had 50p 5w5 but it looks cook and I now have a spare.

Also it took 30 seconds to change..easy when you know how!
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Re: L.E.D. side lights
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