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      02-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Red face Side lights, DRLs and fog lights bulb upgrade =]

Hey there,

Upgraded the HB4 fog bulbs for these 5000k xenon ones, H7 daily running lights and T10 side lights A good thing about the side light bulbs is that these perform like the LED ones in terms of light colour, but do not flicker or throw any errors etc. It looks different now which is cool What is your opinion about the looks ?

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Do your side light bulbs not look purply? I think I've the same ones and same result. No like the sides but the rest look very white. Nice
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Do your side light bulbs not look purply? I think I've the same ones and same result. No like the sides but the rest look very white. Nice
I wasnt going to get the purply result for the side lights, but it looks nice. Ive bought these : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XTEC-501-W...item3f1456dffc

What it says on the package is that these are super white and very bright. As you can see its neither of these points LoL

Forum member installed some high power LED side bulbs, heres the effect :


I would say the ones Ive got look pretty similar but are not so bright :
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Assume the LED ones threw up an error though?
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Assume the LED ones threw up an error though?
Nope, the new Canbus error free LED bulbs dont throw any errors but they do flicker for around 5 sec. when turning on the car and turning off. As we talked about it last year this problem could be fixed by adding a high value capacitor in paralled with the LED so it would bring back the charge at the off states. To be honest I havent tried it, but I am sure this would work The point is that I dont wanna mess up my wiring. It could be done with buying load resistor adapters and solder the capacitor on but the problem with these is that the fit of the plastic piece where the bulb goes doesnt fit properly the headlamp hole.

I am quite happy with the standard bulb at the moment - zero problems
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