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Brighter running bulbs on an S80?

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Old 06-13-2009, 08:19 PM
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Default Brighter running bulbs on an S80?

I was curious on the bulbs that turn on at the first position next to the head lights, are there whiter or brighter bulbs to replace the stock ones? Mine currently look orange and to me I would think they would be a tad brighter?

Any suggestions or bulb specs or codes for new ones????

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well from my experience no halogen bulb is a true upgrade for your headlights unless the originals are worn or bad..
the best halogens you can get are probably PIAA but they cost so much you might as well upgrade to HID if thats what you can consider.. better light, more light etc
 
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Are you talking about the parking lights? If so use LEDs.
 
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wait, i thought he was talking headlights hmmm...
 
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If you change to LEDs will it throw a "bulb failure" message?
 
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The car does not monitor those city lights.
 
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Originally Posted by evoldarnoc View Post
The car does not monitor those city lights.
Mine does.
 
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by vegasjetskier View Post
If you change to LEDs will it throw a "bulb failure" message?
For the parking lights no. No messages will appear on the dash. Just as the others have stated.

HID are only way to go. If you do change from HAL to HID make sure the get a canceler harness and if need be mod the associated CEM.
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:07 PM
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Sorry for the late reply guys. What and how would I change the day light bulbs out to LEDs? is there a link to do this type of mod?
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The bulb holder slides right in and out via the back of the headlight casing, just change the bulb and slide back in. Just make sure the LED you use though doesnt have any protruding LEDs around the sides or anything that would cause it to not fit back into the hole.
 
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:45 PM
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Sorry to dredge up an old post again but I kinda fell out of the game. Can these LED's be bought at Pep Boys or Advance Auto or do they need to be ordered online?

Any links?

Thanks guys!
 
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Originally Posted by spankey View Post
Sorry to dredge up an old post again but I kinda fell out of the game. Can these LED's be bought at Pep Boys or Advance Auto or do they need to be ordered online?

Any links?

Thanks guys!

I've got mine off ebay from this guy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/W5W-6...Q5fAccessories
 
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:49 PM
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SACS was this link the exact bulb for our cars?

Thanks for the link. I will buy a set from him. Does it look better? Would love to see a photo if you have any?

I would also love to replace the inside bulbs as well eventually too.

Spankey
 
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:42 AM
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1. I used W5W for my front parking and side mirror puddle lights.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3D1&viewitem=

2. For the interior dome and foot well lights I used a Festoon. Forgot the exact bulb used. But it's the one that replaces 6411, 6413, 6451, 6475, 6476, 6418 or 6461. For the trunk and license plate I used these also. I might change these to a large diameter size. Once in a while they flicker. I think it's due to the size of the connectors. Maybe try the 40/41mm ones.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6-LED...Q5fAccessories

3. 5007 BA15s Chrome Mirror 2 Piece Bulb Lighting Set for my front turn indicators. I thought about using LEDs for these. But I wanted the "stealth" look instead.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1


Here are some shots I took tonight.
 
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the photos! I did purchase two white bulbs for the running lights and WOW, huge improvement.

I see they are making H1 fog lamps in LED and some are making head light replacements also?

Do using these throw codes in the car? Anyone else try the LED H1 Fog lamps or head lights with any success and if so please post what you used?

Thanks
Spankey
 
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