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3 minutes ago, Ian24 said:

Hi all. Can anybody recommend what bulbs and size I can use in the headlights and side light's instead of the original ones. LED preferred as they look more up to date and are brighter than originals.🤔🤔

 

Hi Ian,

 

I await everyone's replies as I need a couple of side light bulbs.

I did get  part number of the EPC data but haven't ordered any yet.

About £8 each !!

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9 hours ago, Ian24 said:

Hi Rojie, just had my replacement bulbs. Side(standard led) and dipped see pictures. Looks fab,super bright. Any reputable motor factor will have them.😎😎

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Hi Ian,

 

Thanks for this. I have blue sidelights, which I don't really care for, and one has blown.

I am told they are easy to fit. Do you agree ?

 

I'll look into the options at Hid4U.

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20 hours ago, Ian24 said:

Yes, a little fidley but easy. I used ice white sidelights and matched them up with the dipped headlight. Got DRL's going on after Xmas.🥳🥳

 

I already have a two small rows of blue DRLs fitted low in the grill.

They do work, my wife says so, but no idea where the switch is yet.

 

So many things to discover, and enjoy.

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22 hours ago, Ian24 said:

They should light up when your car starts up. There should not be a switch if they are wired in correctly.

 

Just checked. They do. Thanks for preventing wasting my time how to switch them off.

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On 12/18/2021 at 6:14 PM, Ian24 said:

Yes, a little fidley but easy. I used ice white sidelights and matched them up with the dipped headlight. Got DRL's going on after Xmas.🥳🥳

 

Are they H13 sides or headlights ?

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22 hours ago, nov said:

 

Hi Nov, Thanks,

 

But are you sure ?

I typed in the link, then 2006 Alphard and the page said they would not fit.

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Hi Ian, Nov

 

I needed to go to Halfords today, so I thought I would check out the side lights.

 

Very interesting.

 

I took a guess at the type I needed, and got it wrong.

What I bought were not T10, but no big deal; they were quite cheap. W501 I think. 5W, Blue in colour but emitting 3500k white light !

 

However, what I did notice that most led lights on sale were (fairly) clearly marked for OFF ROAD use only !

 

I assume anyone fitting the 35w or even 60w LEDS as side lights may fail the MOT.

 

I just checked your threads and links. Thanks.

 

I should have bought W5W. No matter, no disaster.

 

Thanks to both for your help.

 

 

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On 12/25/2021 at 12:29 PM, nov said:

 

Hi Nov,

 

How were these sidelights. 

They don't appear "error free".

Are you getting any flashing or canbus errors with them ?

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1 hour ago, Rojie said:

 

Hi Nov,

 

How were these sidelights. 

They don't appear "error free".

Are you getting any flashing or canbus errors with them ?

 

Hi,

 

So far so good, no flashing or any errors.

 

 

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On 12/25/2021 at 12:29 PM, nov said:

 

Hi Nov,

 

Were these OK.

Mine didn't fit.

Did you need to modify the lamp socket or force the leds into it ?

The black part has a shoulder that prevented me from pushing the new unit into the socket.

 

The supplier has given the option of some replacements, but so many to choose from !

 

I was able to test the supply to the wiring, which is OK.

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16 hours ago, Rojie said:

 

Hi Nov,

 

Were these OK.

Mine didn't fit.

Did you need to modify the lamp socket or force the leds into it ?

The black part has a shoulder that prevented me from pushing the new unit into the socket.

 

The supplier has given the option of some replacements, but so many to choose from !

 

I was able to test the supply to the wiring, which is OK.

 

Mine don't go fully in as well but are secure enought to not fell out

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19 minutes ago, nov said:

 

Mine don't go fully in as well but are secure enought to not fell out

Thanks Nov, I appreciate your help.

 

I have chosen not to use mine. If one fails out into the light unit I'll never get it out again !

I bought some from Halfords which fit fine, but are too dim.

 

Oh what fun ..

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13 hours ago, Rojie said:

Thanks Nov, I appreciate your help.

 

I have chosen not to use mine. If one fails out into the light unit I'll never get it out again !

I bought some from Halfords which fit fine, but are too dim.

 

Oh what fun ..

These ones are snug, fully encapulated too, so wont corrode, I have used these in an older Regius and in my Alphard, I have these bulbs in the front side lights, rear sidelights, numberplate lights and all my internal lights except the boot light, which is a different socket type.

Pure white light and brighter than originals - I used a different type of led previously, they suffered from corrosion and started flickering and dimming after a couple of months, these ones seem to be doing well.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382904669684

 

The price is for 10 bulbs, so I bought 2 sets and did whole car in one go (2nd Gen Alphard)

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11 hours ago, Chris.ac said:

These ones are snug, fully encapsulated too, so wont corrode, I have used these in an older Regius and in my Alphard, I have these bulbs in the front side lights, rear sidelights, numberplate lights and all my internal lights except the boot light, which is a different socket type.

Pure white light and brighter than originals - I used a different type of led previously, they suffered from corrosion and started flickering and dimming after a couple of months, these ones seem to be doing well.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382904669684

 

The price is for 10 bulbs, so I bought 2 sets and did whole car in one go (2nd Gen Alphard)

Hi Chris,

 

Thanks for this.

I am being sent some replacements, hopefully they will fit 'snugly'

I also bought a different type, cylindrical, from another vendor.

 

If all that fails, I'll go with these. Thanks again.

 

ps I bought some tiny rear reflectors. Will advise when I receive them !

 

 

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