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    Side light bulbs - any recommendations?

    My S3 has Xenons but the side lights look like candles when both are on.

    Can anyone make any recommendations for some decent looking repalcements that are a little brighter please?

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    I would like to know the answer to this one also. Thanks
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    LED side lights are most people's choice. There are a massive range, from numerous sources, including eBay. Mine are 1W (watt) LED sidelights and match the xenons quite well.

    Make sure you buy from a reputable seller as some (including forum users in the past) have sold cheap ones that flicker and fail in weeks.

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    i got these, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2X-5-SMD-LED-H...#ht_3207wt_964

    really nice bright white light much brighter than any other led or bulb

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    I have tried allsorts! (no not liquorish) best i found were Phillips Blue vision 5w, take the yellow away and leave a slight tint of blue

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/W5W-501-PHILIP...item19ba32cf40
    Hi here you go! best i have tested

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    THESE are what I bought. They are a bit pricey but they give a really nice bright light, not too blue, a really nice match for the oem HIDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossbrownlee View Post
    THESE are what I bought. They are a bit pricey but they give a really nice bright light, not too blue, a really nice match for the oem HIDs.


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    Thanks all for the responses.

    Looks like the Ultra LED's ones are out of stock.

    Will I have to do any modifications to the wiring? I think I read somewhere that the car could detect it as if a bulb had gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perplexer View Post
    Thanks all for the responses.

    Looks like the Ultra LED's ones are out of stock.

    Will I have to do any modifications to the wiring? I think I read somewhere that the car could detect it as if a bulb had gone.
    No it ok with the side lights! any other bulbs like indcators ect do give warnings!

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    Thanks matey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiiduA View Post
    No it ok with the side lights! any other bulbs like indcators ect do give warnings!
    The warning signs do occur with the sidelights too as it happened to me.
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    True, however I had no bulb warnings from the ones I fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenin View Post
    i got these, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2X-5-SMD-LED-H...#ht_3207wt_964

    really nice bright white light much brighter than any other led or bulb
    I bought a set similar to these. Apparently the SMD ones last longer and do not flicker etc. Give off a very white light! My standard H7s look yellow in comparison! Time for a HID conversion methinks...

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    What warnings did you see? Are they permanent?

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    I have checked with Ultra and these are back in stock in about a weeks time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perplexer View Post
    What warnings did you see? Are they permanent?
    No, just "bulb out" due to LEDs only drawing a fraction of the energy normal filament bulbs require, so the car doesn't realise there is one fitted.

 

 

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