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White sidelight bulbs

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    I've just fitted a pair of extreme white headlight bulbs and the standard sidelights now look terrible, which sidelight bulbs can i replace them with (must be white not blue) as some aren't compatable are they?

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    Let us know how you get on with them as I would get them if they are any good.
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    Will do :)
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    Well got the car back today so fitted the bulbs - switched them on and they were blue(ish) for 2 seconds before going out? took them out, refitted and they stayed on for another 2 seconds

    Don't bother with them they're **** :sadlike:
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    That's that places feedback done in then. Notice they're only at 59. Ebay can be good but then at times.....**** :noway:
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    even if they did work, they would still throw up a bulb warning in the dis anyway!!
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    well the search continues for some White sidelight bulbs :)
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    Probably nothing wrong with the bulbs - when the computer recognises there is insufficient current being drawn (by the led's) it thinks a normal bulb has blown and switches the circuit off. The bulbs must draw approx 300m/a to fool the computer. Anything less and it switches off. A ballast resistor will sort it but it will have to be a 5 watt type which makes it a bit bulky !
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    Has anyone tried the halfords extreme white head light and side light bulbs? They are currently BOGOF
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    I will take a pic over the weekend for you. Think I've got a before pic somewhere too, so you can see the comparison.

    That will be :icon_thumright: Unless of course they are ebay fakes!!!!! :faint:

    PS: If you had bought your white main dipped bulbs from powerbulbs you would've got the side light bulbs thrown in for free. Do it next time maybe.
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