2004 147 Lights (In & Out)
Lets start with the simplest issue: The interior. Any suggestions for cheap (Aliexpress preferred), working LED interior lights that are white and brighter than the original ones, while spreading the light properly? I've found complete kits on misc sites but they are like 40+ euros, while if you buy individual bulbs on aliexpress or ebay, its less than 10 total. Still no idea about the bulb types or what to avoid.
On to the more complicated stuff. My 2004 147 has the stock headlights with some aftermarket xenon conversion on the dip beam. I guess its not the worst kind since I can see ok without blinding other drivers. The height adjustment motors are dead and disconnected. While the height setup is ok, I think my headlights are a little cross eyed. The right (passenger one) points right in front of the car, while In other cars it points higher and much more to the right. I've seen the headlight has two manual adjustments. The one on top adjusts the height of the main beam. This is easily adjustable and noticeable when pointing the car with the mid beams on to any wall. Is the other one for left/right adjustment of the whole headlight? Or is it something else (perhaps high beam height adjustment)? I tried turning it a little by hand but I've seen no difference doing the simple wall test. I didn't turn it a lot because I didn't know if it would mess the high beams.
Then, some bulb suggestions.
First the front fog lights. There is no real use for them here, no fog or bad weather all year round. I was thinking of doing some kind of swap that could help on totally dark roads. No need for it to be road legal, the brightest and whitest the better, as long as it works and doesn't fry the headlight/fuses. Any bulb suggestions (without any more xenon conversions)?
Then the high beams. Any suggestions for bulbs to accompany the xenon mid beams? The current ones are way too yellow and almost seem dim when used together with the dip beams. Again, there's no real limitation regarding if it is road legal, but I don't want to seriously blind others.
Last edited by kourampies; 12-07-16 at 17:36.