So, as we all know having the dreaded "sidelight bulb failure" message is almost as bad as "your engine fell out" because it seems like the same amount of work to remedy!
Shiny_Car had another thread on changing the bulbs, and as we know the manual helpfully says to remove the cover and change the bulb, and the workshop manual says to remove the bumper to unbolt the light units and access the assembly!
In any case, I have Xenons and have found that the left side is the worst (having managed to get the cover off but then not be able to find the same angle to refit it for 30 minutes) having done that last year. My right side (drivers for the UK, passenger for everyone else) has now gone, and this seemed worse. I found however the only way to access the bottom right screw was to unbolt the header tank, and sit it up out of the way so the hose was clear of the light assembly, to do this you need to take off three bolts holding the plastic engine cover so you have enough movement on the breather hose.
Anyway, I thought my 156 was bad, but this was a complete nightmare, and I am giving serious consideration to making a single large effort to replace both sides with LED bulbs (which in theory would not blow and last the life of the car).
In the UK these are not technically legal I believe as the aftermarket bulbs are not CE stamped like the OEM LED units found on some cars. As its a sidelight bulb however, and used as a marker in only some situations I am not to worried as I don't think the light output will differ much from a bulb, and I am not sure anyone would be able to tell anyway.
So on to my questions:
- Has anyone tried this on a GT?
- What LED bulb did you use?
I have used UltraLEDS.co.uk
in the past and their products were well built, but their latest higher power H6W replacements fire forward, and the GT headlight assembly seems to use the sideways light emitted from the bulb rather than the forward light as it were.
Has anyone fitted a LED H6W replacement to their GT as a sidelight? If so can you recommend a decent LED bulb?
PS This is just for practicality of changing the #$@* bulb rather than any attempt at "bling" and the LED would have to be pure white not blue, green, flashing, strobing.... you get the idea...