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Yes just plug and play. So far so good working fine with no errors. I think there's a link higher up the thread? If not I'll add one later.
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Like this idea. Which set did you buy, and are they just "plug and play"?
This is the set that i bought.
Its yes and no In regards to plug and play, there is an adapter in the box that you plug into the normal indicator bulb holder. It comes with a tiny Can bus control unit . you just push the led bulb into place. It has a rubber seal that fits snug into the housing. Howerver you need the 12v acc from one of the fuses next to the battery to trigger the drl. Everything is included in the box. It took me 15 mins to fit. I'll upload some pics when I'm back at home
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Mine just plugged straight in like a halogen bulb. All electronics are in the bulb unit.
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Yes just plug and play. So far so good working fine with no errors. I think there's a link higher up the thread? If not I'll add one later.
Any chance of a link for these?
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Just fitted the led bulbs, look better than the hids they replaced in my opinion. You weren't kidding though about the tight fit for the rear caps.
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Tuning boxes up for discussion next. The guy I bought my replacement bonnet from had one on his 2.4 Brera and said it drove much better with more power and better economy.

So I decided to try one on my 1.9. It arrived and I fitted it on the supplied setting number 3 which they say gives the best compromise of performance and economy. I did my usual run of half motorway half fast A road. The fuel computer showed my best ever of 53.5 mpg. However at higher cruising speeds it didn't seem to run very well. After a day or two I tried setting 4 and then 5 which finally seemed to get better high speed performance. Tried my test run again and only managed to achieve 51.5 mpg.

After a few days I decided to revert the car back to standard. I didn't really notice any loss of performance and my test run yielded 51.5 mpg again so no loss of economy.

I did feel that at lower speeds and when accelerating hard from lower gears it pulled better with the tuning box but overall it was a disappointment.

So I'm back to standard and contemplating a remap at some point although to be honest I might just leave it as standard!
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How bright are the DRL in daylight? Are they really usable as a DRL? Are they bright enough?

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Speaking of LED sidelight bulbs I was in Halfords earlier. £15 a pair!
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How bright are the DRL in daylight? Are they really usable as a DRL? Are they bright enough?
I find them to have very good light output . Pictures don't do them justice imo.
Day (hid headlight)
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Mine just plugged straight in like a halogen bulb. All electronics are in the bulb unit.
Guna order me some of the head light bulbs. I couldn't see, did you post a link to the sidelights?
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I'm not sure if I posted the link to the sidelight bulbs. I've started having trouble with the sidelight bulbs since yesterday not sure what the problem is yet. So perhaps wait and see how it goes before buying the same ones I did.
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My new pair of sidelight bulbs came today. Slightly different design and these include a built in resistor to prevent issues such as flickering. So far so good but the others seemed fine at first so I'll keep you informed....
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My new pair of sidelight bulbs came today. Slightly different design and these include a built in resistor to prevent issues such as flickering. So far so good but the others seemed fine at first so I'll keep you informed....
When you install these switchbacks do you remove the existing sidelight bulb, and if so do you get any bulb out warnings?
Any chance of a link to your new set?
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Remove the standard bulb and replace it with the new. Straight swap. So far no issues or dashboard warnings.
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Just bought a pair. Hoping they have not failed later on in your thread!
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So I'm back to standard and contemplating a remap at some point although to be honest I might just leave it as standard!
I had my 2.0 Diesel remapped from 170 to 200 and its soooo much better, no flat bit in the middle and much more progressive. Maps can be specific to your driving needs whereas a tuning box is a generic tool so will give mixed results.
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Dipped beam headlight bulbs have been fine so far. It's the sidelight bulbs that are the issue. It always seems to be the passenger side that gives the problem so I'm wondering if it is the bulb holder that's passed its best.
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Tuning boxes up for discussion next.
So I'm back to standard and contemplating a remap at some point although to be honest I might just leave it as standard!
I had my 2.0 Diesel remapped from 170 to 200 and its soooo much better, no flat bit in the middle and much more progressive. Maps can be specific to your driving needs whereas a tuning box is a generic tool so will give mixed results.
Who did your remap and how did it affect economy?
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Dipped beam headlight bulbs have been fine so far. It's the sidelight bulbs that are the issue. It always seems to be the passenger side that gives the problem so I'm wondering if it is the bulb holder that's passed its best.
I had exactly the same, passenger side warning only. I got a small screwdriver in the holder and bent the connectors out a little, no problem since.
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This is the set that i bought.
Its yes and no In regards to plug and play, there is an adapter in the box that you plug into the normal indicator bulb holder. It comes with a tiny Can bus control unit . you just push the led bulb into place. It has a rubber seal that fits snug into the housing. Howerver you need the 12v acc from one of the fuses next to the battery to trigger the drl. Everything is included in the box. It took me 15 mins to fit. I'll upload some pics when I'm back at home
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Regarding these new lights, I assume they replace the original indicator bulbs?
They stay switched on as a white DRL until you indicate when they use the orange light for indication, then switch back to white - I have Halo’s fitted, so would these be okay with halo’s do you think?
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Switchback bulbs

Just found the same ones for less than half the price!!
I’ll be selling them for £18.00 each set....Lol

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Im seriously considering the LED bulbs, perhaps for my mainbeam as I think too bright dimishes your vision outside of the illuminated area.

Will be an even tighterfit/may have to loose the light cap entirely or figure something else out.

Does having the cap on the back of the dipper beam pods compromise the cooling from the bulb fan? It seems restricting the back may prevent heat dissipation....bit of a problem on the dipped beam which are on for long periods of time.
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Im seriously considering the LED bulbs, perhaps for my mainbeam as I think too bright dimishes your vision outside of the illuminated area.

Will be an even tighterfit/may have to loose the light cap entirely or figure something else out.

Does having the cap on the back of the dipper beam pods compromise the cooling from the bulb fan? It seems restricting the back may prevent heat dissipation....bit of a problem on the dipped beam which are on for long periods of time.
Get a holesaw and cut a hole in the cap to match the bulb, alternatively drill several smaller holes in the cap to aid circulation?
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Im seriously considering the LED bulbs, perhaps for my mainbeam as I think too bright dimishes your vision outside of the illuminated area.

Will be an even tighterfit/may have to loose the light cap entirely or figure something else out.

Does having the cap on the back of the dipper beam pods compromise the cooling from the bulb fan? It seems restricting the back may prevent heat dissipation....bit of a problem on the dipped beam which are on for long periods of time.
Get a holesaw and cut a hole in the cap to match the bulb, alternatively drill several smaller holes in the cap to aid circulation?
Ive bought a set and going to try them in my main beam (cue swearing and bloodied fingers) and will indeed cut an appropriate hole in the back of the cap
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