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C6Dave   
Tue Aug 20 2013, 01:37pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
4 years since I started the thread I have finally done something about it!

Took 30 minutes today and changed the OEM bulbs for LED's (PY24W-W type 5200S White)

The difference is noticeable as they are far 'whiter' than the OEM bulbs as can be seen from the image below with one changed. (Click the images to enlarge)



Now they actually look like LED Driving Lamps and not fog lights which should help those of you who have been flashed/stopped by the Police

A close up shows why. You can see the multiple bulb LED's quite clearly:



They were not difficult to change, the hardest part being separating the double lamp holder from the reflector unit without breaking the retaining clips......

Thanks go to magcar for finding the required bulbs

Just to clarify, the OEM and LED bulbs both have small locating lugs to ensure that they go in the correct way. The lugs on the LED bulbs are in the wrong place so you simply cut them off

The image shows the lugs on an OEM bulb


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 cruiserphil (20 August 2013)
Rich   
Tue Aug 20 2013, 03:37pm
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Location: Bournemouth
I like this. It matches the colour of the headlights. Is there a chance you can put a link from eBay of the correct bulbs as the search for the type you have put comes up with BMW's and the C6 LED search looks a lot different. I want to make sure i get the right ones!

Thanks
C6Dave   
Tue Aug 20 2013, 03:46pm

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Location: Northumberland
These are the bulbs: - Click Here - Yes they are described as BMW but do fit with the small lugs that I have noted in my previous thread, removed.

They don't actually do anything so there is no problem cutting them off.

Be aware though that the bulbs are from the USA so will attract import duty to the UK
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 cruiserphil (20 August 2013)
Trainman   
Tue Aug 20 2013, 05:12pm

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Location: Penwortham
I've found the same ones in the UK - Click Here -

going to order some later
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 cruiserphil (20 August 2013)
apopesc   
Wed Aug 21 2013, 09:38am
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Location: Hann. M√ľnden
What about these? I think they look better.
- Click Here -
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C6Dave   
Wed Aug 21 2013, 10:29am

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Location: Northumberland
apopesc wrote ...

What about these? I think they look better.
- Click Here -

They don't look a lot different and given the price and import duty from the USA I would go with the English ones posted above.
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Rich   
Wed Aug 21 2013, 12:23pm
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Member No: #542
Location: Bournemouth
Thanks for the links! I will no doubt be purchasing the ones from the UK very shortly!
dsharples   
Sat Aug 24 2013, 12:35pm
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Member No: #119
Location: Woodbridge
Don't go with the first "english ones from ebay". I got mine today, and the don't have copper receptacles for the "power prongs". They instead have mini female "lucar" terminals soldered to the LED connectors, and mounted into the plastic receptacles. Whilst It's probable they would allow power terminals to mount from the top surface (is that how the mount in a BMW?), they won't from the bottom.
The Second set look to have the copper plated mounts, so should be fine...
C6Dave   
Sat Aug 24 2013, 01:22pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Not sure what you mean as you simply replace the unit as a whole. The bottom of the OEM bulbs looks like this (and so should the LED unit:


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dsharples   
Sat Aug 24 2013, 02:32pm
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Location: Woodbridge
Nope, see attached. Its designed to fit a forward power mounting, not a rear power mounting. The lucar terminals face up to the top of the bulb, so do not allow the bulb to mount down on to a power mounting.

magicands   
Sat Aug 31 2013, 05:56pm
Joined: Sep 13 2012
Member No: #1021
Location: Coventry, Warwickshire
Ok, can somebody clarify which type of lamp is correct.
I found this eBay link - Click Here - but am unsure if these have the Lucar terminals referred to above.
I guess an ebay link to the lamps that Dave has used would be ideal?

Thanks all.

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Dekidex   
Sat Oct 26 2013, 04:40pm
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Location: Untersiggenthal
You lost me...
So is it only a Bulb that Nerds replacement or is it the entire tray??

Thanx
C6Dave   
Sat Oct 26 2013, 05:02pm

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Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Just the bulb......
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magicands   
Sat Oct 26 2013, 05:02pm
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Location: Coventry, Warwickshire
Dekidex wrote ...

You lost me...
So is it only a Bulb that Nerds replacement or is it the entire tray??

Thanx


There is another thread on the forum containing all the answers to the above questions.
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Dekidex   
Sat Oct 26 2013, 05:04pm
Joined: Oct 22 2013
Member No: #1471
Location: Untersiggenthal
magicands wrote ...

Dekidex wrote ...

You lost me...
So is it only a Bulb that Nerds replacement or is it the entire tray??

Thanx


There is another thread on the forum containing all the answers to the above questions.



Linky linky please
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