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The light is a bit too diffused, tbh they look more like drl than fogs to me.

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THe OSRAM Gold night breakers arrived, got them in and some cheapy blue leds for the footwell 4 leds but they are not the brightest but looks okay, need to wait for the night now lol

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How you finding the bulbs? :)

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Havn't gone out yet, heading up to a mates soon will see how they look!

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Thats just not good enough! haha only joking :) take some pictures :)

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Just been out in them, amazing, had some after market bulbs before but these are defro the best, brilliant even spread across the front. Will get some pics if it helps lol.

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Told you :) they're great brightness wise. Ive got a set of Philips Diamond Vision 5000k in mine which arent as bright but give a more icy-white colour so they match my angel eyes :)

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I just replaced mine with these, main and dipped and they are far better than stock and are recommended by many.

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/H7-Ring-XENON-Ultima-120-Headlamp-Bulb-55W-pair.html

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/H1-Ring-XENON-Ultima-120-Headlamp-Bulb-55W-pair.html

and for the interior I used

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501-led-extreme-power-1.5w-360-degree-white-blue-red-amber.html

Plenty bright enough in my opinion

footwell and reading light.

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Bulbs! Just going out in to the cold to replace the 3rd or 4th bulb in about 18months. All genuine OSRAM or Philips H7s, careully fitted. Is this common? Atleast I can do it in double quick time now with all the practice I've had.....

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Not usual no it depends what bulbs your using some of them have high output but crap life spans. Particularly the bulbs with a thick blue coating because they require a decent output to shine through the coating

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They are +90 or 100% but not maxy-p blue. This recent one may have been due to a vicious country road pothole, that bad I thought it must have bent the alloy but looks like only the bulb took the hit

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Make sure aswel when your changing the bulbs that you dont touch the bulbs with your hand. use gloves or a cloth when fitting as this can greatly reduce the life of your bulbs

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From another thread looks like its known design fault not me or just bad luck,

This bulletin represents technical service information only.
Without exception all gratis repairs and replacements are subject to the
individual warranty and policy procedures of the supervisory Ford Company. The
illustrations, technical information, data and descriptive text in this issue,
to the best of our knowledge, were correct at the time of
publication.

Subject/Concern:
Blown headlamp bulbs on one or both headlamps

Model:


Fiesta 2008.75 (07/2008–)

Build Date: 21.07.2008-23.09.2009
Build Code: 8D-9C
Assembly Plant: Cologne

Fiesta 2008.75 (07/2008–)

Build Date: 12.01.2009-23.09.2009
Build Code: 9J-9C
Assembly Plant: Valencia

Kuga 2008.5 (02/2008–) - vehicles with conventional headlamps
only

Build Date: Up to 21.10.2010
Build Code: Up to AR
Assembly Plant:
Saarlouis




Summary


Should a customer express concern about repeated, blown headlamp bulbs on one
or both headlamps, the probable cause is a voltage spike in the electrical
vehicle system.


• NOTE: Fiesta 2008.75: It is not required to remove the headlamp
assembly on the right-hand side.


• NOTE: Kuga 2008.5: It is not required to remove the headlamp
assemblies completely.


To rectify this concern, an resistor wire should be installed on both
headlamps between the current electrical socket and the headlamp bulb H7.


Labor Times published in this TSB are available from 25.10.2010 onwards.
Please refresh your Labor Master file at that day to receive the new data in
your Dealer Management System. Please contact your internal system
administrator.








Parts Required

Description
Finis Code
Quantity

Resistor wire
1 715 479
2

Headlamp bulb H7
see FordEcat
-



Labor Time

Operation Description
Operation No. / Time

Resistor Wire Install On Both Headlamps - Fiesta 2008.75

Includes: Headlamp Assembly (Left-Hand Side) Remove And Install
710041C65

Resistor Wire Install On Both Headlamps - Kuga 2008.5

Includes: Loosen The Headlamp Assembly On Both Sides
710041C65



Repair/Claim Coding

Causal Part:
36319

ACES Condition Code:
42

OASIS
201200, 203200
Production Action
The resistor wire between the current electrical socket and the headlamp bulb
H7 has been installed in Cologne/Valencia production since 24.09.2009 (build
code 9C) and will be installed in Saarlouis production from 22.10.2010 (build
code AR) onwards.


Service Instruction
See Summary.


Resistor Wire - Install (On Both Headlamps)

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So bought and fitted resistor wires back in March/April........and drivers side bulb just gone...again. Being summer with light mornings and nights chuffin lights not even been on that much. Amazing how little niggles can really put you off and start to hate the fing car.

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