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#1 Andywest2k1

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:39 PM

Hi all,

Im wanting to change the bulbs in my interior, number plate and if possible my boot light bulbs to LED's or something brighter.
Just wondering if any of you guys had done this? What LED's should i be looking for and could someone point me in the right direction to somewhere to buy them from?

Also im wanting to detango the front and back indicators. Again which bulbs and where can u get them from?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 rocky1722

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:40 PM

Hi Andy,

Have a look at my post below and hopefully most of the info you're after is there.

http://www.fordowner...x...ic=5167&hl=

Give us a shout if you need anymore info. ;)

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:55 PM

Hi Andy,

Have a look at my post below and hopefully most of the info you're after is there.

http://www.fordowner...x...ic=5167&hl=

Give us a shout if you need anymore info. ;)

Stephen.


cheers mate, much appreciated

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:24 PM

I've swapped the footwell lights for a couple of red LEDs but they're a bit on the dim side. Are there any brighter red LEDs about or am I better off with a standard red bulb?

I've gone for the LEDs as the standard bulbs get pretty hot in use.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:16 AM

I'm just jealous you've got footwell lights. :rolleyes: Might get round to fitting some someday.

I've got the following 12 LED bulbs in my Mondeo ST footwells and they're pretty bright. Sorry I haven't got any pics yet, I'll see if a can get a couple for you soon. ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...-An...:1|294:50

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:14 AM

I'm just jealous you've got footwell lights. :rolleyes: Might get round to fitting some someday.

I've got the following 12 LED bulbs in my Mondeo ST footwells and they're pretty bright. Sorry I haven't got any pics yet, I'll see if a can get a couple for you soon. ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...-An...:1|294:50

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I might as well not have any, with the low levels of light coming from the LEDs. You can make out the red if you're wearing white shoes, other than that, it's just dark.

Thanks for the link. I was kinda put off by the multiple LED ones because, well, I thought they looked a bit messy and all those little nobbly bits in such close proximity make me a bit uncomfortable.

How bright are they compared to the standard footwell lights? The ones in the Fiesta are really bright!

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:20 PM

How bright are they compared to the standard footwell lights? The ones in the Fiesta are really bright!


They're quite bright, it's hard to say. I tried to take a photo for you tonight but the camera's making them look a lot brighter than they actually are. The only thing to watch out with these 12 LED ones are they are quite wide so if the Fiesta has only small holes for the bulbs to fit into they might not fit, however they fit OK in my Mondeo ST.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:32 PM

They're quite bright, it's hard to say. I tried to take a photo for you tonight but the camera's making them look a lot brighter than they actually are. The only thing to watch out with these 12 LED ones are they are quite wide so if the Fiesta has only small holes for the bulbs to fit into they might not fit, however they fit OK in my Mondeo ST.


They should be fine then. The bulbs have quite a bit of room since there aren't any holes! Just the socket for the bulb and no surrounds.

Can you actually tell they're on when the overhead light is on? Mine so far only show up on the pedals really.

[EDIT] Also, does anyone know if the other rear fog light has the connections for a bulb? I want two, working rear fog lights! not just the one!

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:58 AM

Just fitted those LEDs today and they are very bright! My passenger side socket came loose and I nearly blinded myself !Removed! it back in and putting the LED in! :lol: The one on the driver's side does look scarily low, but I'll find out if it's a knee scraper soon enough.

Thanks for the link and advice, Rocky, much appreciated.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:28 PM

No bother, glad you like them. ;)

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

Got a couple of pics of the red LEDs in action!
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:25 AM

Looks cosy. :D B)

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:36 PM

irononreverse, that looks wicked. Was well dissapointed with the white lights, thought i had a faulty one.

Would you guys recomend red bulbs or red leds. Not sure if the leds might be a bit bright. These were what i was looking at.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...12v...:1|294:50
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http://cgi.ebay.co.u...-Bu...:1|294:50

Sorry for no clicky links, im terrible with HTML

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

The ones in my link a few posts up are quite bright. You can see the red glow in daylight. I wanted brighter ones because the first set I bought didn't really show up at all against the black floor.

I don't really know how to describe how bright it is... I can use the red light to find stuff on the floor at night?

I can post more pics of them in light if you want.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:52 PM

Ok thanks. I think i'll get some LED's and give them a bash then.

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