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#298510 Headlight Bulbs Recommendations Please

Posted by BrownMotoring on 21 October 2013 - 09:17 PM

Generally, the whiter colour temps look great but they're a bit less effective as bulbs. Better than stock but not optimised for light. The Nightbreaker's are just very well engineered quality all round bulb. I'd love HID's personally but know I haven't got the time to be explaining myself to the Police these days. Look elsewhere if your after a purer white, Cool Blue Intense or Hyper maybe but I've not tried either.

#286997 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

Posted by BrownMotoring on 02 September 2013 - 07:34 PM

Hi Paul,


Yes, IT IS a warranty job. Mine was the offside one also. This kind of work probably isn’t the kind they want to be spending time on but if it isn’t working and should be, then it’s their problem. I could have left it but I would have hated that, especially on a new car. Certainly in my case they opted to replace the entire mirror unit. The first visit aside with all the messing about trying to diagnose the fault it actually only took half an hour in the end to carry out the work. It was sort of frustrating as I hoped it was an easily replaceable standard fit LED bulb so I could put brighter ones in, lol. Anyway, yes it is a warranty repair. Hope it goes well, let me know and if I can help with any more info.



#281768 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

Posted by BrownMotoring on 12 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

Probably should post an update. All easily sorted under warranty at local dealer. Whole mirror unit replacement so any Titanium/X owners out there - take care of those mirrors :mellow:

#277184 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

Posted by BrownMotoring on 24 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

Just in case anyone is interested for comedy purposes. I took the car to local Ford dealer during my lunch break at their request. Only a quick job to check out it they said.


After eventually removing a finger from their collective bottoms someone emerged 2hrs later (twice they had to update and calm me because they could see me changing colour with the rage) only to tell me the light wasn't working. Wow, that's awesome, give the man a gold star.


Anyway, a complete new mirror unit and about (I say "about", I'll book a hotel room and provisions) 2hrs Friday next week just to get two tiny LED's working. Seems absurd but glad it's under warranty. I'm annoyed but it's a new car and I expect everything to be in order while it's under warranty. A timely reminder as to why I don't feel the love for main dealers. I'll look forward to part two.

#277108 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

Posted by BrownMotoring on 24 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

Ahh stuff it, off to Ford at lunch. It's new, they can sort it. Suppose I was kind of hoping I could upgrade the bulbs at the same time but need more info first. For the mo I want it working as it's new and shiny and it'll just do my head in, lol.

#277101 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

Posted by BrownMotoring on 24 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

They are very effective but one isn't working. I assumed they were LED's but the built in bit you mentioned is a worry. Surely it's a replaceable part? Can I not buy a couple of LED bulbs of eBay and fit them myself?

#277071 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

Posted by BrownMotoring on 23 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hi, I have a 2013 Fiesta Titanium with factory fit puddle lights on the underside of the powerfold door mirrors. Two questions really, 1. what bulbs are they and 2. Is it straight forward getting inside to replace the bulbs?


Thanks all.

#274776 Goodbye And Hello!

Posted by BrownMotoring on 13 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

It’s been a fun couple of years with highs and lows (numb nuts estate agent rear ending me stands out) but the time arrived.


So my loyal little Ink Blue 11 plate 1.25/82 3dr Zetec Fes is going…


…and in its place comes a shiny new 13 plate Fes - Titanium 1.0/100ps Ecoboost, 5dr in Nautical blue with heated front seats, Driver Assistance Pack (the dealer unintentionally gave me a demo of Active CityStop, lol. It works!) and rear view camera (I’m an tech geek, can’t help it).


Pick up next Friday, can’t wait. Wish me luck folks.


I'm excited, lol.