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As the Topic stated I finally found a place in a town nearby were I could purchase some LED's for the number plate and front parking lights, they only had the 5 led types which are perfect for the interior or number plates, but personally I would prefer some brighter led's for the front parking lights.

I will try and get some brighter once and just use the smaller once for the interior.

I did find a big flaw with the standard lights that are in the number plate holders, the globes got so hot against the plastic that it started turning black as can be seen from the pics, the reason for this is that the plastic fitting is right up against the bulb, definitely something to look out for.

Standard bulb against the fitting, notice the burned plastic around the edge


Fitting with bulb removed


Replaced with Led, big change with the white light


Fitted Led's to parking lights as well, matches the HID lights perfectly, I will however change to a 10 or 12 Led type.They do look alot brighter at night time.



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Looks good, I tried similar LEDs for my number plates, but then changed them to the blue tinted halogen W5W bulbs that came with the Philips Crystalvision H7s, which I prefer because of the more even light spread. They're not quite as white as LEDs but they match the DRLs better.

I also had to buy a new bulb holder for the number plate ones, because I damaged the metal clip trying to get it out lol.

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mmmh I might just try that, my next mod will have to be the head lights, just so they not as yellow against the nice hid's.

which type of bulbs do you guys recommend for the head lights, taking into account I have Hid's and just want the same white colour, of course any extra brightness won't hurt as well. each time I switch the brights on the nice white lights go all yellow because of the standard headlights, so I tend too use the headlights less.

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yeah a had led in rear too but changed for philips blue vision and are great just like phil said :D

Do you know if the BlueVision W5W is the same as the ones that come with CrystalVisions or other H7 bulbs? I think the picture of the BlueVisions online looked like they are only slightly blue tinted. If they are the same I might try them inside the car too.

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Do you know if the BlueVision W5W is the same as the ones that come with CrystalVisions or other H7 bulbs? I think the picture of the BlueVisions online looked like they are only slightly blue tinted. If they are the same I might try them inside the car too.

I think they are pretty much the same mines just look a great white !


but for inside i suggest getting these

All the bulbs you need is on this page <<< click that lol but here

checked for you these are the same ones i have and are amazing!


Warning Link Intense!

you could change the Fogs to Cree Lights can also be used for reverse light http://www.alltronix.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=521&zenid=gmk4v4gbn2767rjg2fcav30f34

Lenny in the forum recommends them (check out this thread) http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/61146-cree-led-headlight-bulbs/

also talks about decent bulbs at the front of the car called Osram Cool Blue Intense (http://www.amazon.co.uk/INTENSE-halogen-headlamp-64210CBI-HCB-double/dp/B005Q0F9PA)

and interior lights is another change you could do if i remember the interior lights is 501 capless so for interior i would go with these 194 501 T10 Wide Angle 12 LED Wedge Bulbs (http://www.wardenjp.com/stores/194.html)

You get them in 4 colours Amber, Blue, Red and Xenon white all geat lights and trust worthy supplier

personally a went for the blue lights for my footwells and courtesy lights


I used these for my map reader lights and my registration lights and they are exelent VERY BRIGHT! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390920555502

I picked the longer version for the boot light http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371013417114?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

You can also de-tango your indicator lights by replacing them with Philips SilverVison http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-accessories/car-maintenance-accessories/bulbs/interior-bulbs/?48177516S&0&cc5_201

ive still to do this lol but wee hint if you sign up to this forum premium you get discounts from that place 25% off a think lol (waiting to i get paid lol)

if your interested you can get mats for your cup holders and storage which look really good they even have a white one that glows in the dark! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181429330308?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT i love these :)

and if you want to keep ur key in good nick i got this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251407574392?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Many more things you can do but all upto you and your taste :D :P

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I've ordered one each of Philips BlueVision and Osram Cool Blue W5Ws so I can compare.

The main thing is I want them to match this festoon I got for the courtesy light which I'm really happy with: http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/mtec-264-festoon-12v-44mm-super-white-xenon-effect-bulbs-2-bulbs/

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