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500 DRL upgrade

So swapped my bulbs drl today for the xeon white 580 blue looking bulbs ..... the difference is amazing but as soon as they were changed and I checked everything I get ďcheck parking lightsĒ on my dash 🤮 haha what have I done now?! Is it the bulbs? Not compatible or is it maybe the dreaded tailgate wiring again??🤮🤮🤮 help!!Click image for larger version

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So swapped my bulbs drl today for the xeon white 580 blue looking bulbs ..... the difference is amazing but as soon as they were changed and I checked everything I get ďcheck parking lightsĒ on my dash 🤮 haha what have I done now?! Is it the bulbs? Not compatible or is it maybe the dreaded tailgate wiring again??🤮🤮🤮 help!!Attachment 204308
The wattage is right so they should be OK. Parking lights are the 5 Watt filament (the two inner contacts if memory serves) - have you checked the lights both come on with a lower output when the headlights are on?
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Re: 500 DRL upgrade

With the key out turn o the lights, see which one isn't on, remember to check the rears too
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With the key out turn o the lights, see which one isn't on, remember to check the rears too


I think itís the rear lights both day lights work fine but when I put on the headlights they come on but I get the warningClick image for larger version

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Just realised one of the bulbs is dogey when headlights on itís off obviously one of the filaments has gone
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Just realised one of the bulbs is dogey when headlights on it’s off obviously one of the filaments has gone
Check the contact wires on the base of the bulb, one might be snapped off or mis-aligned?

The method I stated above turns on all the side lights if say you wanted to park leaving them on, then its easy to check them? Normally they go off with the key, you have to consciously turn them back on once the key is out.
Rear lights don't come on with DRL

I tried those blue bulbs, got totally sick changing them, lasted from half a day to six months max
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Check the contact wires on the base of the bulb, one might be snapped off or mis-aligned?

The method I stated above turns on all the side lights if say you wanted to park leaving them on, then its easy to check them? Normally they go off with the key, you have to consciously turn them back on once the key is out.
Rear lights don't come on with DRL

I tried those blue bulbs, got totally sick changing them, lasted from half a day to six months max


Yeah Iíve swapped them back & presto no warnings .... shame as the colour is so much better!! Sometimes I can be so dense itís shocking putting it down to being tired
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Iíve just fitted cheap Xeon effect DRL 580 bulbs, nice clean white light with no error messages.. £6 off amazon..
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But how long will they last?
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Iíve used the blue glass bulbs off eBay for £4.00 a pair. They seem to vary in quality but they are so much whiter and nicer to look at with the blue tinge which is good especially on blue cars.
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The cost doesnít seem to be the issue, rather the hassle of changing them regularly, esp when the back door is missing like in my case. Good thing is I don't have to take care not to lose it🤗
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The cost doesnít seem to be the issue, rather the hassle of changing them regularly, esp when the back door is missing like in my case. Good thing is I don't have to take care not to lose it🤗
If you mean the square inner wing cover I cable tied mine in place after losing at least 2.
I just drilled holes in the cover and in plastic guard and looped through the tie.
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Hope mine last a few years, Iím in rush to replace them bad boys again.. my hands and wrists where skinless.. Iím lowered on 17Ēs
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I got the same bulbs in blue @typecastboy agreed the colour is so much crisper white rather than yellow! I had to move the little contacts a bit as got error messages.... Iíve completely given up on the LED type they just donít work Iíve tried 2 sets now ... my number plate ones worked great but they were not error free so swapped em back! So now Iíve changed all my front bulbs for Xeon style and they look great! Still a bit jealous of the lights on newer styles but hey ho canít have it all 🤣
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I got the same bulbs in blue @typecastboy agreed the colour is so much crisper white rather than yellow! I had to move the little contacts a bit as got error messages.... Iíve completely given up on the LED type they just donít work Iíve tried 2 sets now ... my number plate ones worked great but they were not error free so swapped em back! So now Iíve changed all my front bulbs for Xeon style and they look great! Still a bit jealous of the lights on newer styles but hey ho canít have it all 🤣
I'm not saying they'll work error free but found these

https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/58...-elegance.html

https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/74...edge-bulb.html
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